A beautiful smile can brighten your day and enhance your self-confidence. At Bishop Family Dental, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance your smile. Here are some of them.
The smile is one of the first features that people notice when they meet a new person, so whitened teeth can make a huge difference in first impressions. Professional teeth whitening involves using a bleaching agent containing hydrogen peroxide and ultraviolet light to achieve the best results. The process can be repeated every six months or whenever necessary to continue getting that bright, glowing look. Also, you can maintain this brightness by avoiding foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, wine, and dark berries.
Dental bonding is a quick, easy way to cover teeth with cosmetic enhancements. A tooth-colored resin is added to a tooth and can conceal small chips, cracks, and stains. It is similar to tooth fillings, only it is dyed to match your natural teeth colors and is less intrusive to the natural tooth structure. While bonding can last between five to ten years, it can eventually wear away and discolor or chip over time. To prolong the life of the bonding treatment, avoid biting down on hard objects like ice or your fingernails. Flossing regularly will also help keep your teeth healthy and clean. Additionally, brushing after meals will help remove food particles that can stain the teeth and make them unattractive.
Veneers can help patients achieve a smile that is straight, white, and symmetrical. The porcelain is custom-shaped for each patient. Patients can choose between traditional or minimal-prep veneers that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. These thin shells are called dental veneers, and they are simply glued to the teeth to provide an instant cosmetic improvement to the smile. Dental veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, giving them a natural look that blends seamlessly with the rest of the smile. Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting solution for improving the appearance of your smile because they cover stains or other imperfections on the visible surface of the tooth. Veneers are virtually impossible to distinguish from natural teeth and are custom-made to provide a precise fit.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to restoring missing teeth, and they look and feel like your natural teeth. When you lose a tooth or several teeth, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate over time, causing other teeth to shift and potentially even cause issues with eating and speaking normally. A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically placed into the jawbone to take the place of the missing tooth root. Once the implant has healed, a crown is placed on top of the abutment to replace the visible part of the tooth to complete the restoration process. Implants can be used to replace one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth in a row.
For all your cosmetic dentistry needs, visit our cosmetic dentist at Bishop Family Dental.