5 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Options for Adults

Posted on: May 2, 2018

Advances in cosmetic dentistry make it possible for adults to enjoy beautiful teeth even after years of neglect and poor oral hygiene. Cosmetic dentistry can also help people who suffer from a dental injury or other flaws. Whether you are self-conscious about the look of your teeth and/or gums, our cosmetic dentistry treatments can help. Here is a look at five helpful cosmetic dentistry treatment options available to adults.

1. Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are designed to replicate the look of natural teeth. Veneers really do resemble regular teeth to the point that onlookers will not be able to tell you are using a cosmetic dentistry solution. Veneers are suitable for all sorts of dental issues from stained teeth to cracked teeth, crooked teeth and beyond.

Veneers can even remedy gaps between teeth and damaged portions of enamel. These protective coverings go directly over the front of teeth visible when smiling to make it appear as though the smile is bright, white and beautiful.

2. Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a straightforward and surprisingly quick cosmetic dentistry treatment. The whitening solution cleans away stains and discoloration from the tooth surface, restoring its appearance to provide a glorious smile. If you are even slightly unhappy with your discolored or stained teeth, teeth whitening is the solution for you. You can receive an effective teeth whitening treatment at the dentist's office to ensure that the bleaching agent does not spill on your gums. The effectiveness of an in-office teeth whitening will also be more effective than at-home teeth whitening products people can get from a grocery store.

3. Bridges and Crowns

We can cement bridges and crowns to teeth and dental implants. These fixed prosthetic devices cover the damaged section of the tooth or dental implant. Bridges and crowns also bolster the strength of teeth to improve their look, alignment and shape. These dental restorations can even stop teeth from shifting so they do not create a bad bite that is out of alignment.

4. Dental Implants

Dental implants replace missing teeth or teeth that require extraction. The dentist places a diminutive titanium screw in the jaw in the position of the missing tooth. The dental implant serves as a support structure for the crown. Dental implants look so realistic that people will find it difficult to tell which is the implant and which is the natural tooth. As long as you clean your teeth as directed by your dentist, food particles will not damage your dental implants.

5. Gum Contouring

Uneven gums will cover a large part of the teeth, making them look smaller than they are. Gum contouring corrects uneven gum lines and gummy smiles. This treatment can reshape the gum line to form a more aesthetically pleasing smile. In most cases, gum contouring is performed as a component of additional periodontal procedures like crown lengthening, regenerative procedures and pocket reduction.

Discuss this cosmetic dentistry treatment option with Legacy Dental Care to determine if it is appropriate for your dental challenges and whether it should be incorporated as a part of another periodontal procedure.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Legacy Dental Care, request an appointment in our Huntington Beach dental office here: https://legacydentalcarehb.com. Or call us at (714) 893-8517.

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