What Exactly Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What Exactly Is Cosmetic Dentistry?If you’ve always been a little self-conscious about your smile or feel that your teeth are looking dull or unattractive as you’ve aged, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term for any procedure that helps improve the appearance of your teeth. There’s a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options available, here are some of the most common procedures:

Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is a simple procedure that whitens your teeth. There are a couple of whitening options over-the-counter, but most of these can damage your teeth’s enamel. Shine dentists offer a couple of tooth whitening options to help you get a brighter, whiter smile that doesn’t harm your teeth.

Tooth Straightening: Teeth straightening can help patients with crooked and damaged teeth. Fortunately, nowadays there are some great options beyond just braces like Invisalign so that you can get the straight smile you’ve always wanted without the hassle and unattractive appearance of traditional braces.

Inlays and Onlays: If you have cracked or chipped teeth, but the damage is too small for a full crown, inlays and onlays are a great option. They repair the appearance of the tooth without a full cap.

Dental Implants: Dental Implants are basically prosthetic replacements for missing teeth. The implant is literally implanted into your bone along the gum line to look just like a natural tooth. Dental implants are a great option if you’ve ever lost a tooth from an accident or decay.

Veneers: Veneers are thin porcelain laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth. They can improve the shape and color of any smile.

Gum Lift: A gum lift raises and sculpts the gum line to make your teeth seem more symmetrical.

Bite Reclamation: If you grind your teeth at night or have had damage and wear because of an illness like acid reflux, bite reclamation can help you restore your smile to its normal appearance.

Bonding: Bonding is like veneer but it is an enamel composite that is attached to the tooth’s surface than sculpted into a shape.

These are just some of the great cosmetic dentistry options available at Shine Dental. If you are curious about cosmetic dentistry and how it can help improve the look of your smile, talk to your Shine dentist. They can help put together a plan that is perfect for your needs so you can get the smile you’ve always wanted.

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