Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

by Yenny (SU)

Every day, dentists perform a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that concentrate on enhancing the appearance of teeth. These procedures can booth your confidence and give you the smile you deserve. By using materials like resin composite or porcelain that resemble the look and feel of natural teeth, dentists are able to transform your smile in amazing ways. Below are some cosmetic dentistry procedures commonly performed today.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is also known as teeth bleaching. It is a procedure that involves brightening and whitening the color of your teeth while removing discoloration and stains. While there are a lot of products on the market to whiten teeth, the safest and most effective way is through an in-office teeth whitening treatment performed by a qualified dentist. During this procedure, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned to remove tartar and food debris from the teeth’s crevices and a bleaching product is used to brighten the color of the teeth. 

Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin coverings made out of porcelain or composite material that are placed over the existing teeth. They are used to treat dental conditions such as stained teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or chipped teeth that cannot be fixed. It is also used to cover spaces in between the teeth. The veneers are high quality and appear very similar to real teeth, giving you the ability to have an authentic-looking smile. 

Dental Implants

A dental implant is usually made out of titanium and is designed to replace a missing tooth. Through surgery, the dentist implants it into the mouth where a tooth is missing. It does not loosen like a denture can. It also does not have to be anchored to other teeth. 

Teeth Shaping

Cosmetic teeth shaping is also called enamel reshaping. Enamel is the hard glossy substance covering the crown of a tooth. Teeth shaping is a procedure where the dentist reshapes existing teeth by removing some of the coating so they are aesthetically pleasing. It is well-suited if you have uneven or irregularly shaped teeth. Not only are enamel reshaping results immediate, they are also permanent. 

Tooth Bonding

This process repairs misshapen or chipped teeth using a composite resin. It can also be used to protect your teeth’s roots that are sensitive to gum recession. Tooth bonding uses a material that matches the color of tooth enamel so it doesn’t appear artificial or unaesthetic. Consult your dentist to see whether this procedure is right for you. 

Invisalign

Invisalign is a tooth-straightening system that uses multiple customized aligners to gradually shift teeth into the proper position. Invisalign is different from traditional braces because the aligners are colorless, difficult to see while in use, do not require painful wires or brackets, and are much more comfortable. 

If you are interested in learning more about how cosmetic dentistry can help you, call Hagerman Dental Care today. Dr. Steven Hagerman uses advanced dentistry methods to get you the beautiful and healthy smile you desire. Call us at (651) 646-2392 or visit our website to schedule an appointment online.