Cosmetic dentistry procedures are performed to improve the appearance of your teeth. These procedures can correct dental problems such as misaligned teeth, gaps between teeth, yellowing teeth, and teeth that are chipped, cracked, or worn down.
Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures are tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, implants, bridges, orthodontics, tooth contouring, gum contouring, dental crowns, etc.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental-grade ceramic that are placed over the front of the teeth. Veneers are very natural-looking and they offer several benefits. Although veneers are mainly used for cosmetic dental purposes, they also restore the teeth to their ideal structural stability and contour.
Whitening is a procedure that lightens teeth. There are several reasons why teeth become stained or discolored. Some stains are caused by certain medications, such as tetracycline. Others can be genetic or related to aging.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive procedure where we paint a special whitening solution onto your teeth. The whitening solution removes stains from the outer enamel layer of the tooth. It can also be done in the comfort of your home by soaking your teeth in a less concentrated solution through a custom-made tray that is worn like a sports guard. You can maintain the results by avoiding dark foods and beverages.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that is designed to mimic your natural teeth. Made from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are fused to your jawbone for a supportive fit. This makes them incredibly stable in the smile, and you won’t have to worry about them slipping out of place. Dental implants are also one of the most versatile ways to replace missing teeth. This advanced dental solution can replace more than one tooth by providing support for dental bridges or implant-supported dentures.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses composite resin to repair minor imperfections in your smile. The resin material is shaped and polished to blend in with your smile. The resin can be custom-colored to match the shade of your natural teeth.
Dental bonding can be used to repair small chips and cracks in the teeth, as well as teeth that are stained. The resin can also be used to fill small gaps between teeth. The procedure is non-invasive and can usually be completed in one office visit.
When too much gum tissue covers your teeth, it can be hard to clean them properly. As a result, your teeth can be left looking discolored, and your gums can be sore and inflamed. If your teeth appear too short and your smile looks too gummy, your dentist may recommend gum recontouring.
This treatment involves removing some gum tissue, typically involving special dental instruments. After re-contouring, your smile will look less gummy. Your teeth will be easier to keep clean, and they will be less likely to develop decay.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (361) 578-3544 or go online to schedule a consultation You can also visit us at 102 Professional Park, Victoria, TX, 77904.