07 Sep Cosmetic Dental Procedures: Will my smile look natural?
Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of procedures aimed at working within your budgetary and timeline needs.
There are multiple ways patients can fulfill their smile wishes that are natural to improve appearance without making drastic changes.
Teeth whitening: Zoom teeth whitening is a process that brightens and lightens stained and drab teeth. Topical stains from foods and tobacco disappear leaving the patient with a smile makeover that is very economical.
Tooth colored restorations: Composite resin is a material that completes multiple tasks. Repairing dental decay is one of the primary uses; and this material allows much less of the natural tooth to be removed as compared to filling a cavity with amalgam.
Bonding a chipped tooth and blending away dental stain are also popular uses for composite resin making the use of this material a high priority for your dentist.
Porcelain crowns and veneers have replaced the use of metal and gold restorations. Porcelain is stain resistant; and allows your cosmetic dentist to make a restoration so lifelike no one will be able to discern your natural teeth from your dental replacement. Your porcelain crowns or veneers will be made to match neighboring teeth in shape, shade, and contour.
Veneers can repair misshapen, stained, chipped, or unwanted gaps with extremely thin porcelain shells. Your dentist will cover only those teeth requiring repair providing a permanent correction.
Dental implants provide a solid base when teeth are lost to decay, disease, or trauma. The implant is made from titanium and embedded in gum tissue where permanent teeth are missing, and over the months following placement, will fuse with bone tissue.
While the surgical area heals, the bone will graft to the implant providing the support the restoration will need to allow the patient to eat, speak, and smile confidently. The dental implant acts much like the roots of a natural tooth; this permanence allows the patient to eat the foods they love and do all the things we experience with our biological teeth.
All of these procedures will provide a natural enhancement that will not only improve your appearance but in many cases restore the things many of us take for granted. For additional information, contact the office of Dr. Mark E. Massaro at 918-779-3399 and schedule an informative consultation today.