Dentistry is not just about the filling of the missing teeth or gaps. Many people have embraced cosmetic dentistry as a way of enhancing their appearance. They do this in the same way that they do to other parts of their bodies to improve their appearance. The cosmetic dentistry is performed to repair, reshape, and lighten the teeth. Kirkland Dentistry offers a wide range of dental treatments. There are different aspects of cosmetic treatment which include tooth whitening, implants, tooth-colored fillings, bridges, crowns, and veneers.
Dental bonding refers to the procedure whereby the tooth-colored resin is applied to a tooth so as to harden it by using a special light. The purpose of dental bonding is to improve the smile of the person. This procedure is one of the less costly cosmetic dental procedures. The bonding is used to repair close gaps, alter the shape of the teeth or the cracked teeth or is used as an aesthetic alternative to the silver amalgam filling.
The veneers are custom-made, wafer-thin shells that are used to cover the front surface of the teeth. The veneers can be made from resin composite or porcelain. The veneers offer a more conservative approach to changing the shape and color of the teeth as compared to the crowns. It is, however, important to note that the process cannot be reversed. Individuals who decide to have veneers must have made the decision to have the veneers permanently.
The crowns refer to the tooth-shaped cap that is placed over the damaged or weak teeth to improve the strength, appearance, size, or, shape of teeth. Most of the crowns that are placed on the human teeth usually last between five and fifteen years. The crowns are made from different materials. Some of these materials include ceramic, resin, metal, or porcelain fused to metal.
Before the crown is seated the existed tooth is usually filled down before the crown is cemented over it which makes it encase the tooth fully. Three-quarter crowns usually cover the underlying tooth to a given extent.
The enamel shaping is also called contouring. It refers to the process of shaping the natural teeth to improve their appearance. This procedure is usually quick and is not painful. It is used to correct the small perfection like the overcrowded teeth or uneven teeth. The results are usually instant. Contouring or enamel shaping is usually combined with bonding, veneers, or teeth whitening.