A smile makeover can be an excellent fix for people who have discolored or damaged teeth in their mouth. The dentist performs various treatments for the patients to restore the smile, a few are listed below.
Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry treatments. It’s safe, effective, and a great way to remove stains from your teeth and boost your smile confidence. There are multiple types of teeth whitening treatments available, and your dentist can work with you to determine the best method for you.
The dentist may recommend dental bonding for patients who have small chips, cracks, or gaps in their smile. Many patients choose bonding because the procedure can be completed in just one office visit. The dentist can shade the composite resin to match the color of a patient’s natural teeth. The resin will be molded to the tooth and cured before polished.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments. Veneers are thin, durable shells of dental-grade ceramic that cover the front surface of teeth. Veneers can correct the appearance of crooked, gapped, or misshapen teeth. They can also brighten your smile and add length to short teeth.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps used to restore fractured or broken teeth and protect weak, worn teeth. They are made of porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to metal. Dental crowns can be used in a smile makeover to cover a tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy. Stainless steel crowns are often used for children under the age of 12.
Dental crowns provide a strong and durable restoration, and can last for 15 to 20 years.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the jawbone and used to support a dental prosthesis.
A dental implant has three parts:
1. A screw, which serves as the root, is surgically placed into the jawbone.
2. An abutment is attached to the implant.
3. A dental restoration is attached to the abutment.
Dental implants are an excellent treatment option because they:
- Provide natural-looking results. Dental implants are permanent, so they will never need to be replaced or removed.
- Preserve bone. Implants are fused to the jawbone, so they won’t slip out of place or fall out. This preserves the bone in the jaw.
To learn more about dental treatments, contact our experts at Silver Firs Family & Implant Dentistry. Call us at (425) 225-5757 or visit us at 13209 44th Ave SE #201, Mill Creek, WA 98012 to schedule your appointment.