Have you ever dreamed about having a winning smile? Are any of your teeth chipped, discoloured, missing, or do you have fillings that are visible to others? If so, there are three types of cosmetic dentistry that you need to know about.
A custom-made dental veneer can dramatically enhance teeth that are irregular in shape, worn down, broken, and/or discoloured. A veneer is a thin covering, made of either porcelain or resin composite, that will become permanent once bonded to the flawed tooth. A veneer, while considered a less invasive alternative to a crown, is quite durable and well tolerated among wearers.
White composite fillings are a wonderful complement to teeth that are prone to cavities. Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings, white composite fillings, made from glass or quartz in resin, do not contain mercury and are visually appealing. In addition, there is a special technology used to bond a white filling directly to the tooth, which not only makes the tooth stronger, but also protects the tooth from future cracks and breaks.
When looking to replace a missing tooth, there are several options available. A dental implant is a tiny screw that, when set into the jawbone, becomes the base for a permanent crown. A dental bridge, on the other hand, will employ two healthy teeth on either side of the missing one to act as anchors. Once a replica tooth is in place, between and cemented to both anchors, it becomes a permanent bridge..
Through the use of advanced techniques, creating a winning smile can now become a reality for individuals plagued by the imperfections of their current smile.
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