If your teeth aren't as attractive as you would like them to be, there are multiple cosmetic applications that may be able to transform them. Here are a few cosmetic dental services that can correct multiple issues at once:
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that are applied to the front of the teeth. The veneers help conceal dental imperfections that can make your teeth appear less attractive, such as cracks, chips, discoloration and gaps. Dental veneers can even be used to help correct the appearance of a dental misalignment.
To prepare the teeth for dental veneers, your dentist may remove a bit of your tooth enamel to ensure that the veneers fit properly against your teeth without looking unnatural. Each dental veneer is created in a dental lab using a mold of your teeth. The impression or mold acts as a guide, so the laboratory can fabricate veneers that will fit your teeth precisely.
The shape and color of a dental veneer is fully customizable, based on your needs. Thus, it can be made wider or longer to properly cover a tooth. In addition, the whitest shade possible can be selected for a white smile. After the veneers are applied, the dental issues are completely concealed.
Dental Bonding Material
Dental bonding material can also be applied to the front of the teeth to hide imperfections. The bonding material is soft and pliable until it is set in place by an ultraviolet light.
The dentist applies the composite bonding material directly to the surface of the teeth. Once the material is properly shaped, it is exposed to an ultraviolet light to harden it.
Since the dental bonding material does not have to be sent to a dental laboratory for preparation and is applied directly to the teeth, the cosmetic procedure can be performed during one dental visit.
Dental crowns are also able to correct multiple cosmetic problems at once. However, a crown is generally used to correct a single tooth instead of a large group of teeth at once.
The crown can cover the discoloration of a tooth, correct an irregular shape and treat a crack or chip at the same time.
Crowns can be made from many different tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain-over-metal, resin, or porcelain. The crown material can be matched to the color of the patient's other teeth or selected in the whitest shade possible.
To learn more ways to correct cosmetic dental issues, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in your area.