Cosmetic dentistry is a term used to refer to a dental procedure that improves the appearance of one’s gum, teeth, or bite. Although this procedure is primarily used to enhance the appearance of one’s teeth or smile, in some cases it is also used to treat some dental problems. If you have broken, chipped, cracked, uneven, stained, or decayed teeth, you can fix these issues using cosmetic dentistry. There are many types of cosmetic dentistry that people use for different purposes. Listed below are the 3 most common cosmetic dentistry treatments that you can get at Berwyn Dental Connection.
3 Common Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
1. Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which dentists use a tooth-colored resin or durable plastic material onto the tooth and harden it with laser light to bond the material to the tooth. This procedure repairs chipped, fractured, discolored, decayed tooth or make the tooth last longer. It is a good alternative to amalgam or silver fillings.
For people who have a cracked or chipped tooth, it is important to get an urgent solution in order to prevent further infections. Dental bonding is very effective for this. It takes roughly 30 minutes per tooth and patients can immediately have teeth that are able to eat and bite without any discomfort. Bonding uses material that has natural-looking teeth color. You need to know that the material is used only on the parts where there is stain or decay and not the entire tooth. As a result, it looks very natural and undetectable. Unlike crowns or veneers where dentists have to remove much of the tooth enamel in order to put solutions, bonding materials don’t require removing tooth enamel. This makes bonding less invasive.
The one drawback of bonding is its durability. Unlike crowns, bonding doesn’t last for a long time. Since it covers only a portion of the tooth, it is slightly fragile.
2. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that brightens the color of the teeth without harming any of the tooth surfaces. Teeth whitening is one of the most performed cosmetic dentistry procedures because it greatly enhances the look of the patient’s teeth and smiles. This procedure brightens your teeth and removes discoloration and stains. Almost all dentists provide teeth whitening services.
The most effective way to get teeth whitening done is by visiting a dental office. Dentists create custom-made trays according to the patient’s teeth structure and fill them with bleaching solutions. Since dentists strictly supervise this procedure, usually stronger grade bleaching solution is used unlike home-kits or other over-the-counter products.
3. Dental Veneer
A dental veneer is a thin material made of porcelain that is placed on the tooth surface to resemble the tooth’s natural look while also giving it resilience and strength just like tooth enamel. The dental veneer is also called porcelain laminate or porcelain veneers. It can be used to solve various dental issues like chipped, cracked, stained teeth or tooth that has gaps in between. However, the veneer is a permanent solution and offers numerous benefits that can be enjoyed.
The most common materials used in veneers are porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers are most popular and it is used to correct problems like the color or shape of the teeth. They are long-lasting and usually last 10-20 years. It is important to note that veneers will need to be replaced at some point. However, maintaining good oral hygiene can help them last longer.
We hope that you now know the common cosmetic dental treatments one can undergo at Berwyn Dental Connection. So, why settle with an average smile? Book your appointment today and achieve a perfect smile with ease.