Cosmetic dentistry has grown in popularity over the past few years. Many people are always looking to achieve that perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on traditional dental work like gum disease, oral hygiene, fillings and preventive care. It also goes into more dental restorative work.
There are many benefits to having cosmetic dental work done. You can get dental fillings to match the color of your teeth. One of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. Who wouldn’t want to get rid of those unsightly coffee stains or dull teeth due to poor hygiene? It will immediately enhance your appearance and smile.
Additionally, veneers have become very popular of late. They are porcelain laminates that are bonded to the surface of a problem tooth. They can cover chips, cracks or badly discolored teeth. They are also great for hiding gaps in the teeth.
You can also get a technique called inlays/onlays, which is known as indirect filling. This procedure is perfect for tooth decay or damaged teeth. It is a porcelain or composite material made to fill the tooth.
If you have discolored, chipped, broken, or decayed teeth, then maybe you should consider composite bonding. It is an enamel and dentin that is place right on the tooth surface or into a cavity. It will blend right into the tooth. It is sculpted into a natural shape, contoured and hardens with a very intense light.
Our San Antonio Cosmetic Dentistry professionals can correct other medical problems like jaw problems. If you are experiencing clicking and popping when opening and closing the mouth, this can be corrected by cosmetic dentistry. You may feel discomfort from painful headaches and ringing in the ear due to dental related problems. If you are having problems with nightly teeth grinding and clenching, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist today.