An Overview of Cosmetic Dentistry
A rapidly emerging field of dentistry is referred to as cosmetic
dentistry. In cosmetic dentistry, the emphasis is on improving the
patient’s smile through changing the appearance of the teeth and mouth.
Many people view cosmetic dental practices as being elective treatments
– as opposed to necessary dental treatments – but having a beautiful,
engaging smile and feeling secure in one’s appearance can make people
feel better about themselves and lead to a fuller, happier life.
How Cosmetic Dentistry Works
Cosmetic dentistry is the best way to improve your smile, whether you’ve
missing or damaged teeth, gaps between your teeth, or your teeth have
been discolored or stained. Dr.
Alexander will be overseeing and performing your cosmetic dental
procedures, in a manner that is convenient to your schedule.
With state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry procedures, Cotter
dentist Dr. Alexander will work to save as much of your existing tooth
structure as possible. This saves you money, preserves your teeth, and
eliminates the need for more invasive dental procedures.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
There are currently many cosmetic dentistry procedures available. Among
- Composite Bonding – replaces the broken,
chipped, and discolored parts of teeth through the use of a special
composite material. Dental Implants – used to replace missing teeth,
dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements.
- Dental Veneers – adhesively bonded to the
surface of a tooth or teeth to cover gaps, cracks, and chips in
existing teeth and also to improve the color of the teeth.
- Inlays or Onlays – inlays are also called
indirect fillings; they are a long-lasting type of filling that is
added to teeth with tooth decay or other structural damage.
- Teeth Whitening – the most commonly recommended
and practiced cosmetic dental procedure, tooth whitening removes
stains on teeth; the cosmetic procedure can be performed at home.
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