Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental treatment that improves the appearance of your teeth. It’s ideal for patients who want to correct minor dental imperfections, such as unevenness or discoloration. Listed below are major cosmetic dental treatments offered to the patients.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of the teeth to enhance the appearance of the smile. They are used to fix a variety of cosmetic dental concerns, including poor tooth color, chips, cracks, and minor misalignments. Porcelain veneers require little to no tooth preparation, which makes them a more conservative option than dental crowns.
Dental crowns, also called caps, are designed to protect damaged teeth, restore broken teeth, cover misshapen teeth, or cover a dental implant. Crowns are cemented in place and cover the entire visible portion of the tooth. A dental crown allows you to preserve your natural tooth structure.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The dental bridge is secured to the remaining teeth with dental crowns and fills in the gap with artificial teeth. The dental bridge can improve aesthetics, restore function, and prevent other teeth from shifting.
Dental bonding involves the application of a composite resin to the surface of the teeth. The resin is shaped and polished to achieve the desired results. Bonding can be used as an alternative to amalgam fillings or to repair minor chips and cracks.
Tooth contouring involves the removal of small amounts of enamel to alter the shape and appearance of the teeth. This procedure is used to improve the appearance of the tooth and is generally not used to correct functional problems.
Teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments because it can completely change the appearance of your smile. The treatment uses a bleaching agent like hydrogen peroxide to whiten teeth. If you opt for a professional treatment, your dentist will apply the gel to your teeth and use a laser light to activate the gel. You’ll get noticeably whiter teeth after just one session!
Dr. Darian D.D.S. of Winning Smiles Dentistry is here to provide you with the best treatment and advice possible. To make a reservation, please contact us at (623) 777-7942. Alternatively, you can visit us at 20165 N 67th Ave #103, Glendale, AZ 85308.