With the advent of social media, never has there been so much pressure in trying to look your best at all times. As such, more and more people are open to venturing into cosmetic dentistry treatments in order to enhance their smile and improve their teeth. However, it should be noted that cosmetic dentistry does not simply work toward enhancing the aesthetics of an individual's smile. There are various restorative treatments that also work toward improving the overall health of your teeth, hence making them look their best. Here are some of the different types of cosmetic restorative dental treatments that you could consider.
Porcelain veneers are composed of thin pieces of material that have been shaped to appear like teeth. As the name suggests, these veneers are made from porcelain, and are custom made in dental labs for individual patients rather than being mass produced. Once the veneers have been created for your, they are bonded right at the front surface of your teeth hence drastically improving on the shape and appearance of your original teeth. Some people would rather get porcelain veneers from their cosmetic dentist rather than opt for crowns from their conventional dentist, as these tend to have a more natural appearance. Porcelain veneers are employed to restore your teeth from a range of dental problems such as misshapen teeth, crooked teeth, discoloured teeth, chipped teeth, unevenly spaced teeth and more. If you would like a uniform smile free from flaws, a full set of porcelain veneers would be a good option.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. Typically, tooth loss would mean you having to resort to dental bridges of dentures to replace the missing teeth. Implants are becoming a popular option because of their permanency since they are implanted right into your jawbone, hence making them appear as natural as possible. A dental implant will have an artificial root which is made out of titanium. The artificial root then has a prosthetic tooth mounted atop it that matches the colour and overall size of your original teeth. Dental implants are also becoming a popular option as they do not affect the structural integrity of adjacent teeth the same way that dental bridges would. For instance, for a dental bridge to provide support for the missing tooth or teeth, healthy teeth would have to be reshaped to create room for the bridge's crown anchor. This could lead to additional dental problems down the road.Share