What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix?
A smile completes your appearance and it is also the first thing that most people notice. But, some of us are not so fortunate to have beautiful smiles because of certain problems like cracked and crooked teeth. If you are unhappy with your smile, you need a visit to a cosmetic dentist near you for assessment and advice on which treatments are suitable for you.
Cosmetic dentistry is a dental specialty that is offered by general dentists. It refers to any procedure that improves the size, shape, and appearance of your teeth. It addresses different dental problems, such as:
- Spaces Between Your Teeth
- Oddly Shaped Teeth
- Cracked or Chipped Teeth
- Misaligned Teeth
Teeth discoloration is inevitable because of the lifestyle we lead, food and drinks we take. Professional teeth whitening helps to remove the stains and whiten your teeth. Although at-home whitening kits are available, they are not the best option.
This is because they do not whiten your teeth properly. Some products can also damage the enamel and make it even darker. We recommend getting in-office professional teeth whitening. Our dentist in Broomfield will take the necessary steps to protect your gums and reduce sensitivity.
When your permanent teeth are removed, you are left with unsightly gaps between your teeth. Replacing these teeth is important for your dental health and appearance. We offer different restorative dental treatments that can help restore your teeth. Dental implants and bridges are the primary treatments.
Dental bridges are a non-invasive dental treatment that can replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are made of two dental crowns that are fixed on the adjacent teeth. These false teeth are fixed in two dental visits and they can last for 15 years with proper care. The one downside with these dental bridges is the reshaping of your enamel. The dentist will trim the teeth to make room for the crowns. This is an irreversible process, and you will have to use crowns to cover your teeth.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are more durable, lasting for 25 years or more. These metal screws are surgically fixed on the jaw to anchor the artificial teeth. Implants need a couple of dental visits that are spread over a few months.
You also need sufficient bone support for the implants to be fixed. If you lack the required density, the dentist may recommend a bone graft that can help rebuild your bone.
Dentures can also be used if you have multiple teeth missing. These dental restorations can be partial or complete. Partial dentures are used if you have less than half of the teeth missing. Complete dentures are recommended when all or more than half of your teeth missing.
When you have teeth that are not of the same shape or are shorter than the rest of the teeth, it makes it hard for you to smile. Furthermore, it makes it challenging to chew food properly. The dentist can recommend dental veneers or crowns to improve the shape.
Veneers are thin shells that are fixed on the enamel to change the shape and size of the teeth. The dentist will trim the teeth to make room for the veneers. These shells are cemented in place and need at least two dental visits to be fixed.
Dental crowns encase the entire tooth and also improve the appearance of the teeth. These also need teeth reshaping to make room for the crowns.
Your teeth can crack when you bite a hard object or you fall. These cracks and chips can trap food particles and increase the risk of bacterial growth. Dental bonding can work great to repair these teeth.
Bonding uses a resin material to cover the cracks and chips. This is a fast process that lasts for 45 minutes and rarely uses local anesthesia. The dentist will take the resin material and harden it with local anesthesia.
Dental braces work great to reposition the teeth. Several orthodontic devices are available like metal braces and Invisalign that can change the position of the teeth.
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Visit Fox Creek Family Dental in Broomfield for more information on cosmetic dentistry services.