Any dental work that enhances the appearance of teeth, gums, and/or bite is referred to as cosmetic dentistry. It generally focuses on amending the patient's teeth' color, position, shape, size, and overall appearance. A dentist who is trained in this field is known as a cosmetic dentist.
Who Can Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?
- People suffering from discoloration caused by excessive consumption of coffee or tea.
- People with chipped, cracked, or broken teeth, caused by external trauma or biting anything too hard.
- Discoloration caused by smoking, certain medicines, alcohol, or tobacco consumption.
- People with gapped teeth.
- Individuals suffering from decay or missing teeth.
What are the Treatments Offered Under Cosmetic Dentistry?
Teeth whitening is usually done in just one visit to your dentist's office and is one of the most common dental procedures. Plaque and tartar will be removed from the surface of each tooth by the dental hygienist, and then the teeth will then be whitened with a bleaching agent to achieve a lighter shade.
Dental veneers are thin shells made of medical-grade ceramic that are custom-crafted to fit over your original teeth. They have a very realistic appearance and can treat a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including crooked teeth, cracked or damaged enamel, and visible gaps between teeth. The veneer is fitted to the front of each tooth using dental adhesive.
Dental implants can replace teeth that have been lost or damaged. At the place of the missing tooth, a small titanium screw is introduced into the jaw to serve as a support for a crown. These implants are almost undetectable from the surrounding natural teeth. Once the bone and supporting tissue fuse to the implant, it is securely held in place.
Crowns, also known as dental caps, are ceramic restorations that are used to repair fractured, chipped, worn out, overly spaced, or weak teeth. They resemble natural teeth, except crowns are hollow on the inside. They are cemented in place on teeth with the help of dental adhesives.
Your dentist will first remove the decay, then apply the composite to the tooth's surface, "sculpt" it into the desired shape, and cure it with a high-intensity laser.
Cosmetic dentistry will improve your self-esteem and allow you to smile more confidently. It allows you to boost your self-esteem and get the smile you've always wanted.
Please reach out to our Premier Arts Dental in Freehold, NJ, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Shah. Please call us at (732) 702-2787 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.