What is cosmetic dentistry?

Nowadays, cosmetic dentistry has gained a lot of popularity. And dentists have a lot of tools and techniques to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing.

As you may be thinking, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile, while traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease. General dental practices address dental problems that require necessary treatment, while cosmetic dentistry provide desired treatments or services.

Your dentist can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. These improvements are not always just cosmetic. They can also improve oral health problems.

A good cosmetic dentist can help to improve your appearance and your smile. Your self-esteem and confidence will increase, too.

Today’s cosmetic dentistry includes teeth whitening, teeth bonding, teeth-colored restorations and fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, braces, dental implants, gum reshaping, enamel shaping. You and your dentist will decide all the procedures you need in order to have a perfect smile.

Teeth whitening


Over time, teeth can become stained especially after smoking, taking certain medications, or consuming food and beverages such as coffee and tea. In an hour, Dr. Arhiri will whiten your teeth in his dental practice. It will surely increase your confidence and everyone will notice the change.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding may improve how your teeth look if they have excess space between them, or if they are chipped, broken, stained or cracked. This procedure is usually done in a single visit office.

Zirconium crowns

A dental crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can be used to attach bridges, to protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken.

Zirconium crowns are the best solution for everyone. They are translucent enough to be similar to natural teeth, they have no metal fuse, they are modifiable in size, shape and color, these type of crowns need less tooth structure removal. But the major advantage is that zirconium crowns will look natural.

Dental implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They provide stable support for the artificial teeth.

Braces

People of almost all the ages are taking the advantages of using braces. Braces not only improve the look of the teeth that are crowded or crooked. They can improve an irregular bite and correct jaw positioning and jaw joint disorders. There are different types of braces available, from the metal ones to the “invisible” ones. Your dentist will recommend the most suitable for you. Braces work by applying steady pressure over time to slowly move teeth into alignment.

Zirconium bridges

Dental bridges “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crown for the teeth either side of the gap and a false tooth/teeth in between.  Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

Enamel reshaping (contouring)

It is a quick and painless procedure of shaping natural teeth to improve their appearance. It is used to correct small imperfections such as uneven teeth or teeth that are slightly overcrowded.

As you can see, cosmetic dentistry offers a lot of options for people which are not satisfied with their smile. If the answer to the question “Do you like your smile?” is “no”, call us today at 610.647.7611 to make an appointment. Dr. Arhiri is here to give you the best solution.

References:


http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/america-asks-12/cosmetic-dentistry

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/ss/slideshow-cosmetic-dentistry

http://yoursmilebecomesyou.com/cosmetic-dentistry/

http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/cosmetic/

http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=C&iid=300&aid=1196

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-health-bridges#1

 

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