Many patients seek out cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of their smiles. However, these procedures aren’t all about aesthetics. Many of these treatments improve the teeth' function as well. For example, dental implants can replace missing teeth to support surrounding natural teeth and help prevent jawbone degeneration. At Monterey Peninsula Smiles, other cosmetic dental procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, dental bonding, dental crowns, and even orthodontics for some patients.
Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
A dental crown is a custom-made cap that covers the whole tooth to restore its shape and appearance. They’re recommended when a tooth is cracked or chipped, misshapen by decay, or discolored from another source. The crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line and helps to keep the tooth in place.
Dental veneers are a great way to repair damaged teeth and make them look natural. Veneers can be used to treat discolored teeth, gapped teeth, or crooked teeth. Patients often choose porcelain veneers because they’re resistant to staining and are custom-made to look like the patient’s natural smile.
Dental bonding is when a dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to your teeth and hardens it with a special light, ultimately giving you a whiter, more beautiful smile. The dentist will use a shade guide to choose the composite resin color that best matches your tooth color. A highly-polished finish is possible with an etching solution before the bonding procedure.
This is a standard treatment that many patients undergo to brighten stained teeth caused by coffee, wine, and other stain-causing foods and drinks. A teeth whitening procedure is quick and straightforward and can often be completed in just one office visit.
The Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile overall. It can enhance any imperfections with your smile. With cosmetic dentistry, you can improve the look and health of your teeth so they will be strong, healthy, and natural looking. This can improve your confidence and help you feel better about your smile. Many types of cosmetic dentistry are quick and painless procedures that can be completed in a single visit.
If you are unhappy with your smile and want to improve its appearance, talk to our dentist about available options for treatment. They can help you decide which treatments are right for you to help you have the smile you always wanted. For the best dental services, visit Monterey Peninsula Smiles, at 3154 De Forest Rd Suite A, Marina 93933.