Different Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Cosmetic dentistry consists of different professional procedures that focus on enhancing the aesthetics of teeth. Some of these procedures also provide restorative benefits such as fixing dental problems. We also call these procedures the best way for “smile makeovers” at our dental clinic Edmonton. Let us now take a look at some common cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Teeth whitening is the most common, least expensive, and simplest of all the cosmetic dentistry procedures. As the name says, teeth whitening involves correcting the discoloration flaws in teeth. In this procedure, teeth are thoroughly cleaned to remove plaque, tartar, and food debris from the crevices. Depending on the amount of discoloration, cosmetic dentists also use bleaching agents for teeth whitening.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells, generally made of dental porcelain or composite, that cover the frontal teeth. These ultra-thin shells cover the visible flaws related to color, shape, size, or length of the frontal teeth. The thin veneer is fixed to the teeth with the help of a cementing material. Dental veneers last for about 20 years without staining and they blend seamlessly with other teeth.
Bonding is a putty-like resin material that is applied to discolored, cracked, misshapen, or chipped teeth.It is hardened to look exactly like the natural teeth. Dental bonding is a painless procedure that gets completed within 30-60 minutes but lasts for up to 10 years with proper care. The tooth enamel-like looking resin is applied to the damaged tooth, hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, and shaped and polished to match other teeth.
A dental crown is a cap-like structure that is fitted over a damaged tooth. Dental crowns cover the entire teeth that are damaged, decayed, severely discolored, misshapen, chipped, or cracked. They restore the shape, size, strength, and appearance of your teeth. Dental crowns are generally made of dental porcelain, composite, ceramic, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. With proper care, they tend to last for about 30 years.
If you want to know more about these cosmetic dentistry procedures or wish to know which procedure would be the best for your dental issues, schedule your appointment with our dental clinic Edmonton today. Our dentists will guide and help you in achieving a beautiful, sparkling smile.