What Dental Problems Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix?

What Dental Problems Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix?

March 4, 2021

A smile completes your look, and it is usually the first thing that people notice about you. Unfortunately, some people do not have the luxury of showing their teeth because of several reasons like chips or cracks. But, that should not be a problem, because, with cosmetic dentistry in Welland, ON, you can improve your smile.

Our cosmetic dental services can improve several dental problems, such as:

1.Teeth Discoloration

Teeth discoloration is inevitable because of factors like age and lifestyle. As we age, the enamel begins to wear out, exposing the dentin (which is yellow or brown). Also, consuming staining foods and drinks like coffee, soy sauce, wine, or tea can stain your teeth. Taking certain medication, accidents, and the presence of crowns or fillers can also cause the teeth to discolor.

When this happens you have a variety of solutions that can improve your teeth’ appearance. However, we recommend getting professional in-office dental clinic teeth whitening. These products contain higher doses of the whitening agent. But, the dentist will take the necessary steps to protect the gums from irritation and sensitivity.

The professional teeth whitening process involves applying the whitening agent on the enamel and leaving it for 15 minutes, then rinsing it out. The process is repeated two to three times depending on the severity of the discoloration.

If you have severe discoloration that cannot be addressed with teeth whitening treatments, the dentist can use veneers.

2.Cracks and Chips

When the teeth cracks and chip, they can trap food particles and increase the risk of bacterial growth. Furthermore, they affect your smile and self-confidence. You can close these chips and cracks with composite bonding.

The dentist will apply a resin material to the teeth and harden them with laser light. The process takes 30 to 45 minutes and it usually does not require local anesthesia. Bonded teeth can chip or discolor after some time. Also, they are not as strong as your natural teeth, and that’s why they are used as a temporary measure.
Veneers can also be used if you have severe cracks and chips.

3.Weak and Worn Down Teeth

Our teeth can wear down because of certain factors like teeth grinding and clenching of teeth. Worn down teeth can break easily. This can, however, be prevented using dental veneers and crowns.

Veneers are tooth-colored thin shells that are fixed on the enamel to strengthen them. The teeth need trimming to accommodate the veneers. These shells need two dental visits to be fixed and they are cemented in place using a special block of cement.

Veneers are durable and can last for 10 years with proper care.

Dental crowns work the same as veneers, but they encase the entire tooth. The teeth also need trimming and reshaping to make room for the crowns.

4.Misaligned Teeth

Misaligned and crowded teeth are a challenge to your dental health. They not only affect your smile but will also make teeth cleaning a problem. This will cause plaques to accumulate in some teeth and increase the risk of decay.

Dental braces are used to correct these problems and reposition your teeth. Braces are fixed on the teeth and they gradually move the teeth.

You can also choose Invisalign, which are invisible braces. These aligners are removable and are customized to fit your dental structure. Invisalign is ideal for adults and teens with moderate dental malocclusion.

5.Unsightly Gaps

When your teeth are removed, they leave unsightly gaps in between your teeth. These gaps also affect your dental structure by causing the surrounding teeth to shift to the available spaces, Furthermore, the gaps can cause the supporting bone to start deteriorating.

Our Welland dentist can recommend either bridges or implants. Bridges are non-invasive dental treatments that ‘bridge’ the gaps using two dental crowns. Bridges are semi-permanent and they can last for 15 years.

Implants are metal posts that are surgically fixed on the jaw to replace the teeth. They can last for more than 25 years, but you will need to have enough bone density to support the teeth.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are looking for teeth contouring, to correct mishappen teeth, cosmetic teeth services are ideal. Visit Rose City Dental Centre for more information about cosmetic dental treatments.

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