4 Common Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

According to a paper published in 2019 by the Psychological Bulletin, smiling makes people happier. Unfortunately, many of us lack the confidence to smile as much as we’d like due to the aesthetics of our teeth. Luckily, this is easily corrected with Cosmetic Dentistry.

Procedures are usually optional rather than essential. Cosmetic dentistry can also provide restorative benefits if done properly. What it comes down to is improving one’s smile and self-confidence.

There are numerous cosmetic dentistry procedures, but we’re going to highlight the four we specialize in, which would include: veneers, crowns, bridges, and cosmetic bonding.

We know how confusing cosmetic dentistry can be for many people.

There are numerous cosmetic dentistry procedures, but we’re going to highlight the four we specialize in, which would include: veneers, crowns, bridges, and cosmetic bonding.

Our Cosmetic Procedures Include:

  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Cosmetic Bonding
  • Bridges

Dental Veneers

A veneer is a porcelain or composite laminate that’s bonded to the surface of a tooth. They can be used to repair chipped, cracked, and discolored teeth. They can also be recommended if a person’s teeth has gaps. Because veneers are considered to be a cosmetic procedure, insurance companies rarely cover the cost. For this reason, we offer payment plans to individuals as an option.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a prosthetic “cap” that is attached to a tooth. They are used to restore a tooth’s shape and size, as well as to strengthen and improve it’s appearance.

Dental crowns can be used to protect a weak tooth from decaying or from falling apart because of cracks. More uses can include: restoring discoloration, covering dental implants, and holding dental bridges in place.

*We offer payment plans for patients in need of assistance.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is the process in which we develop a tooth-colored substance to repair minor defects on the surface of your teeth. The robust bonding material is a mixture of plastic and glass components that mimic the naturally-white appearance of your teeth. And because the material bonds so well with your natural teeth, it’s fairly simple and inexpensive to maintain for a years to come.

*We offer payment plans for patients in need of assistance.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are designed to “bridge the gap” in places where teeth are missing. An all ceramic synthetic tooth is inserted into the gap, renewing your smile and confidence. While there are different types of dental bridges, we’re just going to focus on the traditional bridge for now.

A traditional dental bridge is comprised of a synthetic all ceramic tooth (or teeth) being held in place by two or more dental ceramic crowns. It’s the most popular type of dental bridge and can be applied when a patient has natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by your missing tooth. A dental bridge is permanently cemented to your natural teeth and does not come in and out of your mouth. They look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.

*We offer payment plans for patients in need of assistance.

Conclusion

We know how confusing cosmetic dentistry can be for many people. With the overwhelming (and often conflicting) information online, you can find yourself postponing cosmetic treatments indefinitely.

Our staff is available six days a week to answer any and all questions you have about cosmetic procedures. Again, because many of these procedures are “cosmetic”, they are not fully covered by insurance, so we offer affordable payment plans.

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