Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry is the process of improving and enhancing a dental patient’s teeth and/or smile. Some improvement examples are from having crooked teeth to discoloured teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can improve one’s self-esteem by improving their smile.
Here are some common types of cosmetic dentistry:
Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures provided by dentists. Whitening can be used to remove yellow colouring or stains caused by tobacco use, drinks such as coffee, tea or red wine.
Dental Veneers are typically used to correct worn down teeth, a chipped tooth, teeth misalignment or a stained tooth. Veneers can be made of composite resin or porcelain and are custom made for each tooth.
Dental Bonding can also be used for a chipped tooth as well as fractured, decayed or a discoloured tooth. The process consists of applying a tooth coloured composite resin to the tooth.
When a tooth is badly damaged or severely decayed, a tooth shaped cover can be placed over the tooth. Dental crowns are typically made of either ceramic, porcelain, zirconia or metal.
A dental implant is surgically placed into a person’s jawbone, just beneath the gum line, to allow replacement teeth to be mounted. The dental implant is typically made of a titanium post.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are typically constructed in dental laboratories and are composed of a composite resin material. They are used is cases of mild tooth decay where the tooth cannot support a dental filling.
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