Statistics reveal that over 30% of adults between the ages of 20-44 have untreated dental caries (also called cavities). Many people avoid the dentist out of fear or a lack of finances.
Unfortunately, studies show that decayed and discolored teeth correspond to problems with social and psychological adjustment. People with tooth decay often avoid smiling, and smiling is good for you.
Do you avoid smiling because of your teeth? It’s time to visit your dentist! There are different types of cosmetic dental procedures that help restore your smile.
Read about the types of procedures here.
Many people complain of yellow or discolored teeth. Are you avoiding flashing your teeth because you don’t have “pearly whites?” Let your dentist help with in-office teeth whitening.
While there are store-bought options for getting your teeth white, the in-office method gets your teeth their whitest. After only an hour, you’ll see significantly whiter teeth!
If you’d rather whiten your teeth at home, the dentist has home-whitening options as well.
Do you have chipped, broken, and stained teeth? Bonding is another cosmetic dental procedure. After removing damaged areas, the dentist bonds a tooth-colored material to the front of your teeth.
This procedure is cost-effective and fills in chips or breaks in a tooth and also covers stains.
A cap or crown fits over a damaged or decayed tooth. A crown works well over a cracked tooth, keeping it from breaking apart. They’re also great for misshapen or severely stained teeth.
The crown sits right above the gum line and restores strength and appearance to the tooth.
Dental veneers are porcelain or resin and are a thin shell. The shell bonds to the front of the tooth. Veneers can change the color, shape, and size of the tooth.
Veneers are popular with the celebrity set but they can help you too.
Are you missing a few teeth? Dental implants could be the cosmetic dental procedure you need.
Implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium. The implant goes down into the bone. The jawbone heals around the titanium post giving a secure foundation for a replacement tooth.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are dental crown alternatives. They’re made from different materials, such as porcelain or gold. They fill damaged or decayed areas on the teeth.
Materials bonded to the center of a tooth are inlays. Onlays are materials covering the biting surface or other parts of the tooth.
Inlays and onlays preserve much of the healthy tooth.
Different Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
There are many different types of cosmetic dental procedures that’ll help restore your beautiful smile. Don’t let decayed, stained, or broken teeth keep you from feeling good about yourself.
Maintaining good oral health is important to both your psychological and your physical health. Don’t leave your oral health to chance.
Visit your dentist for a consultation and find out the many ways he can help you flash that beautiful smile!
Need an appointment? Call us now.