Have you ever looked at someone smile and wished yours looked that good too? A considerable proportion of individuals are not completely happy with the aesthetics of their smile. Over time, it could lead to a lack of confidence and always make you feel too conscious of your facial appearance. The best way to get this issue sorted is through cosmetic dental procedures.
The branch of dentistry that primarily deals with enhancing the aesthetics of your smile is called cosmetic dentistry. It includes several procedures, such as dental implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, composite bonding, teeth whitening, gum contouring, and orthodontic solutions. The dentist will thoroughly diagnose your oral cavity and determine the best means to help you get a more pleasing smile.
When the natural teeth are extracted from the mouth, a gap will be left in the jawbone. This allows the adjoining natural teeth to drift from their positions, which can affect your natural bite and cause malocclusion. Also, oral functionality will be hindered. We suggest you get missing natural teeth replaced with prosthetic ones at the earliest. Depending on your candidacy and the number of missing teeth, we recommend dental implants, bridges, or dentures to restore your teeth.
Teeth that are damaged due to external trauma not only make your smile look nasty, but could also expose the central root canal cavity to the microbes in the mouth. They could infect the dental pulp and lead to a root canal infection. Teeth that are cracked, chipped, broken, or naturally misshapen can be restored using dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, or composite bonding.
Orthodontic appliances such as Invisalign and dental braces are widely used to get rid of a malocclusion. Dental braces are composed of metal or plastic wires and brackets. The teeth are moved to their orthodontically right positions by gently applying pressure on them. Invisalign, on the other hand, is fabricated from dental-grade plastic, which has shape memory. The walls of the aligner apply pressure on the teeth to move them.
The teeth may turn dull when you consume a lot of beverages or colored foods, smoke cigarettes, chew tobacco, or practice improper oral hygiene. It can be quite embarrassing when anyone mocks you for the discolored teeth. We offer various teeth whitening solutions to suit the needs of our patients. Some of the popular ones are conventional teeth whitening, take-home whitening kits, and laser teeth whitening.
To have a consultation with our dentist experts, please schedule an online appointment or call us at (408) 578-0240, and we will be happy to help.