What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Include?
Cosmetic dentistry can refer to any sort of treatment that improves the appearance of your teeth. These treatments are usually very straightforward and common procedures, and can leave you feeling more confident about your smile. Whether you have broken, missing or weak teeth, cosmetic dentistry can provide long-term solutions.
So, if you’re looking for a way to love your smile again, here are just a few treatments that are included under cosmetic dentistry.
A crown can help to restore the appearance of a broken or damaged tooth, as well as strengthening the tooth structure. With a dental crown, you can use your tooth as you normally would without worry.
You might need a dental crown if you have a tooth that’s suffered a lot of damage or decay, and a filling is no longer a feasible option. Similarly, if you have worn down teeth due to grinding or abrasion, you may find a crown can help to prevent further damage.
Crowns can be made from porcelain or ceramic to give a natural appearance, and can be made to match your existing teeth. If you have gaps, broken or discoloured teeth, a crown could be a suitable option for you.
If you have missing teeth, dental implants can provide a permanent replacement. An implant is a small metal screw that replaces the natural root of your tooth, with an artificial tooth to fill the gap.
A great advantage of an implant is that the neighbouring teeth are not affected and you take care of your implanted teeth exactly as you would with natural teeth. It can be a lengthy process of a few months to allow the implant to fuse with the bone, but it can do wonders for the structure of your face and being able to enjoy food properly again!
A popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is having veneers fitted. Veneers are coverings that can improve the colour and shape of your teeth, and can fill in gaps where braces are not an option.
While it can take multiple appointments to get the right fit, veneers can eventually provide the uniform teeth you’ve always dreamt of. On your first appointment, we’ll make sure veneers are a suitable option and take you through each step of the process.
If you suffer from one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge can replace the gap in your smile. A bridge is a permanent fixture, similar to a dental implant, and consists of a structure that supports artificial teeth to fill in any gaps.
There may be some alteration of the neighbouring teeth, to allow the bridge to be attached securely. Dental bridges are available in the fixed type, or an adhesive bonded bridge. It can restore the shape of your face, prevent movement of your existing teeth and help you to feel more confident.
At Holly House Dental we will always discuss your options with you first, and make sure you feel comfortable with the procedure. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.