Cosmetic dentistry is a set of dental procedures that improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth, gums, and smile. These procedures are usually elective and done to improve the appearance of a person’s smile. Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a beautiful smile. At Healing Wings Dental, cosmetic dentistry involves a variety of dental treatments that can correct tooth color, shape, and position. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help patients achieve better self-confidence.
Why Do People Choose Cosmetic Dentistry?
There are numerous reasons why people consider cosmetic dentistry. Some people have dental issues that require cosmetic dentistry. Other people have cosmetic issues that they want to take care of.
A patient who has crooked teeth or gaps in their teeth may want to consider cosmetic dentistry to fix the issue. This can improve the appearance of their smile as well as their oral health.
Another patient might have teeth that are discolored. Whether it’s from staining from food or smoking, or aging, this can affect the appearance of the teeth. A patient may want to whiten their teeth to improve the appearance of their smile.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental bonding is a procedure used to repair teeth that are chipped or cracked. Dental bonding is also commonly used to improve the appearance of discolored teeth.
Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored material called composite resin. This material is molded and shaped directly on the tooth to achieve the desired aesthetic. Although the bonding material matches the color of your teeth, it is not quite as durable as a natural tooth. Therefore, dental bonding does not last as long as a dental crown.
Dental crowns are artificial teeth that cover the entire visible portion of a tooth. They are used to strengthen an existing tooth, restore a damaged tooth, or restore a dental implant. A dental crown may be recommended if your tooth is chipped, cracked, or has a large cavity.
Veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, hiding any imperfections or discolorations you may have. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and will give you a natural-looking, beautiful smile.
The whitening process can remove stains caused by dark-colored foods and beverages and tobacco use. It can also remove stains caused by aging and the damage that can result from using certain medications. Whether you want to enhance your smile for a special occasion like a wedding or class reunion, or you simply want a brighter smile, teeth whitening can help.
To learn more about the advantages of cosmetic dentistry, contact Healing Wings Dental at 4101 West Green Oaks Blvd Suite 317, Arlington 76016, or call (972) 213-0202.