Cosmetic Dentistry Dumfries, Virginia
A beautiful smile is worth treasuring. Recent surveys conducted in the United States have shown that many people believe a good-looking smile can be a game changer in a career. It can create a wonderful first impression and make a person feel good. Any procedure that beautifies the teeth and gums may be considered cosmetic dentistry. In our office at Montclair Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of dental services that can reshape and transform your teeth to improve your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry – The need and application
There was a time when dental care purely focused on improving oral health and had nothing to do with how the teeth and gums appeared. The advancement in dental technology has allowed dentists to consider the aesthetic aspect when performing a treatment. Today, a dental professional considers aesthetics when performing almost every procedure. The changes in lifestyle and increase in self-consciousness among the population have raised the need for cosmetic procedures that can transform your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry and oral health
Cosmetic dentistry offers a wide spectrum of solutions for all your dental issues. Our dentists recommend procedures where the overall oral health is improved and not compromised. The procedure can be as simple as restoring a decayed tooth using a tooth-colored filling to dental veneers, that are carefully fabricated to reshape the natural teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry – Treatment methods
Dental veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire smile and mouth. A veneer is a very thin porcelain shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues.
Staining from coffee, tea, wine, and many other foods, can leave your teeth looking dingy and dull. Tooth whitening is a procedure where the stain is removed from the surface of the tooth; this can be done either in office, or with a custom, take-home kit. Tooth whitening through a dental office is far safer and more effective. Beware of the over-the-counter whitening products. At first they may appear to be a cheaper alternative, however, long term they cost more to provide adequate results, and furthermore, many of the over-the-counter products lead to hypersensitivity in the teeth.
Tooth colored fillings:
Tooth colored fillings are dental materials used to treat a decayed tooth. The fillings are carefully prepared to match the natural color of the tooth.
Cosmetic bonding is similar to dental veneers. The only difference is that cosmetic bonding may be used in cases where only minor changes are necessary.