Cosmetic Dental Procedures: Will my smile look natural?

cosmetic dentistry DentonCosmetic dentistry has evolved in recent years promoting various ways to correct or enhance the patient’s smile with natural materials that can transform appearance in as few as a couple of dental appointments.

Dental stain, chipped or broken enamel, unwanted gaps between teeth, misshaped teeth, or gum erosion … these conditions are easily resolved with porcelain veneers.

Broken or missing teeth can be treated with porcelain crowns and/or bridges. These porcelain restorations are made to match surrounding natural teeth in size, shape, and color.

A more permanent resolution to one or more lost teeth can be achieved through dental implants.

Each of these cosmetic renderings can be customized to your timeline and budgetary needs. While each procedure is geared toward you specifically, they all have one thing in common … the result will be natural and long lasting.

Veneers: These are wafer thin shells that are made to be permanently cemented to the front of teeth that require repair. Porcelain veneers are suitable to make chipped teeth appear whole, unwanted gaps disappear, misshapen teeth become symmetrical, and dental stain is eliminated.

Crowns and bridges: Crowns are the perfect restoration to salvage a tooth that is broken or severely decayed. A bridge can be fixed or removable – it can be used to replace one or more missing consecutive teeth. The bridge is comprised of the outside teeth (called abutment teeth); they are the means to attach the bridge. The center teeth are called pontics; they represent the missing teeth.

Dental implants: With the loss of one or more permanent teeth, many patients are opting for this solution. Implants restore tooth loss mimicking biological teeth as close as any other treatment available. The patient’s smile is restored boosting self-esteem; the ability to eat all the foods you love is reestablished; and you will no longer be embarrassed due to speech issues or missing teeth.

While all of these enhancements appear natural, time requirements to complete treatment varies; costs fluctuate based on procedures; and some restorations are permanently cemented in place … others are removable.

You will care for your restorations as you would your natural teeth by brushing and flossing daily; visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning and exam. During the exam, your dentist will make sure your dental repair is healthy and functioning correctly; and remains naturally beautiful.

To learn more about options to enhance your smile, contact Withers Dentistry at 940-293-2635 today.