Many patients turn to cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of their teeth. Here are four common cosmetic dental procedures that will get your pearly whites looking as good as new:
Teeth whitening is a procedure that bleaches the teeth so as to mask any general discolouration on the surface of the teeth. While it is possible to obtain a home-whitening kit from your dentist that you can apply yourself at home, many opt to have their teeth whitened professionally in the dentist’s chair as this will achieve the most beneficial and long lasting results.
If you’re looking to improve the appearance of gaps, poorly shaped teeth, or chips and cracks,veneers might be the answer you’re looking for. Made from tooth-like materials, veneers are custom-made shells that are applied to each individual tooth to create a natural finished look.
Damaged teeth can be enhanced with a crown – a tooth-shaped cap that is permanently bonded to a tooth to restore its shape, size and strength, and to improve its overall appearance. A crown completely encases the original tooth, down to the gum line.
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth, as an alternative to using dentures or dental implants. Neighbouring healthy teeth are used as an anchor for the false tooth or teeth between them – they literally bridge the gap.
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First published: 06 November 2014