Are you tired of looking at your crooked, chipped, or stained teeth? We have a plethora of options regarding cosmetic dentistry that can quickly turn your smile around.
Your smile is an essential facial feature and one of the features that people notice first about you. If you feel that your teeth are unattractive, you can become self-conscious, and your confidence can plummet.
Contrary to popular belief, cosmetic dentistry is not only about aesthetics but also improving the function of your teeth. Dr. Cecilia Sorelle believes that to improve your smile, function has to be restored first.
Cosmetic dentistry is a blend of art and science. The dentistry part is entirely science. The cosmetic part is art, which means that skill and imagination will be merged as one to enhance your smile.
Since we have a myriad of options and techniques that are the disposal of Dr. Cecilia Sorelle, you need to be sure about which procedure you should choose. Understand the risks, the costs, and the time required as you go for the perfect smile.
Without further ado, let’s see some of these procedures.
You can benefit from bonding and veneers if you have spaces, cracks, chips, stains, or crooked teeth.
Our dentist can use bonding materials to fill cavities or, at times, protect the roots of your teeth if exposed. Bonding can also be used to cover up discolored teeth.
Typically, our dentist will carry out this procedure in one visit. Your teeth will be roughened using a specific solution; then, a tooth-colored bonding solution will be directly added to your tooth’s surface. Your smile will be changed in a matter of hours, and you can enjoy it for many years. But maintenance is required from time to time.
On the other hand, veneers last longer than bonding. They are wafer-thin shells that are customized to match your teeth. They are fixed on the front surface of your teeth. They provide a more superior appearance than bonding.
For the veneers to fit perfectly, our dentist will have to remove some of the enamel, then cements them in place.
Naturally, your teeth can get stained, especially if you are a smoker or consume foods and drinks such as tea and coffee or red wine. Additionally, if you have poor oral hygiene, your teeth will stain easily.
Luckily, there is professional teeth whitening that can brighten your pearly whites.
Teeth whitening is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures. At times, people might choose to whiten their teeth at home, but nothing beats professional whitening.
During your appointment, our dentist will use bleach to whiten your teeth. This process usually takes two hours. But, some people have severe stains on their teeth and others whose teeth do not respond to the bleach. If this is the case, our dentist will have to use another treatment.
With dental shaping and contouring, our dentist will remove or contour your enamel to enhance the appearance of your teeth. At times our dentist may combine this procedure with bonding.
Shaping and contouring can be used to:
You can benefit from shaping and contouring if you have healthy teeth, and there’s still adequate bone to support your teeth.
If you have missing teeth, bridges can be an effective solution. Bridges are usually made from different materials, including gold, porcelain, and alloys. Bridges depend on the surrounding teeth for anchorage.
Your oral hygiene will go a long way in ensuring that the bridge is a success.
Crowns are typically made from porcelain, metal, ceramic, and resin. They are an excellent solution for damaged teeth. Usually, some of the enamel will be removed to accommodate the crown.
Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Typically, an implant is made from titanium and is surgically implanted in your jawbone. An implant is made of three parts: a titanium post (implant), an abutment (a connector that links the implant to the prosthesis), and a prosthesis (crown or denture).
Implants replace the whole tooth, from the crown to the root. It’s the only restoration that comes close to mimicking the function and appearance of your natural teeth. Implants can be used to replace one, several, or all of your teeth.
Your dream smile is possible; the only challenge is choosing the appropriate treatment. At Dental Arts Ninth St., we would love to be part of your journey as you go for the perfect smile.