Jupiter Dentist Explains Various Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Improving your Smile and Overall Oral Health with Cosmetic Dentistry
Here are answers to some of the most common questions about cosmetic dental procedures and technologies.
What is the purpose of cosmetic dentistry?
Improving your appearance is the primary purpose of cosmetic dentistry – to create a better look for your teeth and mouth as well as your overall smile.
What is the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is an elective treatment or dental service that is desired by the patient for personal reasons including improving self-confidence in your appearance.
In contrast, traditional (general) dentistry is concerned primarily with diagnosing oral disease as well as helping to prevent it. This includes restorative dentistry and family dentistry which work to improve the patient’s overall oral hygiene.
Premier Dentistry of Jupiter, Florida offers a full range of both cosmetic and family dentistry services as well as periodontal and orthodintic services.
Can cosmetic dentistry also provide restorative dentistry benefits?
Yes, cosmetic dentistry may provide various restorative dentistry benefits. For example, fixing decayed teeth with dental fillings is often part of cosmetic dentistry.
Porcelain or composite materials matching your teeth color provides cosmetic benefits that are much improved from the previous use of materials such as gold or amalgam which have a tendency to create dark spots that are visible on the teeth.
Should I replace my older fillings with new teeth-colored fillings?
Replacing old fillings is a popular option for improving the natural look of your teeth and smile as well as your overall oral appearance. We are the trusted and reliable Jupiter, Florida dentists that offer the most valued expertise for replacement of fillings and other restorative dentistry treatments.
What are the latest cosmetic dentistry trends and technologies?
New technologies have provided great improvements in helping dental patients achieve natural looking teeth, using state of the art teeth-colored dental materials that are also more durable.
Cosmetic dental treatment has also been trending toward the use of more conservative options that maintain the health and preserve the natural structure of your existing teeth when solving various dental problems.
New technologies in cosmetic dentistry are providing better results, less of a need to refer patients to specialists, and a shorter recovery time.
What is the difference between dental fillings and inlays or onlays?
Dental fillings are molded in place by the dentist in the office during treatment of the patient, while onlays and inlays (also called indirect fillings) are created in a dental laboratory using composite materials or porcelain, and then fitted into the dental patient’s mouth and bonded with adhesive.
Inlays and onlays provide a very long lasting cosmetic dentistry solution and work well for repairing structural damage to teeth due to tooth decay or other reasons.
What is composite bonding?
The dental procedure known as composite bonding provides a way to repair tooth decay and discoloration as well as broken and chipped teeth.
A dental composite material with the appearance of enamel and dentin is placed on the tooth’s surface or in the cavity where it is contoured and sculpted, and hardened using a high-intensity light.
Tooth restorations that utilize composite bonding are often an ideal solution for people with gaps, stains, teeth discoloration and misshapen teeth. Tooth restorations may offer a less expensive and minimally invasive method for a smile makeover. Give us a call to discuss options and costs as we are the premier Stuart, Florida dentist in offering a full range of tooth restoration options.
How does teeth whitening work?
Whitening your teeth is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can vastly improve your appearance by creating a healthy and bright smile.
Stains on teeth come from many sources, including wine, tea, coffee and other beverages as well as food. Smoking may also stain the teeth. Bleaching the teeth removes these stains and restores an impressive smile.
Other Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
There are a variety of options available when it comes to cosmetic dental treatments and procedures including dental veneers (porcelain or composite laminates bonded to the tooth surface), dental implants (artificial tooth replacements), smile makeovers and full mouth reconstruction.
At Premier Dentistry of Jupiter, Florida we consult with the patient about the various options and what is most suitable to meet their desires and expectations. Cosmetic dentistry has great potential to improve your smile and overall oral health.
Please give us a call at Premier Dentistry of Jupiter to speak with us about your dental needs as well as costs of cosmetic dental procedures. You may also schedule a complimentary no obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help you gain the smile of your dreams!