A cosmetic dentistry procedure is any treatment designed to improve the appearance of your smile. Many patients choose to undergo more than one type of cosmetic dentistry procedure to achieve the most beautiful smile possible. While the main benefit of experiencing any kind of cosmetic dentistry treatment is to improve the appearance of your teeth, it’s essential to understand that some procedures also address functional issues such as bite alignment and jaw pain. You can achieve a beautiful and healthy smile by addressing both aesthetic and functional concerns through various treatments! At Merrillville Dental Center, our dentist can work with you to determine which treatments are right for you.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Dental implants are an excellent choice for patients who are missing one or more teeth and want a permanent solution with natural-looking results. Unlike other solutions, such as partial dentures or bridges, implants do not require neighboring teeth for support, so they are ideal for patients with healthy, natural smiles. Implants are also long-lasting and stable, so they will last for years without needing to be replaced.
When a tooth is significantly damaged, sometimes a dentist will recommend composite bonding to repair the tooth. Composite bonding requires the dentist to sculpt the composite material into a form that will restore the tooth and look natural in the patient’s mouth. Then, a special light is used to activate the chemicals in the material. When the material is hardened, it blends with the surrounding enamel and becomes invisible to the naked eye.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth that replaces one, two, or three missing teeth in a row. The bridge is held in place by crowns placed over adjacent healthy teeth. The bridge fills in the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. This not only restores your smile’s appearance but will also help you chew and speak normally.
A dental crown is a type of restoration that completely covers a tooth that is cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged. A crown not only improves the tooth's appearance but also strengthens it.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry includes treatments to whiten and brighten your teeth, achieving a more beautiful smile you can share with the world. When your smile is healthy, you’ll feel confident in everything you do. Your smile is an essential part of your appearance that can inspire confidence in yourself. A beautiful smile can also make you feel more confident in your personal and professional life.
Investing in cosmetic dentistry can help you get the smile you want and deserve so you can show off your smile confidently every day. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, visit Merrillville Dental Center at 303 W. 89th Ave, Suite E-2, Merrillville, IN 46410, or call (219) 755-0045.