Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term describing any type of dental treatment that improves the appearance of a patient’s teeth. Cosmetic dentistry focus on the color, shape, size, and alignment of your teeth. Cosmetic work typically improves the appearance of your teeth rather than their function.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can address a wide range of imperfections and can help you enjoy a smile that is healthy, beautiful, and radiant. Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include the following:
- Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a procedure used to repair minor imperfections of the teeth. During the procedure, the dentist applies composite resin to the surface of the tooth and bonds it to that surface. The composite resin is tooth-colored, and the dentist uses a special light to harden it so it looks natural.
- Teeth Whitening
A teeth whitening procedure is a safe, effective method for brightening the color of a patient’s teeth. The in-office procedure involves a whitening solution being applied to a patient’s teeth and activating the solution with a special light. This entire teeth whitening process typically takes less than an hour to complete, and patients can expect to see results immediately.
- Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that fit over the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can be used to correct minor cosmetic issues, such as staining, chips, cracks, or uneven teeth. However, this process can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen, poorly sized, or misaligned. Veneers can also be used as an alternative to orthodontic treatments, such as braces, to correct minor dental imperfections.
- Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are caps worn over a tooth to restore and repair it. Crowns are also useful for protecting the teeth from further damage, as well as restoring the function of a missing tooth.
Orthodontics can straighten teeth using traditional braces or clear braces, depending on patient preference. Orthodontics can also fix gaps between teeth using Invisalign. Braces can also be combined with cosmetic dentistry procedures if the patient needs more extensive treatment. A patient may need orthodontic treatment to address a misaligned bite, crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, or a bad overbite.
At Greenwell Springs Family Dentistry, we offer high-quality dental care using state-of-the-art dental technologies. To learn more about our dental services, call Dentist Greenwell Springs, LA at (225) 261-0043 or visit our dental office located at 14127 Greenwell Springs Road, Central, LA 70739.