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Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

by Solis Dental on Apr 7, 2021 12:44:00 PM
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Cosmetic dentistry is getting more popular every day, and for good reason – cosmetic dentists can transform a person’s teeth and get them closer to their desired smile! A wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures are now available, from teeth whitening to dental implants to veneers. Our dentist can help you determine which procedure is the best fit for you.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is incredibly popular because it is fast, easy, and inexpensive – teeth whitening also produces dramatic results that will get your smile noticed. Teeth whitening can get your teeth several shades whiter and you can choose from in-office whitening or at-home whitening. In-office teeth whitening provides more immediate results, many times in a single visit, while at-home teeth whitening can take significantly longer to see results.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are very thin covers cemented to the front of your teeth to correct discoloring, crooked or chipped teeth, and to close minor spaces between teeth. Your Solis Dental team custom-makes the thin aesthetic porcelain shells to match your other teeth nicely. The dentist then cements the dental veneer permanently to your teeth.

Dental Implants

If you have one or more missing teeth, you might be embarrassed to smile, or might have trouble speaking or eating. Having a missing tooth can also lead to crooked teeth, as the remaining teeth drift in to fill the gap created by the missing tooth. Dental implants are often the perfect cosmetic dentistry procedure for missing teeth.

Dental implants are root-like devices designed to replace missing teeth. In other words, a dental implant functions like the root that holds a tooth firmly in your jawbone; a dental crown connects to the implant to create a replacement tooth that works and looks just like a natural tooth.

A dental implant is a root-like rod/post surgically embedded into the jaw. Over time, the post fuses with the bone to create a sturdy structure. Your dentist then connects a dental crown to the rod to create a tooth replacement that looks just like the real thing.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns fit over the entire tooth to correct the appearance of poorly shaped, badly decayed, broken, or chipped teeth. Your dentist custom-makes your dental crowns so that it matches the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.

Dental crowns can require a few trips to the dentist’s office but provide amazing results. Crowns are easy to care for and are strong and reliable.

Teeth Shaping

Stained, broken, or chipped teeth can ruin the cosmetic appeal of your smile. Teeth shaping, sometimes known as tooth sculpting or dental contouring, can improve the natural appearance of your teeth.

The quick and painless procedure involves removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth to change its length, shape, or surface of the tooth. Dentists often combine teeth shaping with dental bonding, a procedure in which the dentist adheres a tooth-colored bonding material to the tooth to change its shape or surface appearance.

This approach to cosmetic dentistry is for anyone who wants to correct subtle or minor imperfections on their teeth and has healthy teeth and gums. It may not be right for anyone with decayed teeth, unhealthy gums, or infected/inflamed pulp. Teeth shaping is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile and help you feel better about your teeth.

Teeth Aesthetics Are Our Passion

If the cosmetic appearance of your teeth is important to you, and you have dull, chipped, misshapen, missing, decayed, or discolored teeth; cosmetic dentistry may be right for you. Dr. Escobar is passionate about helping people love the way their smiles look. Connect with us to learn more.

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At Solis Dental, we strive for excellence through quality care, sustainable practices and performance-driven results. We delightfully seek to improve your oral health to help you achieve your ideal self, so that you feel empowered to engage the world with a smile and inspire a perpetuating cycle of goodwill. We endeavor to create a welcoming and modern environment of solace and trust, where we can deliver a memorable experience, quality results, and comprehensive oral health to you, your loved ones, and our community.
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