Many want to improve their teeth's size, shape, and overall appearance. Cosmetic dentistry covers various procedures that will enhance your teeth's appearance. Different methods can be used alone or together to achieve your desired look. At Southeast Family Dental, cosmetic procedures can improve your bite and dental functionality.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
This procedure uses a tooth-colored composite resin to reshape broken, chipped, decayed, or stained teeth. The resin is bonded to the teeth, creating a natural appearance.
A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain bonded to the teeth's front. Veneers can correct various problems, such as crooked, chipped, gapped, discolored, and worn teeth.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure performed to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. The teeth may become discolored for many reasons, including age, food, and beverages. It is a popular procedure because it is fast, affordable, and non-invasive.
Tooth crowns cover the entire visible portion of a tooth, restore function and health to the tooth, and correct a range of dental problems. Dental crowns are often called caps because they fit over a tooth and cover the tooth structure like a cap.
A dental bridge is a dental restoration that bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge comprises two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth/teeth in between. These in-between teeth are referred to as pontics.
Porcelain fillings provide both cosmetic and functional benefits. They blend perfectly with your natural tooth structure, making them virtually unnoticeable. They also allow your teeth to retain their resilience. They can even make your teeth stronger by rebuilding the tooth’s structure.
A dental implant can restore your smile if you’ve lost a tooth to an accident or dental disease. Dental implants are permanent dental restoration. They are composed of a titanium post surgically implanted into the jawbone and an artificial tooth attached to the top of the post. Because they are surgically implanted, dental implants are one of the most secure restorations available.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
In addition to correcting or preventing oral health issues, cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of your teeth and smile. For instance, porcelain veneers cover flaws such as gaps, cracks, chips, and stains. They can also straighten crooked teeth. As a result, you can be proud of your beautiful smile and share it with the world.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures make your smile look better. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, visit Southeast Family Dental at 6020 Southeastern Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, or call (317) 359-8000.