Cosmetic dentistry is all about improving the appearance of a person’s smile. At Kanawha Valley Dental Group, our cosmetic dentist can restore teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, stained, decayed, or misaligned. These procedures can improve the aesthetics of a person’s smile while also improving the function and the health of their teeth and gums.
The Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is beneficial for patients who feel uncomfortable smiling or laughing due to the appearance of their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is a popular field of dentistry. Many people, especially celebrities, seek cosmetic dentistry to improve their smiles. Cosmetic dentistry procedures focus on improving the appearance of your smile, and methods can involve whitening, straightening, or replacing teeth. If your teeth have stains, are crooked, or have gaps, cosmetic dentistry can help. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can significantly improve your smile and boost your confidence.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Dental veneers are custom-made “shells” installed on the front teeth. They conceal minor defects such as chips, cracks, and discoloration. They are also used to straighten slightly misaligned teeth.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin, or “bonding material.” The resin is shaped to cover various teeth imperfections, like cracks and chips, and is hardened and polished. The resin is bonded to the tooth for a natural, beautiful look.
One of the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants are permanently implanted into the jawbone, offering patients a long-lasting solution to missing teeth. This cosmetic dentistry is ideal for those missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch of teeth.
A dental bridge is a permanent restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge is attached by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap. The bridge is bonded and fills the void. The bridge may be secured in place permanently, or it may be removed for maintenance and cleaning.
Is a Cosmetic Procedure Right for You?
While cosmetic dentistry can be a great way to give your smile a little boost, it’s not for everyone. Some patients may have severe dental issues that must be corrected before cosmetic dentistry. Others may not want to invest much money in a smile they’ll eventually outgrow. However, if your teeth and smile are generally in good shape, cosmetic dentistry might be a good option.
Cosmetic dentistry improves the smile's appearance, giving patients more confidence and a better quality of life. To learn more about the advantages of cosmetic dentistry, visit Kanawha Valley Dental Group at 608 3rd Ave, St Albans, WV 25177, or call (304) 524-4174.