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An Overview of Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM by Jeff Rubel

An Overview of Cosmetic Dentistry | Coral West DentalAt Coral West Dental, cosmetic dentistry is one type of dental service that we offer to patients. The phrase ‘cosmetic dentistry’ encompasses a wide range of dental procedures. The procedures that are considered cosmetic range from simple to complex. This type of dentistry can encompass so many different procedures because of its broad definition. On the most basic level, cosmetic dentistry includes any procedure that impacts the way that your teeth look. Whitening your teeth impacts the way they look but so does getting dental implants. These two procedures are very different but they can both be considered cosmetic. You can find a long list of cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Coral West Dental. Keep reading for an overview of some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer.

In-office teeth whitening

A whiter and brighter smile can be achieved through in-office teeth whitening. In fact, you can see noticeable results – often several shades whiter – after just a 30-minute teeth whitening session. Surface whitening is the easiest and quickest way to improve the appearance of your smile. Surface stains can accumulate on your teeth every day as you drink and eat. In-office whitening can quickly remove those stains from the surface of your teeth and reveal a whiter smile right away.

Composite fillings and amalgam filling removal

In the past, the only type of fillings available were dark amalgam (silver) fillings. Many people have a mouth full of dark spots from childhood fillings. These fillings can have a negative impact on the way that your smile looks. Improvements in technology led to the creation of composite or tooth-colored fillings. At Coral West Dental, we offer services to remove old amalgam fillings and replace them with composite fillings.

Porcelain veneers, crowns, and onlays

Porcelain veneers, crowns, and onlays are all part of cosmetic dentistry. These procedures are used to cover deep stains, damage, fill gaps, and reshape teeth. All of these procedures provide similar results but the situations in which they are appropriate will vary. You will work closely with your dentist to determine which type of porcelain option is best for your situation.

Dental implants

Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. If you are missing one or more teeth, the cosmetic procedure of placing dental implants may be the answer to getting your smile back. In this procedure, a post is placed into your jawbone and a replacement tooth is placed onto the part of the post that protrudes from your gums. Eventually, the jawbone and post will fuse together and create a strong new root. Dental implants are one of the more complicated and invasive cosmetic procedures. You and your dentist will work together to determine if implants are the right tooth replacement option for you.

Full mouth reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction is the process of repairing a smile that is badly damaged. If you have multiple teeth that area damaged from decay or injury, then full mouth reconstruction may be the best option for your needs. This is a multi-step process that will require you to visit your dentist on more than one occasion. Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction come away with a completely new smile at the end of the journey.

There is a cosmetic dentistry procedure designed to meet just about every need. If you are unhappy with any element of your smile, schedule an appointment at Coral West Dental. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures and can help you get a smile that you are proud to show off.

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