At Legacy Dental Clinic, cosmetic dentistry is any dental procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth, gums, or bite. Some of the common procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, and contouring.
While cosmetic dentistry procedures are often considered to be elective, they can often be a necessary solution for certain oral health issues such as a bite that is misaligned.
What Cosmetic Problems Can Cosmetic Dentistry Treat?
Cosmetic dentistry can address many aesthetic issues that patients experience, including the following:
- Uneven teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Misaligned teeth
How Does Cosmetic Dentistry Work?
Patients visit their dentist because they want to improve the appearance of their smile through the correction of particular imperfections. Cosmetic dentistry treatments each address specific imperfections such as misaligned teeth, poor coloring, spacing concerns, and other aesthetic flaws.
A cosmetic dentist will evaluate your smile and work with you to develop a plan that will address your concerns. Every patient is different, so your plan will be custom-tailored to your needs, budget, and goals.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Composite bonding is the application of tooth-colored material to a tooth. It is typically used to repair chipped and broken teeth, close gaps between teeth, change the shape of a tooth, or change the color of a tooth.
Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain. They are bonded to the front of the teeth to reshape them. They are a good corrective option if you have small misalignments or chips in your teeth.
A dental crown protects damaged teeth and restores their appearance. They may also be used to attach a bridge, function as the visible part of a dental implant, or cover a tooth that has had a root canal. Crowns may be made from metal, resin, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal.
A dental bridge fills the space left by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is secured by two or more crowns or caps on either side of the gap. The crowns are anchored to the teeth on each side of the gap, or abutments, which hold the bridge in place.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is any dental procedure that improves the appearance of teeth, gums, or bites. Common procedures include teeth whitening, dental veneers, and gum reshaping. When people talk about cosmetic dentistry, they mean any dental procedure that improves the appearance of a patient’s teeth, gums, or bite.
Get in touch with Legacy Dental Clinic at 4224 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada 060701, or call (825) 467-8888 to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.