A beautiful pearly white smile can really make all the difference to your appearance. Yellowing, damaged or worn teeth can make you appear older than you are. Luckily, there are several ways that you can improve your teeth to have them looking picture perfect.
Dental bonding improves smiles by fixing small tooth imperfections like removing spaces, stains, fractures, lightening teeth, and treating teeth sensitivity. Dental bonding is not as durable as a veneer, but is an esthetically pleasing way to quickly improve a patient’s smile.
Porcelain Crowns And Veneers
Porcelain crowns and veneers are great options for patients who have cracked, crooked, or discolored teeth. Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are placed directly on top of the teeth. A thin layer of enamel is removed from the front of the tooth and then the veneer is bonded in place over the tooth. Porcelain is strong, durable, difficult to stain, and can last a long time with the right type of care.
As opposed to veneers that go directly over the tooth, porcelain crowns are used when the root of the tooth is intact but the tooth has cracked or chipped. Crowns prevent further damage to weakened or decaying teeth, while being esthetically pleasing.
Patients who are missing teeth cannot get veneers or crowns, but instead may be candidates for dental implants. Dental implants can be utilized to replace a single tooth, over-dentures, or fixed dentures. Dental implants offer a high level of stability because they are fused into the bone, but require the patient to have healthy gums and strong bones.
Invisalign is a great way to fix crooked teeth, underbites, overbites, and crossbites. It is similar to traditional braces in that it corrects misaligned teeth but does not require metal wires. Instead, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners that are practically invisible. Invisalign is custom made to conform to each individual’s mouth, making the aligners much more comfortable alternatives to traditional braces.
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