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What Are The Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?

At Village Green Dentistry, our goal is enhancing both the health and appearance of your teeth, mouth and smile. As such a prominent part of your face, any problem with your teeth or smile is immediately noticeable. Even minor cosmetic problems can really affect your appearance and self-esteem.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures and how they can help restore your beautiful smile.

Inlays and Onlays

Sometimes known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays often make a good treatment choice when you have a tooth with only mild to moderate decay. They are also used in cases where there is not enough remaining tooth structure for a filling. If the tooth cusps are intact, we can place an inlay directly on the surface of the tooth. Otherwise, we can cover the entire surface of the tooth using an onlay.

Inlays and onlays are created from composite resin material in a dental lab. We attach them to your teeth using a special adhesive cement. Inlays and onlays help to strengthen and support teeth, enhance their contours, and prevent further deterioration or decay.

Composite Bonding

This type of cosmetic procedure is used to repair discolored, decayed or damaged teeth using a special composite material matching the color of natural teeth. We begin by drilling out any tooth decay. Next, we shape the composite to fit your teeth, and prepare it using a special high-intensity light. The composite bonding process helps cover tooth damage and appears just like a healthy tooth.

Cosmetic bonding is one of the most economical types of cosmetic dentistry procedures for anyone dealing with chipped or cracked teeth, as well as worn-down edges and tooth decay.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin shells that we attach to the outer surface of the teeth to remedy problems like damaged enamel, crooked teeth, or gaps between teeth. We use a special dental adhesive to attach the veneer to the front of your tooth.

Porcelain has become the material of choice for creating dental veneers because of its superior durability and appearance. The color will closely resemble the appearance of your natural teeth. Porcelain is also known for being extremely stain resistant.

Teeth Whitening

Most people experience some degree of staining on their teeth due to years of consuming certain food and drinks, as well as smoking. The most common types of beverages that lead to stained teeth are coffee, tea and red wine. Certain antibiotics are also known for staining teeth.

Although at-home teeth whitening kits are popular, it is hard to beat the level of whitening that you can achieve at the dentist office. We can effectively whiten your teeth after we have thoroughly cleaned them to remove plaque and tartar. We may even be able to whiten your teeth to a lighter shade than they were originally.

Let Us Hear From You

If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your teeth and smile, please reach out to Village Green Dentistry to schedule a consultation and receive more information about our cosmetic procedures.