Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry – John W. Stephens, DDS
Many people wish to obtain a beautiful smile, and with cosmetic dentistry, an ideal smile is achievable. Cosmetic treatments introduce many benefits to your smile beside restoring your dental appearance. If you’re considering this type of treatment, consider these key benefits.
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the look of your smile. Restorations are essential for teeth that have trauma or decay. Major’s chips and cracks allow bacteria to enter the internal structures of the tooth, which can result in decay. Tooth-colored materials for restorations such as inlays, onlays, crowns, and fillings, damage or trauma can be treated. In the past, restorations were traditionally made with metal, such as gold. Now, porcelain fused to metal restorations allow the benefits of seamless treatment with the stability that metal provides.
Deep Discoloring or Staining
Professional teeth whitening is a well-known cosmetic treatment that brightens stained teeth. However, deep stains due to medications and other habits such as smoking may make it more difficult to achieve brighter aesthetics.
Veneers are thin covers of porcelain that cover up these imperfections and create a bright, uniform smile that looks healthy. This cosmetic treatment is perfect for patients with multiple concerns such as uneven teeth size and minimal damage and is known to be used on actors and actresses in Hollywood.
If you have missing teeth in your smile traditional restorations such as bridges and prosthetics such as dentures and partials are the recommended solutions. Custom dentures are made from quality materials that feel comfortable in the mouth and can be combined with porcelain teeth that look and feel natural. Dental bridges are perfect for patients with one or more missing teeth, as neighboring teeth are needed to support the fake tooth.
However, these restorations, as well as crowns, can be supported by dental implants. This not only restores the functionality of your smile but keeps the jaw bone from resorbing due to lack of tooth roots to integrate with.
At the Keller dental practice of John W. Stephens, DDS, we provide these esthetic dental services. We utilize high-quality, tooth-colored materials for all of our cosmetic treatments. Contact the practice of John W. Stephens, DDS today for more information about cosmetic dentistry.