Surely you are familiar with the basic dental procedures that are most likely offered to you from your general family dentist. But what do you know about the world of cosmetic dentistry? Many people tend to assume that these two terms are one in the same, but that is far from the case. There is actually a wide array of cosmetic dental procedures that are available to anyone willing to take the time to look into this field. Here are just a handful of examples of the many procedures cosmetic dentists are typically able to do for you.
Contrary to popular belief about veneers, this procedure does not actually involve any sort of extractions of old teeth to be completely replaced with new ones. Veneers are more similar to a capped tooth than anything. A cosmetic dentist will take a map of your teeth and gums and use that to create permanent covers for to be placed over the original teeth. This is a great procedure to consider if you have unthreatening gaps between your teeth or you would like to cover up slight imperfections between somewhat crooked teeth. Many customers will also used veneers as a way to brighten up their smile as well. There are no limits to the number of caps to be placed on teeth, so essentially you could fix your entire smile in no time at all.
Many professional bleaching looks fairly similar to the take home kits you can buy at your local pharmacy. Cosmetic dentists however, will use a much more powerful formula so that you only have to come in for one or two visits to get the results you are looking for. This type of procedure has proven to be safe and highly effective for anyone with all of his or her permanent teeth to work with.
Typically, crowns are a procedure used for bigger issues within the mouth such as cracked, chipped or broken teeth. In cosmetic dentistry, the dentist will have the broken tooth filed down to a point so that a crown can then be attached to the base of the tooth. Crowns can be placed in the mouth permanently or temporarily. With technology drastically improving each year surrounding dental implants, many people will have temporary crowns placed in their mouths until the tooth has healed up enough for an implant.
This procedure involves the extraction of a tooth that is typically beyond repairable. Often times, people will have teeth die due to neglect of proper oral care, genetics, drug abuse or a number of other possibilities. Most of the time, whatever damage has been done to the tooth reaches beyond the nerves and needs to be taken out in time. Once the tooth has been extracted, a pin is then surgically drilled into the bone and a porcelain crown is then attached to the pin rather than the original tooth.
Levin Family Dental has a highly regarded cosmetic dentist that can perform all these procedure and many more. Find out more online today!