Cosmetic Dentistry Bringing Significant Improvement in Your LooksPosted by Neeta on Apr 24, 2016 in Dental Health | Comments Off on Cosmetic Dentistry Bringing Significant Improvement in Your Looks
In today’s age, when personality matters so much in one’s overall progress, everyone is well aware of ways with which s/he can improve her/his personality and one of the leading ways among them is cosmetic dentistry. From teeth whitening to replacing teeth, cosmetic dentistry can bring about a smile makeover and a significant change in your looks with its various procedures. Dr. Justin Sycamore, a leading Thousand Oaks cosmetic dentist, shares here information on cosmetic dentistry procedures with which you can enhance your beauty and life.
It’s natural for your teeth to get discolored or stained over time, particularly if you smoke, consume foods and drinks like tea and coffee, and take certain medicines. Teeth whitening can remove this discoloration or stains by bleaching your teeth with a chemical process. Teeth whitening can be done in the dentist’s office or at home.
Your dentist will form a custom mouthpiece tray so as to ensure that the whitening solution will be enough to reach your teeth. As such, patients find the at-home procedure more convenient than the in-office procedure; but, it may take 2 to 4 weeks or even longer to show the results, based on the intensity of peroxide used. The in-office procedure can be done in 1 or multiple 1- to 2-hour sessions.
Teeth whitening is purely a cosmetic procedure and doesn’t involve any cleaning. So, it is important for you to clean your teeth regularly and not to expose them to causative factors of discoloration or staining again.
The procedure of bonding is used when there are excess gaps between teeth, and also if teeth are broken, cracked, chipped or stained. Also, small cavities can be filled with the bonding material and also exposed dental roots can be protected with it. Though the bonding material lasts for several years, it also tends more to get stained or chip or simply wear down.
Veneers are custom shells usually made of porcelain and sometimes of plastic too. They cover the front surface of teeth. They are more durable than bonding and offer a superior look. They are also cheaper than crowns. They can bring improvement in teeth that:
- Have gaps between them
- Have been worn or chipped
- Are poorly shaped
- Are permanently stained
- Are somewhat crooked
Crowns or caps cover a tooth completely and restore a normal shape and look. You can choose a crown, for:
- Covering a discolored or misshaped tooth
- Protecting a weak tooth
- Covering a tooth having a large filling
- Covering a dental implant
- Holding a dental bridge in place
Enamel contouring includes removing or contouring the dental enamel (white portion of teeth) to enhance their look. The procedure is sometimes combined with bonding. With enamel contouring, your dentist can rectify:
- Your overlapping or crooked teeth
- Irregular or chipped teeth
- Minor bite issues
Visit Sycamore.dental to get information of many more cosmetic as well as general dentistry procedures. At this dentist’s office, you will be treated with utmost care and skill to rectify your any dental problems.