Cosmetic dentistry has become popular. It can range from whitening and shaping to closing spaces and replacing teeth. It is advisable to explore the different procedures that are available.
Below are brief details of cosmetic dentistry procedures:
Teeth whitening– Teeth whitening helps to remove stains and discoloration of teeth without removing the teeth surface. It is the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can improve the look of teeth to a great extent.
Fillings – Fillings help to restore the function and integrity of a tooth. Fillings can prevent further decay of the teeth by closing the spaces where bacteria can enter. A cosmetic dentist will use materials such as gold, porcelain, a composite resin and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc) for filling.
Dentures – Dentures are removable replacements used for missing teeth. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when there are no natural teeth, while partial dentures are used when there are some natural teeth left.
Dental implants– A dental implant is an artificial tooth root or a titanium screw placed into the jaw to support a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are beneficial to those people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to injury, periodontal disease or some other reason.
Orthodontics – Orthodontic treatment includes the use of braces to improve teeth that are crooked or misaligned. A crooked tooth is hard to be cleaned and may result in cavities and gum infection.
Tooth bonding – Tooth bonding is a process in which tooth-colored resin materials are attached or applied to the tooth with a special light. This ultimately bonds the material to the tooth. They are generally used to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth.
Porcelain veneers – Porcelain veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth. They are custom made shells of tooth-colored materials. By changing the color, shape, size and length of the shells they are fixed to the front of teeth. Porcelain veneers are also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates.
Crowns –A crown is a cap that is “tooth-shaped”and placed over a tooth to cover it and restore the tooth’s shape and size. It also improves the strength and appearance of a tooth.
Bridge –A bridge is a fixed dental restoration procedure used for replacing or bridging the gap between one or more missing teeth. This procedure involves fixing an artificial tooth permanently to the adjacent teeth or dental implants.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery – Periodontal plastic surgery helps restore the function of gum tissue, periodontal ligament and the bone that provides support to the teeth. The only aim of periodontal plastic surgery is to increase the life expectancy of the teeth.
Contact Dr. Aki Shirakura& Associates for cosmetic dentistry procedures
If you would like to undergo a cosmetic dentistry procedure, then please contact Dr. Aki Shirakura& Associates. They have a team of experienced professionals in cosmetic dental care. Their staff is dedicated to addressing and meeting the needs and expectations of each and every patient who walks through their doors.
To schedule an appointment call 914-303-6150 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact them online.
Services provided in Westchester, NY and Greenwich, CT.