What is Cosmetic Dentistry? What you need to know about cosmetic dental treatments
Years ago, you didn’t have many choices when it came to fixing your teeth, and you only went to the dentist if you had a problem. Back then, tooth removal was common, along with large, unsightly metal fillings. Now dentistry has become an art, the art of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dental procedures are completed mainly to make you and your smile look better. You should see someone who specializes in cosmetic dental procedures like the professionals at Mahajan Family Dentistry in Novi, MI. They can help you and your smile look great.
There are many cosmetic options to choose from to fix unsightly dental issues. Treatments to think about are:
Whitening treatments for darkened, aging teeth or teeth that are stained from coffee drinking and smoking. Mahajan Family Dentistry offers both an in-office whitening treatment, which takes about an hour, and whitening kits to take home, which you can use at your convenience in the privacy of your home.
For more substantial cosmetic needs, there are several treatments available at Mahajan Family Dentistry. For instance, you might consider porcelain veneers if you have teeth that are:
- Badly shaped or broken
- Cracked or chipped
- Poorly aligned
- Heavily discolored or stained
A veneer is a thin laminate of porcelain placed over the front teeth to hide imperfections. Dental veneers are created in a dental laboratory by skilled technicians and then cemented at Mahajan Family Dentistry. The result is a sparkling, natural and beautiful smile.
Veneers are usually created out of porcelain; however, composite, a tooth-colored resin can be used for veneer material to correct small chips or cracks in your front teeth.
Composite is also the material of choice for cosmetically beautiful fillings. Composite is color-matched to your existing teeth and your new composite fillings will be virtually undetectable. Composites can be used to replace unsightly metal fillings and they can correct teeth that are:
- Badly shaped
- Excessively discolored
- Poorly aligned