Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that refers to any dental procedure that improves the aesthetics of the smile. This could be something as simple as teeth whitening or as complex as a full mouth reconstruction. While many people assume that cosmetic dentistry is only for aesthetics, many procedures can actually improve the health and function of the smile as well.
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Treatment typically involves bleaching the teeth with a peroxide gel to remove stains. The gel is applied to the teeth, and a special light is used to activate the gel.
The entire treatment typically takes about an hour. However, the process may need to be repeated. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the stains.
Dental veneers are made of thin, durable porcelain material. They’re designed to cover the front side of your teeth to improve your appearance. When they’re in place, you will smile with confidence.
Dental veneers are custom-fitted to your teeth. Your dentist will take measurements and impressions of your teeth and use computer software to design them.
Dental bonding is a procedure that uses composite resin to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, or discolored. Dental bonding can also be used to close small gaps between teeth. The resin will blend in with your natural teeth.
The dentist will clean and prepare your teeth for the composite resin. The resin is then applied and molded into the desired shape. The resin is hardened with a high-intensity light.
Dental crowns are custom-made caps that fit over teeth. The crown fits over the remaining part of the tooth above the gum line. Dental crowns can restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn down, or misshapen. They can also be used to hold dental bridges or dentures in place.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic appliance used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is cemented to healthy teeth on either side of the gap. This restoration can be removable or permanently cemented into place.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture. They are typically made of titanium, which is biocompatible.
Dental implants are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure because they help you regain your smile. Once the procedure is complete, you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Gum contouring corrects a gummy smile, giving your gums a more attractive shape. Some patients also have too much gum, which can make their teeth appear small. Through this procedure, the dentist removes excess gum tissue to give your smile a more balanced appearance.
We, the team of efficient dentists at Courtyard Dental, are excited to take care of your oral health. Visit us at 2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd Ste 148, San Ramon, CA 94583. Call us at (925) 855-1604 for an appointment.