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Everything You Need to Know About Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

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There is a lot of information out there about cosmetic dentistry. Since some of the information can be confusing, here is a breakdown of some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Bleaching

Bleaching or whitening your teeth is a common cosmetic procedure used to remove stains. Dental bleaching should only be done by a professional, unless you purchase an at-home kit. At-home kits have a lower dosage of chemicals, so you are less at risk of harming yourself while whitening your teeth.

Your dentist will use a customized mouthpiece that is filled with whitening solution. You may need one or more 45 minute to one-hour visits to get the shade that you desire.

Bonding

Dental bonding or contouring is the process through which your dentist will fill in gaps or change the color of teeth using a special tooth-colored material. It can close the spaces between teeth or cover a tooth to change the color and shape. You can get bonding done in one visit and it can restore chips and cavities. Overtime bonding can stain or chip.

Crowns

Dental crowns, also known as caps, are used to cover teeth. Crowns help restore the natural shape and appearance of teeth. Crowns can be expected to last a long time, making them a more permanent cosmetic dental solution.

Veneers

Dental veneers are placed over the front of teeth to change the color and shape. They are made out of porcelain or plastic and can be used on chipped, discolored, crooked, or unevenly shaped teeth.

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