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If you have uneven, broken or stained teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help rectify these conditions. Some examples of cosmetic dentistry include:
- Covering broken teeth
- Closing gaps
- Reshaping teeth
- Filling cavities
- Repairing chips
- Bleaching or teeth whitening
- Realignment of teeth
Most of the treatments not only make your smile beautiful, but they also improve oral problem such as an improper bite.
Cosmetic Dentistry Techniques
Teeth discoloration can occur as a result of cigarettes, tea, coffee or medication. It could also be hereditary or it can occur when someone gets older. Bleaching or teeth whitening is a popular chemical process which can help rectify this problem. You can also bleach your teeth to make them a shade whiter.
You can choose to bleach your teeth at the dentist’s office or you can do it at home. Most people prefer to do it at home because it is more convenient. Your dentist will create a mouthpiece for you that has the correct amount of whitening solution. Whitening from home can take about two to four weeks while at the dentist’s office it can take one or more, 45 minutes to one hour visits.
Crowns cover the tooth to restore its normal shape and appearance. They are very costly and are used when other types of cosmetic dentistry are not as effective. Even though they are a time-consuming procedure, crowns have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations.
These are thin pieces of plastic or porcelain placed over the front teeth to change the shape or color of your teeth. They are suitable for teeth that are crooked, unevenly spaced, oddly shaped, discolored or chipped.
Bonding is used to change the color or fill in gaps in between your teeth. You only need to go for one office visit and it will last you for years. Unfortunately, out of all the other types of restoration, bonding is more vulnerable to chipping or staining. Bonding would also be suitable for you if you have small cavities or when your teeth are slightly decayed. You can also use it to change the shape and color of your teeth.
How Do You Determine The Right Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure For You?
This will depend on the condition of your teeth and what you want the outcome to be. If you are thinking about correcting your smile using cosmetic dentistry, there are a few questions you can ask your dentist such as:
- What type of maintenance will I require after the procedure?
- What should I expect throughout the treatment?
- What will my teeth look like at the end of the procedure?
At Watertown Dentistry, we will help you to decide which cosmetic dental procedure is best for you. Call to set up an appointment today at 617-600-3442.