If you want the flawless smile of a Hollywood celebrity, some adjustments to your teeth may be needed. There are multiple cosmetic dental procedures that can be performed to transform the look of your teeth. Here are a few of them:
Composite bonding material can be applied to your teeth to restore the look of damaged areas, such as cracks and chips. In addition, the bonding material can fill interdental spaces that make your teeth look spaced or gapped. The material can even be placed over the front surface of the teeth to give the teeth a whiter appearance.
Dental composite bonding material is actually a type of dental resin. The material remains pliable as it is being applied to your teeth and is hardened into place using a specialized light.
The application of dental bonding material can be completed during one dental appointment. As a result, your teeth can be transformed in a short amount of time.
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-shaped slices of dental ceramic that are applied to the front of the teeth. Veneers, which can be made of porcelain or resin, look completely natural after installation due to their shape, color and translucency.
Because dental veneers conceal the teeth, they can be used to correct many different types of dental imperfections, such as cracks, chips, discolorations and even minor misalignments.
When only one veneer is needed for a cosmetic correction, the color of the veneer is matched to the natural shade of the patient's other teeth. However, when multiple veneers are used to cover all of the teeth that can be viewed when a person speaks or smiles, any shade of white can be selected. Since the veneers are not natural tooth material, the whitest possible hue is available.
If you would like to have perfect teeth, it may be necessary to have them properly aligned. Braces can be applied to shift your teeth into proper position. Traditional braces consist of brackets that are fixed to the teeth and an archwire that is attached to the brackets by elastic bands. The archwire is regularly adjusted so that corrective force is applied to coax the teeth into alignment.
Other alignment options, such as clear plastic aligners, can also be used to straighten the teeth.
To learn more about cosmetic dental options that can transform the look of your teeth, schedule a consultation with a specialist in cosmetic dentistry in your area.