How a Cosmetic Dentist Can Repair Teeth

Cosmetic Dentistry Long Beach, CA

Cosmetic dentists are primarily concerned with the appearance of their patients' smiles. However, their services also help repair the oral health and function of teeth. This review goes over the services commonly offered by cosmetic dentists that aim to repair teeth.

Four ways that a cosmetic dentist can repair teeth

Four of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry treatments are porcelain veneers, composite bonding, ceramic crowns, and teeth whitening. Each is used in a unique situation. The following is a review of each cosmetic solution and when each one may be recommended by a cosmetic dentist.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain material that are fixed over the visible surfaces of teeth. Each dental veneer is customized for an ideal fit and appearance. The cosmetic dentist can use a shade guide to ensure that the shade of the veneers matches the color of natural teeth in an ideal manner. Porcelain veneers can repair teeth that are cracked, chipped, weakened, or stained or that have natural cosmetic imperfections (e.g., teeth that are naturally too short). They can also fix teeth with gaps in between them and minor cases of crooked teeth.

Composite bonding

Composite bonding is used for similar purposes as porcelain veneers. Bonding is an in-office procedure that only takes one visit. It involves “bonding” a composite resin material over the visible surfaces of teeth to improve the appearance of the patient’s smile and protect the underlying layers of teeth from damage. Cosmetic dentists may recommend composite bonding to address issues such as teeth stains, misshapen or short teeth, teeth gaps, and damaged enamel.

Ceramic crowns

Ceramic crowns are often used when a tooth is more severely damaged and needs repair on multiple sides of the tooth. They can be used on the front teeth and the teeth farther back in the mouth (premolars and molars). Ceramic crowns, as opposed to metal crowns, can essentially be the same color as natural teeth. They can be used to repair teeth that are worn down, chipped, or cracked. Ceramic crowns do not last as long on average as porcelain-fused-to-metal or metal alloy crowns, but the cosmetic benefits are superior.

Teeth whitening

Professional service is the ideal way to improve the shade of teeth and provide the patient with a brighter smile. It is often recommended for teeth that are mild to moderately stained. The results of in-office teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist can last for 18 months or more in many cases. The procedure is non-invasive and relatively affordable. However, it may not be the best cosmetic dentistry solution for more severe teeth stains.

Schedule a visit with our general dentist for teeth repair

You can schedule a visit with us to discuss which treatment options can work for your specific teeth repair needs. We offer a range of services and can put together a cosmetic treatment plan that meets your schedule and budget. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a visit.

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