Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that is primarily concerned with the aesthetic aspect of the teeth. Though there are some cosmetic dental procedures that improve the functionality of the teeth to a certain extent, they have the main goal of making your smile look more attractive.
There is a high demand for cosmetic dentistry, which feeds a profitable industry. This is because the teeth have a subtle but noticeable impact on one’s physical appearance. They show when a person smiles, laughs and speaks. That said, it is important to keep the teeth strong and healthy. Having straight and pearly white teeth can make anyone look groomed and polished.
The most obvious benefit of cosmetic dentistry is that it can reverse any aesthetic issues that affect the teeth. Teeth whitening, for instance, can remove dental stains. It can reverse any kind of discoloration sustained by the tooth enamel. Cosmetic dentistry can also solve the problem of misaligned teeth. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, metal braces, tooth extraction and/or oral surgery may be required. This can give the patient straight and even teeth.
Another popular cosmetic solution is porcelain veneer bonding. In this procedure, the Kennewick dentist files away a small portion of the tooth enamel. Then he bonds the porcelain veneers over them with a special kind of glue.
Porcelain veneers mask any imperfections. They cover up stained, crooked and misshapen teeth. This gives patients an instant smile makeover. Porcelain veneers can also compliment and enhances one’s features. They can make patients look younger, and give their faces a fuller appearance. Since porcelain is hard material, veneers can last for 10 to 15 years. This makes them a good investment.
If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, contact Kennewick dentist Dr. Walter Hadley at Marineland Dental Care by dialing 509-591-0515.