Cosmetic Dentistry and all it entails

Looking after your teeth is crucial in maintaining proper oral health and, ultimately, good body health. Your teeth, depicted by your smile, play a significant role in determining your self-confidence and how you feel about yourself. Although some of the dental problems you were born with do not mean corrective treatment plans are unavailable. Due to technological advancements, the emergence of cosmetic dentistry facilities has dramatically grown the dental industry. For cosmetic dentistry Hilliard, go through the article and become better informed.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry involves procedures to improve your smile by treating various dental problems. These problems include discoloration, chipping, staining, misshapen, misalignment, or gaps between them. A variety of dental treatment plans are available in cosmetic dentistry. You and your dentist work closely to determine the most suitable dental plans to achieve your desired results.

The various types of cosmetic dentistry procedures are as follows:

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored resin or porcelain that are custom-made and put to cover the front part of the teeth. Almost half a millimeter of enamel is removed from the tooth surface. The thin dental veneer shells are cemented to the front of the teeth while changing their shape, color, size, or length.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable and simplest methods of improving your smile. Your dentist can easily bleach your teeth at the comfort of their office. They can also sell you gels and molds to perform bleaching by yourself at home. Other over-the-counter whitening products are also available at retail stores at reasonable prices.

Dental Bonding

The dental bonding process utilizes the application of a putty-like resin made of durable plastic material onto the tooth and hardened by a laser or ultraviolet light bonding the material to the tooth. Your dentist then shapes, trims and polishes it appropriately. Bonding is used to deal with tooth cracking, chipping, decay, or mishappening. It can also be used in cosmetic procedures to replace silver or amalgam fillings. The process is short, taking no longer than an hour.

Inlays and Onlays

These substances, otherwise referred to as indirect fillings, fill damaged or decayed teeth. They are made from porcelain, gold, or composite materials. Dental fillings are placed during an office visit while onlays and inlays are created in a dental lab and bonded into place by your dentist. Inlays are when the bonded substance is put within the tooth’s center, while onlays covers the biting surface or include more than one point in the tooth.

Dental Crowns

This cap-like material is put over a damaged or decayed tooth to fit and replace above the gum line bringing back its size, shape, appearance, and strength. Crowns hold cracked teeth together or keep a weak tooth from breaking. They can also be cosmetically used for discolorations or misshapen teeth.

Your teeth and smile are the first facial features anyone sees when they meet you. They thus play a significant role in how you carry yourself and your level of self-esteem. For more about cosmetic dentistry, call our offices in Hilliard, OH.