Five Common Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental care is pivotal

When it comes to improving your smile while helping improve the quality of your dental health, you may find that cosmetic dentistry is an integral part of your oral hygiene journey. If you’ve lost or chipped teeth, spent too long without the supervision of a quality dentist, or just had lackluster dental genetics, you may find that one of the five types of cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a stunning new smile.

Composite Bonding

For repairing minor issues including chips and decay, composite bonding is one of the most effective steps your dentist can take. They start by removing the decayed and damaged areas and then applying a bonding agent. Once added, the dentist will then add a composite material that is shaped to match the surface of the tooth carefully.

Implants

Along with being indistinguishable from their neighboring teeth, dental implants allow for secure and permanent installation of teeth to replace those that are missing. Not only can this help in the case of singular missing teeth, but it can be an excellent option for those that need small scale dentures. The dentist installs implants by adding a small screw into the jawbone that, once healed, involves attaching a crown.

Teeth Whitening

Perhaps one of the most common and simple cosmetic procedures, teeth whitening is a great way to help you gain confidence in your smile. After a comprehensive cleaning, your dentist will apply a solution that will lighten or bleach the teeth to your natural shade or lighter. While there are over the counter treatments available, none will be as effective or safe as those your dentist can provide.

Inlays and Onlays

When you have mild to moderate tooth decay, you may be able to use just an inlay or onlay. Both styles are molded in a lab to the exact shape of your teeth and placed on top of the surface.

Veneers

For those needing more intensive help, dental veneers are a great option as they are custom made for each person and allow for a highly personalized fit. Made from medical grade ceramic, veneers are a perfect option for fixing crooked teeth, minor gaps, and even cracked enamel.

Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care

Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.

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