There are many cosmetic procedures that can enhance the appearance of your teeth. If this is something you’re interested in, Dr. Perez will be able to provide you with the assistance that you need. From veneers to crowns to teeth whitening, you’ll be able to transform your smile and have teeth that you want to show off.
Your teeth can have an impact on your self-confidence. If you have crooked teeth, a missing tooth, or issues with yellowing, you shouldn’t feel guilty about wanting to correct the problem. It’s normal to want a great looking smile. When you meet with Dr. Perez, the health of your teeth will be assessed. After that, you’ll receive recommendations on the cosmetic procedures that are best for your teeth.
Different Cosmetic Dental Procedures and Techniques
It’s very common for people to set up appointments with their dentists because they want to have their teeth whitened. When teeth are whitened, chemicals, such as bleach, can be used to make teeth brighter and whiter. This can be an effective way to get rid of stains. It’s possible to whiten teeth in a single visit or over several visits. If you opt for just one visit, your appointment will be a lot longer. Our recommendation is usually to schedule multiple visits of a shorter length.
Porcelain veneers can be used to conceal teeth that are crooked or badly stained. They’re a very thin shell that is placed over the front surface of your teeth. It’s possible to get veneers for just one tooth or for many of your teeth. If you want veneers, you’ll need to make multiple visits. Your first appointment will include an assessment of your teeth and measurements. Once we have measurements, we’ll send them off to the lab so that your veneers can be made. Once your veneers are complete, you can return so that we can place them in your mouth. Porcelain veneers are designed to be permanent.
Composite resin can be used to repair teeth that are chipped, broken, or cracked. This process is known as bonding. Bonding is also a way to get rid of significant gaps between your teeth. Composite resin is naturally white, and its shade can be adjusted. We’ll make sure the resin matches your natural teeth perfectly.
Bonding is one of the best ways to repair a tooth that is broken or chipped. With that said, you should be aware that composite resin isn’t as durable as your natural teeth are. If you bite on hard objects, such as ice or a pencil, the resin could wind up breaking.
Crowns are often used on teeth that have large cavities that can’t be addressed with fillings. In the field of cosmetic dentistry, they can also be used to strengthen and protect teeth that have been damaged. These caps can be placed directly over your natural teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is a wide field, and there are many procedures and solutions available. In some cases, patients may get the results they want from a single procedure, while other patients may need a few different procedures. When you meet with Dr. Perez, she’ll be able to assess your teeth and recommend the best procedures for your teeth.
Ultimately, the decision rests with you. Dr. Perez will be happy to answer your questions, and you’ll also be able to see a mock-up so that you can see what your teeth will look like after the procedures are completed.