What Are the Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry?

added on: December 17, 2020

Cosmetic DentistryIf you have broken, chipped, discolored, misaligned, and stained teeth, you can opt for cosmetic dentistry for a better smile. You will be able to improve the appearance of your teeth and mouth with this cosmetic procedure.

There are different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures available. Gaining knowledge about them will enable you to make an informed choice.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a cost-effective and straightforward way to improve your smile. The teeth will get bleached with products that don’t harm the teeth and gums. The procedure gets done in the comfort of the dentist’s office.

Dental Implants

In this cosmetic dental procedure, titanium replacement tooth roots get inserted into the bone socket where teeth are missing.

When the jawbone starts healing after the process, it grows around the metal post that the dentist has implanted. It helps in anchoring the tooth to the jaw.

Inlays and Onlays

Onlays and inlays are indirect fillings. The fillings get made from composite materials, porcelain, and gold. The dental procedure helps fill damaged and decayed teeth. The onlays and inlays get created in a dental laboratory. After making them, the dentist bonds them into place.

The inlay filling material gets placed in the centre of the tooth so that it can connect. The outlay filling is when it covers the biting surface or one or more points of the tooth. The onlays and inlays help in preserving healthy teeth.

Dental Veneers

The custom-made dental veneers are thin tooth-colored resin or porcelain shells. The veneers cover the front surface of the teeth. In this dental procedure, the dentist removed half millimetre of enamel from the tooth surface.

The custom-made thin shells are then cemented to the front of the teeth. The procedure changes the length, size, shape, and color of your tooth.

Dental Crown

If your teeth show signs of damage or decay, the dentist uses a dental crown which is a cap to cover the entire region above the gum line. The procedure helps in restoring the appearance, strength, size, and shape. The crown will help keep a damaged tooth from breaking. It will also help maintain a cracked tooth together.

Contact us if you want to learn more about the different types of cosmetic dentistry. Call us today 910-762-3481 and schedule an appointment.