What Treatments are Available at a Cosmetic Dentistry near Me?
Now that you’ve found a cosmetic dentist near you, which procedures produce the most obvious benefits? Rather than just focused on oral hygiene and dental health, cosmetic dentistry specifically focuses on the appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile. Some procedures do have substantial benefits to your health, but it’s really designed to improve the beauty of your smile. What works best will depend on the individual.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures we perform. It’s painless, non-invasive and safe. Teeth can become stained over time from smoking, drinking coffee or wine, or poor dental hygiene in general. Treating the teeth with a peroxide gel can restore them to their pearly white and enhances the brightness of your smile without compromising the enamel. We believe in gentle cosmetic dentistry, so depending on the extent of the stains as well as your expectations, we may perform your teeth whitening over as many as 3 appointments, which typically last about 45 minutes to an hour.
An excessive amount of gum tissue can cause you to have a gummy smile. This is treatable in a number of ways such as laser treatment, surgical lip repositioning, orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery and gingival sculpting.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Dental bonding involves the process of repairing a chipped tooth or replacing a silver filling with a resin that mimics the tooth’s natural appearance and strength. It is used to repair chips, cracks and small gaps with a tooth-colored composite designed to match the rest of your teeth. While dental bonding does fall under the realm of cosmetic dentistry, this procedure is designed to restore oral health as well by protecting that compromised tooth, its roots and nerves.
Implant Crowns vs Dental Veneers: What’s the Difference and Which Works Best?
Crowns and veneers are cosmetic dentistry techniques designed to treat a number of cosmetic defects or decay, including:
- Spaces between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Old fillings
Crowns are placed over a damaged tooth and cover the entire tooth. They protect the damaged tooth and provide you a beautiful smile that still looks natural.
Veneers, on the other hand, only cover the front part of the tooth, the part everyone sees.
Crowns tend to be thicker than veneers and therefore require the tooth to be significantly trimmed in order to reduce it in size and shape to fit the crown. That way once the crown is cemented, its shape fits the rest of the mouth and blends in well with the other teeth.
Veneers, on the other hand, require less trimming.
Veneers are ideal for teeth that are mildly discolored, misshapen, or cracked.
Crowns offer more protection if the tooth is considerably decayed.
Whichever option you choose, we strongly encourage porcelain over metal. Many dentists don’t always suggest this because porcelain can be demanding and requires a great skill level to apply effectively. Yet their extremely natural look makes them a worthwhile option. You can’t really tell the difference between porcelain and the original tooth, other than the fact that the porcelain looks beautiful without any faults or blemishes, not to mention its strength.
Dental implants are extremely strong and durable, though they can also be quite expensive at $900 to $3,000 per tooth. It is a permanent tooth loss treatment. The process involves fusing an artificial tooth root (typically titanium) to the bone in a process known as osseointegration that surgically implants the artificial tooth in your jaw. Your jaw bone actually heals around the titanium “root.” Then, the root is topped with an implant crown, effectively replacing your lost tooth.
“How Do I Find a Cosmetic Dentist Near Me?”
Give us a call. We are a family dentistry clinic specializing not only in preventative dentistry but also in cosmetic dentistry. We provide families all over the Cincinnati area with comprehensive dental care, from regular dental cleanings to extensive root canals to tooth veneers and dental bonding, we do it all. And if you need a recommendation for a great local specialist? We can provide that information as well.
About Beckham Square Family Dental: Complete Cincinnati Dental Care
We are the combined practices of Dr. Schmerler and Dr. Malavich serving families in the Cincinnati and Sharonville areas. We believe in providing our patients the best and latest technology when it comes to equipment and techniques. We believe in gentle dentistry and strive to make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
Our practice is founded on preventative dentistry. We find that addressing dental issues before they problems is the best approach to dental care, from a health perspective but also when it comes to your pocketbook.
We provide comprehensive dentistry, including:
- Broken tooth extraction
- Chipped tooth repair
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Dental bonding
- Emergency treatments
- Implant crowns
- Broken or cracked fillings
Give us a call. We are accepting new patients.