Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry that deals with the appearance of a person. It also depends on personal needs, preferences, and opinions. Everyone has a different perception of what is called a beautiful or perfect smile; you and your cosmetic dentist might have a different opinion. So, you need to discover what is that thing you need to change in your smile and then communicate regarding that to your dentist.
What are the services provided by a cosmetic dentist?
Professional Teeth Whitening, Crowns, Bridges
Teeth whitening also called dental bleaching, in which an oxidizing agent is used to remove stains from teeth and make them look whiter. On the other hand, crowns help to restore and reinforce an already existing tooth by covering or capping it. They add a layer of protection to the damaged teeth and conceal it visually. While bridges are a replacement for a small group of teeth, that help in bridging the gaps caused by tooth loss.
Porcelain Dental Veneers
A porcelain dental veneer is a thin layer of material that is placed over a tooth to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect damage to the tooth's surface. Veneers can be placed, only if you have a healthy dental structure to support them.
During this treatment, implants are placed in the shape of the missing or broken tooth to restore aesthetic balance. Implants are durable and convenient, without any need for adhesives to keep them in place.
Invisalign are alternatives to braces and are virtually invisible to be noticed by other people. With the clear aligners, misaligned teeth can be corrected without any metal brackets or wires.
CEREC 3D can be used to repair damaged teeth. The cosmetic dentists use a special camera to take a picture of the tooth and use the optics to make an impression that can be designed on the computer using CAD technology.
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