Cosmetic dentistry gives patients treatments that help to improve the aesthetics of their teeth. However, cosmetic dentistry can also help to prevent other, more serious dental issues as well as some health issues. There are some cosmetic dentistry procedures that are more commonly done and you can read here to learn more about some of them.
Inlays or onlays can help with damaged or problematic teeth
Inlays and onlays are made in a lab to be attached to a tooth that doesn't have a proper structure for a traditional filling. When the dentist gets the inlays and onlays back from the lab, then you will go into the office and the dentist will use a bonding agent that is very strong to put them on your teeth. They will go right on the surface of your teeth and they can fix things like cavities, damage, and other issues your teeth may have that they would be able to help with.
Bonding can be used to help with a wide range of dental issues
Bonding is a material that is shaded to match the color of the rest of your teeth and it can be handcrafted onto your teeth by the dentist to fix many types of issues. If you have one tooth that stands out because it is shorter than the others, then the dentist can use this material to build on to the shorter tooth and match it to the others. If you have a chipped tooth, they can fix this to make it look as if the tooth was never damaged. Another way this material is sometimes used is to put a lighter shade of it on all of the teeth that can be seen when you smile or talk to whiten them if you have naturally dark teeth. Composite bonding can also be used to fix gaps by building on the sides of the teeth. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry that reshapes or changes the build of a tooth, this is one of the more affordable ways to go.
Porcelain veneers are made in a lab using a model of your teeth and gums. The veneers can also be used to fix a lot of different dental problems, such as creating a whiter smile by putting lighter colored veneers on naturally dark teeth, repairing chipped teeth, fixing misshapen teeth, and much more.
Contact your local dental office to see what procedures are avaliable to you!