It’s Time To Give Your Smile A Make-over With Cosmetic Dentistry!

Cosmetic dentistry is on the rise nowadays. When you wish to put on that camera-ready smile, you have plenty of choices for cosmetic dental work. This is a practice of professional oral care that aims on upgrading the dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and definitely your smile! Even certain cases of treatment offer restorative benefits.

Common Practices of Cosmetic Dentistry:

  • Teeth Whitening: Also termed as ‘teeth bleaching’! This procedure can lighten and brighten your teeth shade from any discoloration or yellow staining within an hour. This can only be done when your specialist first ensures that no plaque, tartar, or other debris is present. It can be done in our dental office at Dentist of Keller in Keller, TX, or at home. Check with your Cosmetic Dentist first, for additional details.
  • Dental Veneers: A veneer is received by individuals suffering from dental conditions like slightly crooked, discolored or chipped teeth, or even to cover gaps in between the teeth. Veneers are a thin shell formed of porcelain or composite material. They’re customized for each patient and cemented to the front side of the tooth which seems like original teeth.
  • Dental Implants: A dental implant is a metal device created to replace missing teeth when they are lost due to an accident, extraction or other dental troubles. The device is basically formed of titanium and is surgically applied into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. You can think of Dental Implants as artificial tooth roots, which appears like screws. The screws are nothing but titanium cylinders that are surgically being affixed into the jawbone, where there are missing teeth just below the gums. Once they are implanted, they connect with your natural bone. Implants can support artificial teeth like a crown, bridge, or denture.
  • Dental Crowns: Crowns, popularly known as ‘caps’, are tailor-made to fit aptly over your whole tooth to upgrade its shape, size, strength, or appearance. They are naturally created of acrylic or porcelain that has been fused to metal, resin or ceramic. Crowns are actually used to treat patients whose teeth are improperly shaped, decayed, broken, chipped, or have had large fillings, or to cover gaps in between teeth.
  • Teeth Shaping: Popularly termed as “enamel shaping,” the cosmetic dentist can reshape the tooth by filling or removing some of your enamel. This technique is basically not painful and can deliver instant results.
  • Tooth Bonding: It’s one of the uncomplicated and most cost-effective Cosmetic Dentistry procedures available! In this practice, tooth-colored materials are bonded to the tooth. This treatment is done to revive or enhance the appearance of a tooth that has been highly stained, broken, or cracked or has worn-down edges.
  • Orthodontics (Braces): Braces can fix your crooked or misaligned teeth, and can boost a healthy smile, be it adult or kid. Braces start to perform by applying stable pressure over time to slowly move teeth into alignment.

Final words

Schedule an appointment with your dentist at Dentist of Keller to ensure which technique is best for your dental problems. However, remember, Cosmetic dentistry is usually not covered by dental insurance!

Is Dental Bonding Better Than Veneers? How Effective It Is?

Are you suffering from broken or chipped tooth? Do you have those annoying stains that keep you away from smiling publicly? Fret not. There is a multitude of dental treatment options available including dental veneers and dental bonding.

Honestly, if the problems are minor and you are tight on your budget, dental bonding can be a feasible alternative.

Today, through this post, we will learn how effective dental bonding can be in this case. As an alternative to veneers, dental bonding is cost-effective, is easy to administer and needs only ONE visit to the dentist.

So, before we start, let’s see what we have in this post.

Dental Bonding – An Overview

If you are suffering from a broken, chipped or even a stained tooth, there are treatment options for you. One of the many options available to patients in these situations is dental bonding. The great thing about bonding is that it is cheaper than the alternative (veneers), but can still give you that dreamy smile you’ve always wanted. Ultimately, it is a moderately economical way to make minor dental repairs. For patients with dental insurance, bonding is generally covered by insurance!

The Dental Bonding Procedure

Bonding is a painless procedure typically performed by a cosmetic dentist and takes place when the dentist applies a composite material that is the same color as the tooth. This composite material is then molded into the shape of the tooth prior to being hardened and polished.

The material then simply bonds to the tooth. Aside from fixing minor dental problems, such as chipped or cracked teeth or even gaps between teeth, dental bonding can also be used to fill in small cavities – much more visually appealing than traditional silver tooth fillings.

The Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding

Every procedure has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of bonding include price, speed and ease. The price is relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to its alternative. The procedure can usually take place in a single visit and anesthesia generally is not necessary.

However, patients should understand that the bonding material, after applied, could become stained. Therefore, proper care is needed post-procedure. Dental bonding can last several years, but it is less durable when compared to veneers and/or crowns.

How To Care For Your Bonding

Patients must follow a few special instructions when they go home after having a bonding procedure. For one, because dental bonding is susceptible to staining, red wine, tea, coffee and sodas need to be eliminated completely or at least reduced in addition to smoking, which can not only stain teeth but cause gum disease and oral cancer.

Food For Thought: In addition, dental bonding is more likely to chip than other forms of (more expensive) dental procedures, so a patient needs to avoid chewing on hard objects and biting their nails.

To Conclude,

If you only have a minor cosmetic dentistry problem – such as a discolored tooth, a cracked tooth, or a gap between your teeth – then bonding may be right up your alley so that you can have that sparkling white smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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Our dentist in Keller – Dr. Allen Charles, offers comprehensive dental treatments in the most convenient way possible. We look forward to meeting you in person.