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Cosmetic dentistry has become extremely popular over the past few decades. Cosmetic services revolve around improving the appearance of your teeth and your overall smile. These days, who doesn’t want a white and bright smile? From small cosmetic modifications to full-blown tooth restorations – cosmetic dentistry can really help bring your smile back.
So, what procedures does cosmetic dentistry entail?
CEREC: Same-Day Crowns
Crowns are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures that help cover up chipped, damaged, or broken teeth. A crown is basically a prosthetic cap (that looks like your teeth), which is placed on top of discolored, decayed, or broken teeth to restore your normal smile. Ordinary crowns are a little time-consuming, which is why you will need multiple dental appointments. However, some dental clinics also offer CEREC – crowns that are fixed within the same day.
Most people are well-acquainted with orthodontic braces. However, they are still unaware of the multitude of options available today. Due to technological advancements, there are now a wide variety of braces and straightening appliances. These orthodontics-related procedures greatly help improve the appearance of your teeth.
Teeth whitening is probably one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. The reason why most people turn towards cosmetic dentistry is because they experience the dimming of their smile. Over time, your teeth become dull and yellow due to the consumption of certain foods, smoking, drinking, and lack of proper dental care. While you can also opt for store-bought bleaching products to whiten your teeth, they aren’t always effective. Therefore, it’s best to have a professional teeth whitening treatment if you’re looking to improve your smile.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are meant to completely cover your visibly decayed or damaged tooth. While dental crowns were previously constructed with gold or silver amalgam, they are now made with porcelain as it has properties of your teeth’s natural enamel. Porcelain crowns can also be matched to the color of your existing teeth, which can transform the aesthetics of your teeth completely.
A dental veneer is an extremely thin shell that is fused to the outer surface of a tooth. Dental veneers are usually made from porcelain and can help fix discolored, worn down, misaligned, broken or chipped, irregularly shaped, or uneven teeth. This is a very simple cosmetic procedure that includes the removal of a thin layer of enamel in order to accommodate the thickness of a veneer. However, you need to remember that the veneer procedure is irreversible.
Individuals searching for a less-invasive and budget-friendly cosmetic procedure can benefit from dental bonding. This procedure involves the application of composite resin to the surface of an unaesthetic tooth that has suffered some damage. Dental bonding is a great solution for minor chips and dental cracks. Also, the composite resin used in this procedure is matched to the shade of your current teeth enamel, ensuring that it easily blends in with your other teeth.
If you aren’t happy with your current smile, and want to opt for a cosmetic dentistry procedure, you can call us now at (678) 802-8654 to book your appointment. Here at Lanier Valley Dentistry, we have some extremely talented and experienced cosmetic dentists such as Colin Lentz, DDS and Heather Ramsey, DDS that will help restore your smile.