An aesthetically pleasing smile can boost your confidence and make you want to share it with everyone you meet. Everyone deserves a smile they’re proud of; that’s why Cosmetic Dentistry in Brunswick, OH offer a wide range of treatment options for enhancing yours.
Some of the most popular options include:
There are many different types of cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening. Over time, teeth collect stains from food, drinks, and other products. Those stains can dull your smile and leave you feeling less confident when you smile around others. There are over-the-counter products that can help you remove surface stains on your teeth, but professional teeth whitening is more effective because it penetrates below the surface of the tooth to remove deep-set stain particles.
Because professional teeth whitening uses a higher concentration of bleaching agent than at-home kits, it’s much more effective. The peroxide solution breaks up the molecules of stains on your teeth and lifts them off the surface. Once those particles are lifted off, they can’t come back or re-stain your teeth in the future. Professional teeth whitening also gets under your gums to lift out stains that have formed below your gumline. This treatment is highly effective and requires just one appointment with your dentist. Most patients see results after their first treatment.
Using composite resin, a dentist can cover minor imperfections on a tooth to improve its appearance. Composite resins can also be used to close small gaps in the teeth or make changes to the shape of a tooth.
If a patient has bad spacing between their teeth, the dentist may perform a cosmetic procedure called orthodontics to fix the issue. Orthodontic treatment involves moving the teeth into a straighter position with the use of wires and brackets. Orthodontics can also improve the shape of the patient’s jawline by addressing an underbite, overbite, crossbite, open bite, or other issues. Patients may also choose to have their natural teeth whitened with professional teeth whitening treatments to enhance the appearance of their smile.
Veneers are thin, translucent shells that are attached to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. They are made from durable porcelain and are customized to each person’s unique smile by a professional cosmetic dentist. A veneer is permanently placed over each tooth and can improve the look of a tooth that is chipped, broken, or stained. In some cases, it can be used to cover large gaps between teeth as well.
A dental crown is a cap that fits over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength after it has been damaged by decay or trauma. Crowns are made from a variety of different materials, including porcelain and ceramic. They are customized to the shade and shape of your natural teeth for a seamless look and enhanced comfort. While your restoration is being fabricated, we will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth from further harm. Once your custom restoration is complete, you can expect your crown to last for many years with proper care. You should continue to brush and floss daily and visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup to ensure your teeth are healthy.
Dental implants are the closest replication of a natural tooth root available. They are more biocompatible than other materials used for implants because they contain no toxic metals. This means they are better for your long-term dental health and are less likely to cause complications, such as allergies or inflammation. If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants.
To learn more, visit Hendricks Family Dentistry at 4181 Center Road, Brunswick, OH 44212, or call 1-833-336-7533. We look forward to working with you and helping you get your best smile.