Cosmetic dentistry is a practice aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth. CR Dental Group, North Dallas cosmetic dentists, practice all the procedures explained here.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is different from restorative or corrective dentistry because it is aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile.
As shown by a recent Harris Poll of 15,000 adults 25% said they didn’t smile because they were embarrassed by the appearance of their teeth. Most of them would like to improve their appearance if they could.
It is common for us to be uncomfortable at best at the thought of going to the dentist. Some experience more intense fear known as dental anxiety and dental phobia.
Dentists, including CR Dental Group in Dallas Texas, are increasingly employing measures known as sedation dentistry (“twilight sedation”) to deal with that anxiety. The purpose is to relax the patient while he remains conscious.
With conscious sedation, your cosmetic dental procedure will be pain-free and most likely you won’t remember it. All conscious sedation techniques supplement local anesthesia.
Please do not put off cosmetic dental care because of dental anxiety. It is painless and you will be pleased with the results.
Veneers are thin layers of material that are bonded to the front side of a tooth. The material is either a composite resin or porcelain.
Composite resin is commonly used for fillings but is also used for cosmetic purposes. It is reversible and removable. It has a limited life, 10 to 15 years, before needing to be replaced.
Porcelain veneer is more versatile and effective. It is a ceramic that has more hardness, durability, whiteness, and translucency. Compared to composite porcelain it is permanent and cannot be removed. Their translucency gives them a more natural look. Their color can be matched to the color of your other teeth.
Your teeth can be effectively whitened with a laser treatment (“zoom whitening”). The laser works by directing a blue light energy that penetrates the tooth enamel to remove stains.
Many of us have unsightly gaps or spaces between our teeth. This can be corrected with tooth-colored composite resin applied and sculpted to fill the gaps.
While they are effective for minor gaps, and they are less durable, dental bonding with composite resin is sometimes preferred over porcelain veneers.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that are installed into your jawbone to replace missing teeth. Unlike dentures or bridges, they are permanent and fixed.
If you have a slight or moderate condition of misaligned teeth (malocclusion) clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. At CR Dental Group we employ Invisalign which is the most popular clear aligner.
Invisalign are virtually invisible clear plastic aligning implements that are specially molded and fitted to correct your particular malocclusion. They are removable when eating and brushing your teeth.
Our North Dallas cosmetic dentists have more than 30 years of experience with state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry
At CR Dental Group in Dallas Texas, we are eager and ready to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. Come see us.