Cosmetic dentistry consists of dental procedures that result in the improvement of the appearance of a smile. Common issues that are addressed include teeth that are chipped, gapped, missing, or stained. A cosmetic or general dentist, such as your dentist at Absolute Dental, will be able to assess the condition of your teeth, consider what your goals are, and make the best recommendation for you. There are a variety of procedures available that serve a variety of purposes. The following are a few common procedures in Gilbert.
Teeth whitening is one of the most well-known and popular treatments, as many patients want a whiter smile. It can remove discoloration in teeth to dramatically change their appearance in just one short visit. There are a variety of over-the-counter whitening products available that are easy to use, but a professional treatment from a dentist will result in the fastest and most dramatic results.
These are thin, custom-made shells that are fixed to the front of the teeth to change their appearance. They are usually applied only to teeth that are visible (not those in the back) and can be used to treat small imperfections such as chips, cracks, or stains. Veneers can also be used to address alignment issues.
Crowns have a variety of uses. They are most often used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth, but, like veneers, they can also be used to cover up and treat chips, cracks, and discoloration in teeth. They completely cover a tooth when placed.
Missing teeth can be not just unattractive, but uncomfortable. There are several options for replacing them. The most common methods are with bridges and dentures. The most stable option, however, is with dental implants, which are small titanium posts that are inserted directly into the jawbone rather than simply being fixed on top of the gums. Your dentist in Gilbert will assess your needs and be able to recommend the best option for your situation.
Before any cosmetic work is started, a consultation at Absolute Dental will be needed. During this appointment, you can discuss your goals with your dentist and learn about your treatment options.