If there is something you don’t like about your smile – crowded, crooked or chipped tooth, broken or missing teeth – you don’t have to live with it. Not when today’s advanced cosmetic dentistry offers you so many options for attaining the smile of your dreams.
Cosmetic dentistry can give you a dazzling, Hollywood-quality smile and tons of self-confidence. But cosmetic dentistry is not just for cosmetic reasons. Problems with broken or missing teeth can also cause functional problems. They can throw off your bite function or make it hard for you to eat certain foods. At Victor Dental Care, you’ll find dentists who have received extra training in the latest cosmetic techniques and procedures.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services Offered
- Crowns and Bridges
- Teeth Whitening
Veneers are “contact lens thin” porcelain facings which are bonded onto your natural teeth. This is the most popular dental procedure today. Often used to change the color, shape, alignment or spacing of a smile, they are a very conservative choice over porcelain crowns. Veneers require the dentist to remove very little of the tooth itself. They last for decades, won’t change color or texture over time, and are actually three times stronger than non-veneered teeth. You’d be surprised how many beautiful smiles in your workplace or neighborhood were created with the help of porcelain veneers!
- Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are a natural looking, durable treatment for teeth with cracks, large cavities or root canals. If your goal is to remove all posterior silver fillings, often a crown is necessary when the filling is more than two thirds of the width of the tooth. This will guarantee being able to chew harder foods without the risk of breaking a molar. Research has proven that an average adult generates almost 2000 PSI (pounds per square inch) in a vertical direction when chewing! A porcelain fused to precious metal can withstand these forces quite well.
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. There are several types of fixed dental bridges (cannot be removed), including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, your dentist can only remove a fixed bridge. .
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.
When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
- Teeth Whitening
Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from daily brushing and regular cleanings at your dentist’s office, but if you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your whitening options. Contact us to learn more!
Schedule an appointment or call us for a consultation to learn more about Cosmetic Dentistry with Victor Dental Care. Call us at (585) 924-8940