When you seek cosmetic dentistry, you desire to improve the appearance of your teeth so that you can smile confidently. Our dentists at AlmadenSmiles, Daljit Chhabra DMD, use various techniques to correct imperfections such as chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, and gaps between teeth. Some common treatments include porcelain veneers, dental crowns, tooth bonding, teeth whitening, and orthodontics.
Each patient has unique needs and goals when it comes to improving the appearance of their smile. For instance, some patients wish to fix a single problem area, while others want to correct multiple issues. The cosmetic dentists at our practice will listen to your concerns during your appointment and help you determine which treatment options will be most effective for you.
The Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Dental implants serve the same purposes as natural teeth, but they do so in a far more efficient and beneficial way than dentures and other removable restorations. They are permanent fixtures of your smile and provide aesthetic and functional benefits you cannot get from any other restoration.
A crown is a cap-like restoration that covers the tooth to restore its appearance and protect it from further injury. The crown will be custom-made in a dental lab to fit snugly on the tooth. Sometimes a crown will be used to replace a tooth that is missing entirely, in which case a bridge may also be recommended.
Teeth that are misaligned, have excessive gaps between them, or are misshapen or irregularly shaped can benefit from the placement of porcelain veneers. These thin shells of ceramic material are placed on the surface of the teeth to improve their overall appearance by correcting their shape and color.
What Types of Problems Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix?
Teeth lose their white luster over time as people age, and staining can take its toll, too. Whitening treatments can improve the color and brightness of the teeth, sometimes by several shades.
Some people are born with misaligned teeth or jaws. Others may have issues with their bite and end up with crooked teeth. Braces and other orthodontic treatments can correct these issues and improve a person’s smile.
When one or more teeth are missing, it can cause issues with the appearance and function of the mouth. It can make the mouth look sunken, affecting the look of the lips and the face overall. A dental implant or other devices can replace the missing tooth and restore function to the mouth.
If you are interested in fixing your smile with cosmetic dentistry, visit AlmadenSmiles, Daljit Chhabra DMD at 6541 Crown Boulevard Suite G San Jose, CA 95120, or call (408) 268-4161. There are many reasons why someone might need cosmetic dentistry procedures, but in general, they are done to improve the appearance of a person’s smile.