What Is Cosmetic Dentistry & What are the Benefits?
Cosmetic dentistry describes processes that are performed to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your smile. People are frequently already nervous about visiting the dentist just for regular checkups, so seeking dental services for a cosmetic reason is a completely foreign concept to them. Valuable services, from having your teeth whitened and shaped to replacing missing teeth, are available that fall under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella.
What classifications of cosmetic dentistry exist?
There are numerous services used by Dr. Jodry at My Richardson Dentist which are available to you should you require cosmetic dentistry. These include:
- Teeth whitening
- Composite fillings
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
What are the benefits?
There are numerous benefits of cosmetic dentistry, not the least of which is a significant confidence boost. No matter which procedure(s) you take advantage of, any improvement to your smile is
going to boost your personal confidence. Improved confidence will serve you well in many areas of your life. You may find relationships improved and job prospects enhanced. Everyone appreciates a beautiful smile!
Porcelain veneers enhance the appearance and texture of your teeth and are a fantastic way to improve small aesthetic issues you may have. Veneers can strengthen your teeth, seal any cracks that may have developed, and repair unattractive chips. Veneers bond to your dentition and ensure your teeth look great.
Composite fillings can be the original color of your teeth. They can be utilized for any decaying tooth, from small to medium sized cavities. Layers of composite are bonded with your teeth where there are cavities. These fillings look much better than metal fillings, they also help reinforce your teeth.
If a few of your teeth are needing replacement, using implants is an option you might want to contemplate. Even if you need to completely replace all your teeth, these can still be a fantastic help for you. You’ll not only enhance your confidence but also improve your overall oral health .
Implants are composed of titanium alloy, a compatible, light metal medium that the body accepts. Once anchored in the jawbone, the gum and bone will grow to surround it, then new teeth can be installed using the implant to secure them. Single teeth as well as a full set of teeth can be installed using implants.
Crowns are basically a colored, tooth shaped piece of porcelain placed over an existing tooth that has gained sensitivity, protecting it from damage. Perfect if you have a damaged tooth, or a root canal that has left the tooth sensitive, crowns will allow you to obscure any damage and present a flawless smile.
Teeth become discolored over time from exposure to coffee, wine, cigarettes, even some medications, however a dentist can repair that easily with a teeth whitening procedure. They will use a chemical procedure to bleach them and restore your smile. There are some at-home remedies available, both from your dentist and the local drug store. Consult with your dentist to see what they recommend.
Teeth Straightening – Understand Your Options
Whether you would like to straighten your teeth, correct your bite or improve your general appearance, check with your dentist in Richardson to determine your best orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign uses a set of clear, removable custom-made aligners to slowly correct the alignment of your teeth without metal wires or brackets. It’s quickly becoming the most popular orthodontic option for adults hoping to discreetly straighten their smiles .
A series of clear plastic, custom-made aligners are crafted with precise 3-D computer imaging technology, perfectly fitting your teeth. Each is worn for approximately 2 to 3 weeks, however they can be removed to eat, brush, floss, and for brief periods as needed. With each new aligner, your teeth will slowly be made to shift into your desired configuration. While many times it will take less than a year to achieve the desired results, the time frame completely depends on your particular situation and how much adjustment you require.
ClearCorrect is a similar process to Invisalign with the exception that each new aligner is designed and developed as you go. After your first aligner has been in place for three weeks, you go back to the dentist to assess your progress and to have a new aligner developed. The ClearCorrect plan is a four step treatment course, with each stage reflecting visible changes to your smile. The process can continue until you achieve the results you desire.
A third option, similar to the others, EZ-Align is also almost completely invisible, and is extremely comfortable, using customized trays similar to whitening trays, easily removed before eating, or cleaning your teeth, and eliminating the worry of having food stuck in your braces. The trays are durable, made of high quality, medical grade material that resists staining. With EZ-Align you can enjoy these benefits:
- Proven results for many years
- Moves teeth fast and efficiently
- Removable and easy to clean
- Almost completely invisible
- Durable high quality material
For a straighter smile, talk to your Richardson dentist about your options. Whether using Invisalign, ClearCorrect or EZ-Align, you can enhance your smile without anyone even realizing you are undergoing treatment!
ABOUT DR. KATHRYN JODRY, DDS:
As one of the premier Dentist In Richardson Tx, Dr. Jodry provides affordable dental care, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry restorative care in Richardson, Texas and the surrounding areas. Call us today at: (972) 235-6752 or Email: email@example.com