Anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of their teeth is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is any dental procedure that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and bite. There are a variety of treatments available. Some treatments can be completed in one appointment, while others may require a series of appointments.
Some procedures involved in cosmetic dentistry include:
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because they offer a number of benefits. For example, veneers can make your teeth look whiter, straighter, and more proportionate. They can also cover up chips, cracks, and stains.
Dental veneers are also resistant to stains, making them easy to maintain. They should be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. They can last for many years, as long as you take good care of them.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They are small titanium screws that act as tooth roots. Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they bond with the natural bone. The implant bonds with the jawbone and prevents the bone from deteriorating. Once the bone has healed, an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment connects the implant to the bridge or denture.
Dental implants provide a permanent, stable solution to missing teeth. The implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it bonds with the natural bone. Once the bone has healed, an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment connects the implant to the bridge or denture.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Patients of all ages choose teeth whitening procedures to brighten their smiles.
Teeth whitening is an affordable, non-invasive treatment that can dramatically improve your appearance. You may experience teeth sensitivity after whitening, so your dentist may recommend teeth desensitizing treatment beforehand.
Dental bonding, also known as composite resin bonding, is a cosmetic procedure that repairs your chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. Composite resin is matched to your natural tooth color, so no one will even be able to tell that you had the procedure done. Dental bonding is also an easy, painless procedure, and it only takes one visit to our dental office.
Bonding can typically be completed in one dental appointment. First, our dentist will prepare the surface of the tooth by roughening it. Then, our dentist will apply the composite resin material and sculpt it to the desired shape. Once the resin is in place, our dentist will harden it with a special light.
One cosmetic dental treatment that may be recommended is crown lengthening. This procedure involves removing gum tissue, bone tissue, or both to expose more of the tooth. It can make the tooth look longer and more symmetrical. This improves the overall appearance of the smile.
If you want to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry procedures, visit the Covington Signature Dentistry office at 27121 174th Place SE, Suite 202, Covington, WA 98042, or call (253) 638-9955 to schedule an appointment.