Cosmetic dentistry is a combination of restorative and general dentistry procedures. It principally centers on enhancing the aesthetic allure of the oral cavity. Cosmetic dentistry has become the most popular form of dental service. Cosmetic dentistry procedures have the following offerings:
- Remove stains from the visible portion of the teeth to make the smile look radiant and glossy
- Fix chipped, cracked, and fractured teeth
- Align crooked and misaligned teeth
- Replace missing teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
What are the various services provided under cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry provides a versatile range of treatments to restore the aesthetic appeal of the smile. Some of them have been listed below:
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells of medical-grade porcelain cemented on the topical surface of the teeth to fix chips, cracks, fractures, and gaps. They improve the aesthetic appeal of the smile by making the teeth look evenly shaped and lustrous.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure used to remove stains and discoloration from the surface of the teeth. It makes the teeth look lustrous and glossy and makes the smile look aesthetically appealing.
Invisalign is a set of clear aligners used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues like crooked, misaligned, and gapped teeth and thus aligns the teeth in their ideal position to make the smile look symmetric and aesthetic. It is a modern alternative to traditional braces and uses custom-designed clear trays to fix orthodontic issues. These clear aligners are worn over teeth for a period of 10 12 months - based on the severity of the problem - and shift teeth to their ideal position by applying a calculated force.
Tooth loss is inevitable, but it is necessary to replace missing teeth. If not replaced, tooth loss not only gives birth to orthodontic and periodontal problems but also affects the cosmetic appeal of the teeth. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth to restore the health and beauty of the oral cavity. They are titanium screws that are surgically placed below the gum line into a hole drilled in the underlying bone. These titanium screws act as false tooth roots that are then connected to a dental crown or bridge to replace the visible portion of the missing teeth.
Dental bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth to restore the health and aesthetic appeal of the oral cavity. They consist of artificial teeth connected to dental crowns on both or one side. The artificial teeth fill the gaps left by missing teeth, and the crowns are cemented onto the teeth present on either side of the gap. They provide a great cosmetic solution for patients looking for non-surgical methods of replacing missing teeth.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental prosthetics that are mounted over damaged teeth to restore their natural shape, size, color, and function. They are used to:
- Protect damaged teeth from breaking.
- Fix broken, fractured, and cracked teeth.
- Cover teeth that have lost their structure to decay.
- Restoring the color of stained and discolored teeth.
Historic Hyde Park Dentistry has been transforming smiles for Decades. Dr. Lori, along with her team, uses state-of-the-art technology to dental problems and reconstruct malaligned teeth to provide aesthetic and healthy smiles. For inquiries & appointments, please reach out to us at (813) 253-3041. You can also visit our office at 612 West De Leon Street, in Tampa, FL 33606.