How do I choose and find a cosmetic dentist?
When selecting a cosmetic dentist who is right for you, it is best to take credentials, education, and experience with the procedures you want performed all into consideration.
How do I know what color my veneers, crowns, caps, bridge or implants should be?
It is best to whiten your natural as white as you want, or as bright as they can be. The veneers will then be made to that color by your cosmetic dentist, who may also provide variations of the color to produce a natural look. Using the same color overall could make the artificial teeth too obvious.
What causes dulling and discorloration of teeth?
Age, staining, or chemical damage are all factors in what causes teeth to become discolored. Staining or dullness can be a result of smoking or drinking coffee and/or tea on a regular basis. Teeth whitening is often the best option for solving tooth dicolorations.
What is bonding typically used for?
Bonding consists of repairing and/or changing the color or shap of a tooth through use of a tooth-colored composite resin. This resin is often used in repairing chipped or broken tooth-surfaces, as well as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities.
What can be done for missing teeth?
Missing teeth can be replaced through the use of bridges. Bridges can fill spaces left by lost teeth, as well as provide support for teeth that surround the empty space. An Implant is another reccomendation made by dentists to fill these spaces.
How can jagged teeth be corrected?
Corrections to jagged teeth can be made through reshaping, or contouring, of the front teeth by utilizing sanding discs. The cosmetic dentist will be able to create a natural look with existing teeth, without even anesthesia for the procedure.
I was told I have a week biting surface, what can be done?
A stronger and more durable biting surface can be produced through the application of crowns to the teeth. Crowns are placed over the teeth, replacing most of its enamel, and can also be used for cosmetic improvements.
What are porcelain and ceramic inlays?
Increasing the overall strength of a tooth, inlays are made of either porcelain or ceramic and are used to repair teeth. Significantly stronger than regular filling materials, cermaic inslays are used to repair back teeth, while porcelain inlays are used in the front teeth.
Why is orthodontics a specialty in dentistry?
An orthodondist is a dentist who has completed two to three addtional years of study in dental school for an ADA approved orthodontic graduate program. Orthodontics is the speciality of dentistry that address problems with the mouth's ability to close with the teeth in proper alignment.
I have porcelain laminate veneers, why are they so special?
Often, simple bonding procedures are not enough for the demands of cosmetic changes in the mouth. Porcelain laminate veneers can change a whole smile with a quick and painless transition.