- Posted on: Feb 28 2019
If you know your smile is missing something, you may be interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry. But, before you go, it’s worth knowing a little bit more about your options and what you may want to ask about. Keep reading to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, what can be adjusted with cosmetic dentistry, and how we can help.
Procedures You May Want:
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
Also referred to as “teeth bleaching,” this procedure can brighten and whiten your natural teeth, removing stubborn stains. Depending on your provider, this procedure can be done in the dental office or at home. Not everyone’s teeth can be bleached, and if you have veneers or crowns, you will want to discuss your options with your dentist before you try bleaching.
Cosmetic Dental Veneers
Veneers are thin shells usually made out of porcelain clay. They are made custom to your mouth and cemented to the front edge of the tooth. A veneer can be used to treat cosmetic conditions such as a slightly crooked tooth, chipped teeth, or even to fill in spaces between the teeth.
Cosmetic Dental Implants
A dental implant is a device designed to replace a missing tooth. It may be made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone. Understand that an implant is permanent. A dental implant is designed to act as the tooth root and can anchor an artificial tooth.
Cosmetic Dental Crowns
Crowns, or caps, are custom-made to fit over your tooth after it has been shaved down a little bit. They are usually made out of acrylic or porcelain with a metal component to ensure it’s strong enough for chewing. Crowns can be used in cosmetic dentistry to treat teeth that are badly decayed, broken, poorly shaped, or chipped.
Consult your dentist to discuss what you would like to have changed and which procedure is best suited for your needs. We can help provide more information during a consultation. Give us a call at (701) 222-1800 for our Bismarck office or (701) 463-2884 for our Garrison office to learn more about cosmetic dentistry today!
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