Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry which focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth, and smile. Technological advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for dentists to address a wide range of challenges. Two of the latest trends aimed at creating a more attractive appearance are smile makeovers and full mouth reconstruction. Dental Implants
Cosmetic dentistry may also provide restorative benefits.
Previously, most dental fillings were composed primarily of gold, amalgam, and
other materials that left visible dark spots on the teeth. Today, dental fillings may
fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry, because you can select fillings made
of porcelain or composite materials that closely match the color of your teeth,
thus maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth and smile. A smile makeover improves the appearance of the
smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures,
such as dental veneers, dental implants, and teeth whitening. Full mouth reconstruction involves
advanced restorative treatment designed to address severe wear of the teeth,
pain, and other functional problems. These include problems with the occlusion.
Full mouth reconstruction frequently involves several dentists
who focus on their specific areas of expertise in order to obtain the best outcome. Cosmetic Dental procedures at North Carolina Dental Practice include: Dental Fillings This traditional procedure can also be included in the
category of cosmetic dentistry when porcelain and composite resin materials are used to provide a tooth-like appearance. Bonding The repair of chipped or broken teeth may be done through a
procedure called bonding. A dental composite material which is the same color as the enamel
is applied to the surface of a tooth,
where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured, and polished, making the crack. Teeth Whitening This is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure.
Teeth are often stained from smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea, or red wine),
or poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile.or chip invisible. Dental Veneers Plastic or porcelain laminates bonded to the surface
of a tooth to replace chips and cracks will improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration.
Veneers may also be recommended if
you have gaps in your teeth or if you have not had success with teeth whitening. Dental Implants These are artificial tooth root replacements that are
used as abutments to replace missing teeth. Porcelain crowns are placed over these implants.
The result is not only an enhanced smile, but also a more youthful appearance,
since missing teeth cause the face to collapse, making you look older.