Cosmetic dentistry has become a sought-after dental procedure not just for Hollywood celebrities but also for people who would like to improve their dental health or give themselves a smile makeover. If you go to your Kennewick dentist, you’ll find a wide variety of tools and dental accessories that could make cosmetic procedures as quick as an ordinary dental appointment.
However, before you decide on getting any type of cosmetic dental treatment, it would help to have an idea of the different procedures available for patients today. This can help you better understand what treatment is best for your goals.
Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Teeth Whitening – you can choose to undergo regular whitening using the ZOOM! whitening system, or go for a deep bleaching with KöR Whitening. ZOOM can give instant results just right after the first application while KöR Whitening requires several visits to your Kennewick dentist but the whitening effects are much stronger.
Veneers – Veneers are made of porcelain or plastic and are used to cover the front of teeth to instantly change their color, size, or shape. Veneers will also solve problems like teeth gaps, crooked teeth, and chipped/broken teeth.
Bonding – Bonding addresses the same dental problems as veneers. The main difference is that bonding is a reversible process and veneers are not. Bonding materials such as tooth-colored resins are used to fill in gaps between teeth or repair chipped/broken teeth.
Crowns – Crowns are also called caps and are used to cover misshapen and discolored teeth. They can instantly improve the appearance of your teeth especially if you’ve undergone a root canal or if you have chipped teeth. They can be made of metal, porcelain, and tooth-colored resin materials.
Braces – Braces are not just for improving the appearance of your teeth. They are also used to correct a person’s bite and jaw disorders. The tightening pressure of the metal braces slowly forces teeth to align until they have straightened. Treatment takes about one to three years before your dentist can get you off the braces.
For more information about these cosmetic dentistry procedures and other dental services, call Marineland Dental Care at 509-591-0515. We can reserve a consultation day for you with our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Walter Hadley, DDS.