Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on restoring good looks to teeth. Often it combines business with pleasure, as interventions that guarantee the health of the mouth also improve its aesthetics, but there are also interventions and applications that look exclusively at aesthetics. To know the various options in depth, just come to us at Michael Regan, DMD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry.
One of the most widely used cosmetic dentistry procedures is the dental bond. These are the modification of the teeth, the filling of the cracks and cracks on the teeth or the space between the teeth with the use of resin or cement. In this way, not only can damaged teeth be restored, but the spaces between the teeth can also be reduced or closed. In the latter case there is an advantage also from the hygienic point of view, with a clear decrease in the risk of caries. It is no coincidence that it is also used for children.
If you want to change the shape, position or size of a tooth, dental veneers are the right choice. This is a purely aesthetic intervention which consists in filing the anterior enamel of the teeth and applying porcelain plates (0.7 mm thick) on them which modify the tooth according to the desired appearance.
A dental crown is a prosthesis that can be installed in place of a lost tooth or to cover a damaged tooth. With dental crowns the original appearance of the tooth will be again. This is because the ceramic crowns can be created in any shape and size and the material is almost totally identical to that of the original teeth.
The lack of multiple teeth is not only an aesthetic problem but can prevent many foods from being eaten and can cause bite and mouth problems due to the modification of the occlusion due to the lack of teeth. To overcome these problems there are dental bridges, in various materials, which can solve all the health and aesthetic problems due to the lack of multiple teeth.
The lack of almost all teeth or all teeth is a serious problem in terms of health, chewing and also on the aesthetic level. These are dental implants installed through surgical operations, but they are able to totally replace both dental arches, give you a dazzling smile and solve all the problems of your mouth.
One of the most common dental cosmetic interventions is tooth whitening. Over time, teeth tend to become discolored due to the different substances they are subjected to. Dental bleaching can bring your teeth back to their original color and give you a very white smile again. Most dental cosmetic operations are such only in the second instance. Dental bridges, crowns or implants are necessary for the correct functionality of the mouth and to avoid more serious problems. Interventions such as bleaching or bonding are totally or almost totally aesthetic.
What do you need? To find out, contact us at Michael Regan, DMD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry by calling us at 503-654-8283 so as to make an appointment with one of our professionals and understand which is the best cosmetic dentistry treatment for your needs.