Cosmetic dentistry is the key to achieving not only a healthy smile, but a beautiful one as well. From dental veneers to teeth whitening to implants, cosmetic dentistry is increasingly in demand. If you are not familiar with the term cosmetic dentistry, it refers to the methods aimed to solve problems related to your oral health and its aesthetics. In this article, we will cover how you can change the look of your smile and the cosmetic dentistry options at Crestwood Dental Group.
What are the Types of Cosmetic Dentistry?
Teeth Whitening– Teeth whitening is a great option to boost your confidence if you’re looking for something with ease and a low cost. Over time, teeth can lose their brightness due to a number of factors such as drinking coffee or red wine, smoking cigarettes, or even aging. Teeth can be professionally bleached in-office or be treated at home with over the counter products. At Crestwood Dental Group, we offer our Bright for Life Program – an at home teeth whitening solution for only $330. Learn more about teeth whitening here.
Dental Veneers– Another common cosmetic dentistry procedure are veneers. Veneers are thin covers bonded to the front of your teeth. These will improve the shape of your tooth which can resolve a cracked/chipped tooth, gaps, or stained teeth. Typically, veneers are crafted from either porcelain or composite resin. While our dentists will remove as little of your tooth enamel as possible, note that veneers are permanent and will alter the shape of your original tooth. Discussing the procedure beforehand and educating yourself about veneers is the best way to ensure that it is the best option for you!
Dental Bonding– Similar to veneers, dental bonding is a procedure to enhance the shape of your teeth. A tooth-colored resin is applied to the tooth and is then hardened with light technology to bond the resin to the tooth. The dentist then shapes and polishes the tooth. No tooth preparation is needed for dental bonding.
Dental Implants– Implants are artificial teeth that are attached to your jaw and are great for patients who have lost a tooth or teeth due to injury or other oral health issues such as periodontal disease. Implants can replace a singular tooth or multiple teeth.
Dental Bridges– Your dentist may suggest a dental bridge if you have multiple missing teeth as it can affect your bite. There are 4 different types of bridges – Traditional, Cantilever, Implant Supported, and Maryland dental bridges. To know what might work best for you, contact our office to set up an appointment.
Same Day Crowns– Crowns are caps that are placed on top of damaged teeth used to protect your teeth when a filling isn’t appropriate. At Crestwood Dental Group, we use the most advanced technology available which is why we highly suggest coming to us when you think you may need a crown. Our CEREC machine can get you in and out of the office with a new crown in one appointment.
Dentures– If most or all of your teeth are missing, dentures are the perfect option to make sure you’re confident about your functioning smile. Dentures are synthetic teeth designed to match your existing smile. The teeth are attached to a base that you can then easily take in and out of your mouth.
Cosmetic Dentistry is generally elective rather than essential, but some treatments provide health benefits as well. Whatever treatment is best for you, we are sure that you will leave Crestwood Dental Group with both a healthy and beautiful smile.