Create Your Perfect Smile through Cosmetic Dentistry
The connection between our smile and our self-image is very real. A healthy, beautiful smile can improve the quality of your life in a variety of ways – socially, emotionally, and even financially. That’s where cosmetic dentistry can play such an important role in our lives. Consulting with your dentist to determine the best course of action in giving you the smile you want will open you up to a variety of amazing options.
What Is It About?
From whitening and shaping teeth, or closing gaps and replacing teeth, cosmetic dentistry encompasses a wide range of procedures. The technology behind it is ever-changing, and patients can be assured that the solution they need is available.
What Are Some Forms Of It?
As already mentioned, there are a wide variety of options a cosmetic dentist can make available to you in this form of dentistry. Here are some of those:
Teeth can become stained or discolored for many reasons, including smoking and consuming beverages like coffee and tea. Your cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Al Berger, will use a chemical process to bleach your teeth. At Dr. Berger’s office, we prefer a procedure called the KOR teeth-whitening system which gets optimal results every time.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are used by dentists to repair broken or badly decayed teeth, while filling any gaps that you may have between teeth. They will repair the look and function of your teeth to enhance your smile.
A cosmetic dentist may use porcelain veneers to provide a longer-lasting solution which produces a great appearance. Typically made of porcelain, these veneers are placed over your tooth – after being made from an impression – and bonded to the tooth by a special laser light to ensure strength and stability. If you’re concerned about spaces between your teeth, discoloration, misshapen or crooked teeth, and chipped or cracked teeth, veneers could be the solution for you.
Cosmetic dentistry can also include a process by which a titanium, screw-like device is used to replace the roots of missing teeth. This procedure, known as a dental implant, is used by the dentist to secure crowns, bridges or dentures, while maintaining the natural look of your smile.