Cosmetic dentistry is a method of enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your smile. Some of the techniques that are used are also restorative procedures that can correct other dental issues.
Tooth whitening is a service that serves to brighten up the enamel of your teeth. This process works best on teeth that have yellowish stains as it is less effective at removing brown stains from tobacco use. If you have any crowns or veneers, they will not be affected in any damaging way, although it is possible that they may no longer match your natural teeth after a tooth whitening procedure.
If you have a chipped, injured or misshapen tooth, dental veneers may be a good option for you. The dentist will take a mold of your mouth and send it to a dental lab where they create a custom-made veneer that will match the rest of your teeth. Veneers are also helpful for people who have a gap between two of their front teeth. The veneers are thin shells that fit around the outer surface of your teeth using a special bonding material to permanently affix them to your tooth.
If you have a cavity that needs to be filled or a small chip that needs bonding, you may want to consider tooth-colored fillings. Instead of the old silvery amalgams that could be seen from quite a distance, tooth-colored fillings blend in with the color of your teeth. These fillings are difficult to detect and are not noticeable when you have your picture taken or while smiling.
At Acadian Family Dental, we offer a variety of cosmetic dental care services to help improve the look of your smile. Call (713) 766-5804 today to get started.