Cosmetic dentistry is often offered by both general and specialist dentists who provide their patients with some of the most exceptional dental treatments. Cosmetic improvements can be made in just about every area of a person’s mouth, including teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges, and implants.
Let’s look at the many cosmetic services now available for patients of all ages.
This is now one of the most requested treatments in the US and UK with many patients understanding it is much safer than using teeth whitening kits at home or having their teeth bleached.
These wafer-thin shells act like covers for any surface of a person’s teeth, which can be designed or fitted by a skilled cosmetic dentist. If there is too much tooth decay present in a person’s mouth, then it can be filled in first, but if this is not an issue, then it makes more sense to fit the veneer straight over the problem area.
Veneers are made from porcelain or resin with both materials being very strong and unlikely to crack or break over time. This means they can last for years with proper care.
Crowns and Bridges
If a patient has suffered tooth decay or some kind of damage to their teeth, then crowns or bridges may be needed in order to restore functionality. Crowns are perfect for replacing individual teeth, whereas bridges can replace gaps if several adjacent teeth have been removed.
Both crowns and bridges are exceptionally strong, which means they can be used to replace teeth that have been chipped or damaged in some way. These restorations need to be fitted by a dentist.
If a patient has tooth decay or some other form of damage to their teeth, then it may be necessary for the dentist to fit them with implants for restoration. Implants are artificial teeth embedded into an area where natural root structures still remain intact, and they act like normal, functioning teeth.
However, not all patients who have teeth removed are suitable for implant surgery. For example, if a patient is suffering from severe gum disease, then it is highly unlikely that they will be able to receive implants because the gum tissues around the area will need time to heal and regenerate themselves.
Once a person has implant surgery, they should take extra care of their mouth by brushing and flossing their teeth. Regular visits to the dentist will also be necessary in order to clean and maintain the implants. This is one of the most popular options for patients who need new teeth custom-fitted for their bite.
If you are suffering from problems such as tooth decay or gum disease, then you should consider visiting us at Southshore Dental to see which treatment options are available for your healing. We look forward to caring for your optimal health.