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Different Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Posted on 12/4/2018 by Crossroads Family Dentistry
Have you thought about improving your smile but don't know what type of procedure is the right fit for you? When you want to improve your smile, your Colorado cosmetic dentistry has various options to help achieve that smile you desire. With a simple consultation, your dentist will be able to help determine which option will work best to help brighten your smile. At Crossroads Family Dentistry we practice the most advanced dental skills and utilize the best technology in cosmetic dentistry offering 5 options to chose from. Choosing to have a dental cosmetic procedure is the first step to improving the aesthetics of your teeth, getting closer to that winning smile you've longed for.
Porcelain Veneers are individually crafted for each patient made from an advanced material that closely resembles the appearance of natural dental enamel. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that is attached to the front surface of a tooth offering an immediate smile transformation. Dentists use veneers for a number of cosmetic corrections, ranging from teeth whitening to orthodontic adjustments. They take up an appearance and wide array of functions ranking among the most trusted and popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry due to the natural tooth-like aesthetics. Porcelain has a translucent quality very similar to tooth enamel and highly resistant to staining and chipping due to the strength of the material and the glaze that is applied after treatment.
Dental Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite used to repair a decayed, discolored, chipped, or fractured tooth. Unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory for a customized mold, bonding can be done in one visit. The procedure is called bonding because of the material that bonds to the tooth and then shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth being the easiest and least expensive option of cosmetic dental enhancements. Bonding is mostly used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth, but can also be used to close spaces between teeth to help make teeth appear longer, change the shape, or color of a tooth.
ICON Whitening is a cosmetic enhancement to improve the appearance of white spots or yellow, brown developmental spots on the surface of a tooth. White spots are known as pre-cavities that can progress into dental cavities that would require traditional restorative treatment if left untreated and can be done in one visit to help preserve the enamel structure and return the color of the teeth to their natural state.
Teeth whitening is a simple dental process that uses whitening products which contain one of two tooth bleaches, hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces making the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
Invisalign® is the world's most advanced clear aligner. A precise digital scan of your teeth is required and then your dentist will map out a custom treatment plan to create custom aligners using a state-of-the-art printing process. Invisalign are easily removable for eating and drinking and don't require emergency visits for broken brackets and wires such as traditional braces.
One of the biggest benefits of cosmetic dentistry is versatility and the various procedures it offers that can conceal or correct a variety of concerns. Cosmetic dentistry is to available to almost anyone and can help improve their smile. Schedule a consultation as the best course of action to get closer to that perfect smile you envision.