Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedure that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth or gums and enhances their smile. Brushing and flossing regularly are critical for good dental health, but over time, our teeth may suffer from minor damage, discoloration, and misalignment. Cosmetic dentistry allows patients to address these common dental problems, restore their confidence, and enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile.
Anyone can have cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can correct many of the same issues as restorative dentistry, including missing teeth, stained or discolored teeth, broken teeth, and misaligned teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is generally elective and focuses on improving the appearance of your smile.
The benefits of cosmetic dentistry go beyond a beautiful smile. These treatments can also improve your oral health and function. Here are some of the benefits:
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. The procedure uses a bleaching agent containing hydrogen to remove stain and discoloration from tooth enamel, giving patients a whiter smile. Patients may have a whitening kit to take home, or we may provide treatment right here in the office.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that can fix chipped or cracked teeth. Bonding can also be used to close small gaps between teeth and can also be used to change the color of teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure because they provide a quick, dramatic smile makeover. Veneers cover the fronts of teeth that are worn, chipped, misaligned, or discolored. They also match the color of your natural teeth, unlike some other types of restoration.
A dental crown, sometimes called a dental cap, is a dental restoration used to cover a tooth that is damaged or cracked. Dental crowns are custom-fitted to the tooth and cover the entire tooth above the gumline. Dental crowns can also be used to support dental bridges.
Dental implants are the longest-lasting solution to missing teeth. During the procedure, your implant dentist will place a metal post into the jawbone. This metal post will act as the tooth’s root. Once healed, your implant dentist can attach an artificial tooth to the post.
Orthodontic treatment involves the use of dental braces or Invisalign to straighten teeth. Orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete, depending on the severity of the dental issue.
When gums have receded, they expose more of the tooth’s surface. This exposes more of the tooth’s roots, which may become sensitive to heat, cold, and sweets. Exposed roots may also become sensitive when brushing or flossing. A gum lift will correct the gum line, help prevent further gum recession, and protect the tooth’s roots.
To learn more about our dental procedures, call Cheyenne Mountain Dental at (719) 576-3276 to schedule your appointment or visit us at 3605 Star Ranch Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.