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3 Amazingly Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Cosmetic dental procedures are a type of professional oral care with a focus on enhancing the appearance of your teeth, smile and mouth. Even though cosmetic dental procedures are normally elective, they can also offer restorative benefits.

The most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures are pretty basic, while others can be more complicated and involve specialized care.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at three of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures.

1. Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth? If so, dental implants make the most effective long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. They look and function just like your original teeth and have a long lifespan of five decades or more if you care for them properly.

Most dental implants consist of a titanium alloy that forms a screw that we place into your jawbone. In the weeks and months to follow, your jawbone will naturally grow around this titanium post. In a second visit, we will place a crown over this post that will serve as a chewing surface and appear just like your original tooth.

One key advantage of a dental implant over other tooth replacement options is that it helps to preserve bone mass. Without the presence of a tooth root, artificial or not, the bone that lies under where your tooth once was will begin to deteriorate. Dental implants act just like a natural tooth root to preserve your jawbone.

2. Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are a thin shell that can be placed over your teeth to correct minor defects, or simply to give you a whiter smile. Although several materials are available, porcelain is by far the most popular, due to its ability to resist stains and its superior strength.

One consideration when contemplating any type of dental veneers is that a small portion of your original tooth enamel must be removed to make room for the veneers. So there is no going back with porcelain veneers. However, you can expect them to last for many years and not become stained like natural teeth can.

3. Composite Bonding

Composite bonding can be used to repair damaged, decayed or discolored teeth with a special type of material closely resembling the color of natural enamel. We begin by carefully drilling to remove tooth decay. Next we apply a special composite material onto the surface of your tooth, sculpting it into the desired shape before setting it using a special high-intensity light.

Sometimes simply referred to as “bonding,” the procedure helps to conceal tooth damage and provides the appearance of a healthy tooth. In addition to being quite effective, cosmetic bonding is also a relatively inexpensive solution for anyone unhappy with tooth decay, cracked or chipped teeth and worn-down edges.

Let Us Hear From You

Are you ready to dramatically enhance the appearance of teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked, or missing?

If so, we invite you to contact Village Green Dental today to schedule a visit and take your smile to the next level with one of our cosmetic dental procedures.