PREMIER COSMETIC DENTIST IN MOBILE, AL
There are a number of dental services that can be performed by cosmetic dentists, some of which possibly being more elective than others. Still, it’s important to know what cosmetic dentistry is, why you may need it and when to visit your dentist.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Essentially, cosmetic dentists deals with any sort of oral care that helps to fix any unwanted or even potentially dangerous issues with the teeth, which may prevent you from possessing the smile that you have always wanted.
This type of dentistry can be broken down into two different fields—prosthodontics and orthodontics.
When you visit a dentist for such services, you will generally be seeing them to address teeth whitening, misshapen, missing or worn/broken teeth in your smile.
These issues can generally be fixed in a timely manner with placement of crowns, veneers, bridges or implants.
Orthodontics, on the other hand, is focused on correcting alignment and crowding issues that prevent that perfect smile. Over time, braces can be used to straighten teeth, close spaces, and correct bite patterns.
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Is This Type of Dentistry Necessary?
There are many cosmetic procedures that can help to preserve:
- Integrity of your teeth
- Bone levels around your teeth
- Proper bite and occlusion
- Gum health
- And more.
These procedures often need to be taken care of by dentists as soon as possible. If they aren’t, they may lead to tooth decay, tooth migration and even problems with the integrity of your jawbone. Once these issues occur, reversing them can be difficult—if at all possible
When Should I See a Dentist About Aesthetic Dentistry?
Any of the situations that were mentioned above should warrant a call to your cosmetic dentist about what options are available to address your personal concerns. While some of these issues may be less drastic and time sensitive than others, it’s still a good idea to look at treatment solutions, and to have your health care professional take a look to see if the problem may get progressively worse.
What Are Some Examples of This Type of Dentistry?
COMPOSITE OR PORCELAIN VENEERS
When you have a chipped, severely stained or slightly rotated front tooth a veneer can be placed to realign the tooth into your smile. When appropriate, veneers also can be placed on multiple teeth to close spaces that may exist. Veneers cover the front surface and tip of the teeth and are generally made from a strong porcelain. Porcelain veneers are custom made for each patient in a lab setting.
While dental crowns still fall under the title of “cosmetic” dentistry, they are generally used when a significant portion of the tooth is missing due to fracture or decay and a full coverage restoration is needed to ensure its longevity. The process involves a installing a crown or “cap” on top of the injured tooth that not only resembles the tooth that it is covering, but also functions close to the same way.