Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic Dentistry is dentistry that helps improve the esthetics of teeth in reference to color, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance. This includes, but doesn’t limit, procedures such as: Inlays & Overlays, Composite Bonding, Veneers, Crowns, Bridges, Implants & Whitening. Cosmetic Dentistry assists with tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth, as well as worn out edges. As with all procedures, oral hygiene is most important to not reverse the corrective measures.

Inlays/ Overlays

Procedure most often conducted when there is mild to moderate tooth decay or when there is not enough tooth structure for a regular filling. An Inlay is placed when there is no damage to the tooth cusp. The resin material is placed directly on the tooth surface. In the case that the tooth cusp has greater damage and a larger area of the tooth is damaged, an Onlay is used to cover the entire tooth surface. The positioning of an Inlay or Onlay helps to strengthen and restore the tooth as well as to avoid future deterioration.

Composite Bonding (also referred to as bonding)

A minimally invasive procedure that helps to cover damaged teeth that have either decayed, damaged or discolored. Using material that resembles the color of tooth enamel, its gives the appearance of a healthy tooth.

Veneers

Designed to resemble ones natural teeth by removing a layer of enamel and placing a thin permanent layer of porcelain on the surface of the teeth. They are long lasting. This type of procedure helps with major esthetics such as crooked teeth, crack or damaged enamel and noticeable teeth gaps.

Implants

Help patients with replacement of teeth after dental loss. This procedure takes up to 12 months and is made up of 2 complex steps. First, a titanium screw is inserted into the gum where the tooth nerve had been before. The screw is covered with a temporary crown also known as a cap. Once the post is completely fused with the gums, the temporary cap is replaced with a permanent crown.