Cosmetic dentistry over the years has increasingly grown in popularity. From veneers to whitening treatments, cosmetic dentistry offers various ways to give yourself the smile you desire. Besides general dentistry procedures, there are experienced dental professionals at Dental Made Easy that can assist you in the process of the look you are going for. This specialty of dental work is aimed to preserve the function, health, and look of the teeth for as long as possible.
Here are some of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures currently. Each procedure has its reasons why it is a top selection for those looking to know their different options.
Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Bonding is a great choice for those looking for a non-invasive procedure that does not take long either. The typical length of a bonding procedure is about 30 to 60 minutes. Those that have a chipped tooth usually use this as a solution because of the convenience and simplicity of the treatment. This treatment is also used for filling cavities. Another way dental bonding is used is to fill out gaps within the teeth and change the appearance of a tooth (height and shape). It also is one of the most affordable ways to cosmetically enhance your teeth.
Crowns are an excellent selection for anyone that has experienced decay or has extensive damage to their tooth. People with crowns tend to use them to cover cracked, chipped, misshaped, and/or discolored teeth. A crown is a cap that is created and shaped to go over the broken tooth. The tooth must first be shaved down somewhat or a root canal is sometimes performed. Being that it is like a cap, it completely covers the natural tooth to restore the tooth’s original function and health. With proper care, crowns can last for years.
This is one of the least expensive and most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. The objective of whitening the teeth is to brighten the smile, improving the look of the teeth. Discoloration is something that many people would like to correct and this is a great solution for that. Before beginning the actual bleaching process of the teeth, they first must be cleaned thoroughly. Cleaning the teeth removes any debris, tartar, plaque and anything else from the surface. After this a bleaching agent is applied to give the tooth a lighter shade than its natural color. The procedure itself takes about an hour to complete.
Similarly to crowns, these are another exceptional choice for those that want to change the shape, size, or look of a tooth. Veneers are thin shells that are made of porcelain or composite resin that cover the front of the tooth. To hold the veneer in place is cemented with a bonding agent. They tend to match the patient’s natural teeth seamlessly. With good care, veneers can last for years without having to be replaced.
The final popular cosmetic dentistry procedure on this list is dental implants. Dental implants are commonly used to replace missing or broken teeth. This treatment first requires the dentist to put a screw into the jaw which serves as an anchor for a crown. During the healing process, the bone and tissue merge, securing the implant. Once the crown is placed, the difference between the other teeth is undetectable.
Cosmetic Dentistry Aftercare
It is important that after any of these procedures that your oral care routine consists of practices that will maintain your results. An oral hygiene routine that includes brushing twice a day and flossing is key. Another essential aftercare habit is not drinking or eating foods and beverages that stain the teeth and contribute to plaque buildup. A whitening treatment in particular can easily not have the desired outcome if coffee or any other staining food/drink is consumed too soon.
If you have any questions or concerns about a cosmetic dentistry procedure listed above or any others, contact us at Dental Made Easy! We have many dental professionals ready to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!
Your Dental Health
When it comes to your health, trust in the dentists at Dental Made Easy. Dental Made Easy has the best dental practices in New York City and we are open on Sundays as well as late evenings. All of our dental offices are open and accepting new patients at this time. We are rated among the top dental practices in New York, NY with numerous 5-star reviews on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. For a teeth cleaning or exam, we recommend calling or booking an appointment online with one of our talented dental professionals. All new patients may also take advantage of our $149 Cleaning Special that includes an exam and x-rays of our Free Dental Implant Consultation Special.
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