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Are you afraid of smiling in photos or even smiling in front of your coworkers and friends for fearing that they will see your stained and crooked teeth?
Every day, adult’s face age which leads to the emergence of lifestyle-related changes to their teeth and gums that can result in a not-so-beautiful smile. That is why people turn to cosmetic dental procedures to correct the problem.
If you want to achieve a perfect and beautiful smile, then visiting a dentist at Vita Dental Spring will help eliminate these worries. Our dentists are highly trained and qualified in cosmetic dentistry and will help you improve facial aesthetics and the appearance of your teeth and gums.
Here are some of the dental procedures necessary to help you make the required improvements.
1. Teeth Whitening
Most people have stained teeth due to inadequate oral hygiene measures like brushing or flossing. Teeth discoloration could also be due to excessive consumption of coffee, tea, and tobacco smoking.
For such people, a dentist at Vita Dental Spring will apply a safe bleaching agent on to the teeth, which will dissolve the stains to bring about whiter and shinier teeth. Professional bleaching can take from a half hour to two hours and may require several sessions. The time spent on the procedure will depend on the extent of the damage.
Alternatively, laser whitening, which is somehow costly, can be done in one session. Other less expensive options include over-the-counter bleaching kits, gels, and strips, but these are not as effective as professional whitening.
2. Dental Veneers
Veneers are custom made plastic or porcelain moldings used to mask the effects of tooth staining or restore crooked teeth.
The dentist will first make an impression of the tooth being restored and send them to the laboratory for processing. Once ready, the veneers are attached to the teeth using a bonding agent. Veneers can last for up to fifteen years, and the cost can range from $700 to $2500 per tooth.
3. Dental Crowns
These are tooth-colored caps that are put directly on the surface of prepared teeth. The crowns can be fabricated using pure porcelain; porcelain fused to metal, enamel or resin. They are custom made for each tooth.
The dental caps restore the tooth anatomy, covers a stained tooth and provides support to a filled tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment.
If you have a discolored or a severely damaged tooth, this procedure will ensure your teeth looks similar to the neighboring teeth thus providing a whole and even smile.
Excessive gaps between the teeth can be filled using tooth colored bonding agents. It is the quickest and the most inexpensive way to fill in cracks or chips in the teeth.
The surface of the affected tooth is first impressed using a mild acid and then followed by the placement of the bonding agent. Afterward, a special light (ultraviolet light) or laser is used to polymerize the surface.
Most people are not happy with the conventional metallic braces due to their appearance. However, the advancement of modern dentistry has led to the introduction ofinvisible clear aligners (Invisalign).
Invisalign, which is a cosmetic procedure available at Vita Dental Spring, can be worn just like a retainer. They are useful in achieving proper tooth movement and alignment as compared to the traditional braces.
6. Dental Implants
Quality Dental implants services are considered to be the most expensive and demanding procedure to repair damaged or missing teeth. It’s the additional dental work to strengthen the jawbone or lift the sinus cavity that may contribute to the costs escalating.
The oral surgeon will first implant a titanium metal post into the jawbone structure, to create artificial roots that will support the new tooth.
Your bone will need to fuse with the metal post, in a process called osseo integration, to provide a stable and robust root for a prosthetic crown to cover.
7. Bridges and Dentures
Removable dentures can be partial or complete depending on the number of missing teeth. Materials like acrylic resin, porcelain, or metal are suitable for making the dentures. Removable dentures look like your natural teeth, but you may have to wear an adhesive to keep them in place to prevent slipping.
Permanent bridges, also known as fixed partial dentures, are false teeth implanted between two porcelain crowns.
8. Gum Surgery
When gums become damaged due to periodontal disease, the periodontal surgeon can perform gum surgery to remove the scarred tissue. He/ she will reshape the gums using tissue taken from the palate.
Not every dentist is in a position to handle cosmetic dental services. Our dentists at Vita Dental Spring have undergone rigorous training and have extensive experience in managing these types of procedures. They are considered eligible to provide such cosmetic services.
Though these procedures can add up to a hefty dental bill, you shouldn’t have to worry because we offer affordable payment plans, and accept major credit cards as well as loans from major banks. Don’t wait any longer. Visit Vita Family Dental Spring and say goodbye to your stained teeth!