Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
11 Jul 2019 Dental Services
Getting to know the different types of cosmetic dentistry can help you decide which dental procedure will work best for your particular wants and needs. At JVR Dental in Walnut Grove, Langley, they understand how important it is to have a happy and healthy smile. That is why they offer a wide range of dental services, including cosmetic dentistry.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a type of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth, and smile. While most cosmetic dental procedures are elective and not essential, some cosmetic treatments can also provide restorative benefits.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Some of the different types of cosmetic dentistry include:
Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that have become stained and worn from food, drinks, medication, and personal habits. Teeth whitening should only be performed after plaque, tartar, and other debris are cleaned from the tooth surface. In some cases, teeth can even be bleached to achieve a lighter shade than their natural appearance.
Dental veneers are made from medical-grade ceramic and are specifically designed for each patient in order to resemble their natural teeth as closely as possible. Veneers can be used to solve many different cosmetic problems, such as crooked teeth, cracked or damaged enamel, and gaps between teeth.
Dental bonding works to repair decayed, damaged, or discoloured teeth by using material that resembles the colour of tooth enamel. After your dentist removes any tooth decay, composite bonding can be applied to the tooth’s surface, covering the damaged area and providing the appearance of a healthy tooth.
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is specifically designed to fit over and replace an entire tooth that has decayed or been damaged. While dental crowns are primarily used to keep a weak tooth from breaking, they can also be used to cosmetically cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth.
Inlays and Onlays
Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays can be used to cover a tooth with mild to moderate decay or if there is not enough tooth structure to support a filling. Both inlays and onlays are made from composite resin material and are designed to help strengthen teeth, restore their shape, and to prevent any further decay or deterioration.
Dental implants can be used to replace missing teeth and are designed to be indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth. Implants are inserted into the jaw through the use of a titanium screw and will eventually become permanent, once the bone and support tissues fuse to the implant.
If you would like to learn more about the different types of cosmetic dentistry, or if you are interested in one of their cosmetic dental services, please contact JVR Dental today by calling 604-371-3188 or by filling out a contact form on their website.