Veneers can fix teeth that are warn, chipped, discolored, un-matched, crooked, misshapen, or unevenly spaced. A veneer is a thin porcelain laminate that is bonded to the front of the tooth making for a beautiful aesthetic. One of the greatest features of veneers is the amount of tooth that needs to be removed is minimal.
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Teeth Whitening or bleaching is a non-invasive way to get rid of tooth stain caused by, coffee, tea, smoking, and aging. The most popular method for bleaching is called at home whitening. A custom tray that fits your teeth exactly will be constructed and a whitening gel is placed in the tray and worn at home. In as little as a week big changes can be seen. Bleaching can cause sensitivity, if this happens wear the trays for a shorter duration and use sensitivity toothpaste. Whitening is a great way to achieve a brilliant white smile. However, not all stains can be corrected using bleaching, in these cases porcelain veneers or crowns may be needed.
Fillings are needed when the decay on a tooth has progressed to the point where natural remineralization cannot occur. The infected tooth structure is removed and replaced with either a composite or amalgam filling.
Composite (tooth colored) fillings are the most popular type of filling today mostly due to the excellent esthetic of this type of filling. Composite filling will match your tooth color. Composite fillings can also be used for chipped, cracked teeth and even closing a gap between teeth.
Bonding is used for teeth that have a gap or are chipped, cracked, or discolored. Bonding uses the same tooth-colored composite resin as fillings. It is bonded to the outer enamel of the tooth and molded into place creating the desired esthetic. In most cases, bonding is not used for long-term esthetics. Porcelain veneers while more expensive last much longer and have a more favorable aesthetic.
A bridge is a great way to permanently replace missing teeth. It is done by placing crowns over anchoring teeth on either side of the open space. These anchoring crowns have artificial teeth attached between them to fill the empty space. This is done by shaping the anchor teeth then taking an impression (mold) to send to the lab for fabrication. A temporary bridge is then placed until the permanent bridge is received from the lab. This can also be done the same day a tooth is extracted, except the temporary bridge will have to be worn for longer to allow for proper healing of the extraction site.
A crown is a lab made “cap” that looks and feels just like a normal tooth that slides down onto a tooth when the structural integrity of that tooth has been compromised. This can be caused by a crack, fractured cusp, large existing filling, extensive decay, or root canal treatment. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic enhancement. A crown will restore all of the tooth’s form and function. The crown can be made from metal, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. Your dentist will go over the advantages and disadvantages of each type with you.
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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
As the name suggests, cosmetic dentistry is primarily concerned with the aesthetic appeal of your smile, and treating dental issues that affect your appearance, but do not necessarily affect your oral health.
For example, cosmetic dentistry may be used to whiten teeth that have become stained or yellowed, to fill in gaps between teeth, to reshape misshapen or small teeth, and to provide you with a more straight, even smile. Common treatments used for these problems include teeth whitening, dental bonding, enameloplasty (shaping & contouring), veneers, and more.
However, cosmetic dentistry cannot treat serious dental health issues like decayed teeth, or teeth that have been broken by oral trauma. It’s also not intended as an alternative to orthodontics, and cannot be used to straighten your teeth. If you have major dental health issues, they will need to be resolved before you can get cosmetic care from Dr. Josh Haycock.
The Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry
The biggest benefit of cosmetic dentistry is that it restores your self-confidence and allows you to feel proud of your smile once again. If your smile is stained or has other cosmetic issues like big gaps or misshapen teeth, you may feel embarrassed when smiling, laughing, or even speaking among other people.
But with cosmetic dentistry, you can feel proud of your appearance again, and smile brightly. Cosmetic dentistry also helps you look younger, because premature tooth wear and staining can prematurely age your appearance.
Cosmetic dentistry also makes your teeth easier to clean, since even, consistently-sized teeth are easier to brush and floss. In some cases, cosmetic treatments like veneers can even strengthen your teeth.
For all of these reasons and quite a few more, cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Josh Haycock may be right for you if you’re self-conscious about your smile in Dacula. You can contact us now for a cosmetic consultation, and learn more about your options for cosmetic dentistry.
Why You Should Trust Auburn Hills Family Dentistry For Cosmetic Care
Dr. Josh Haycock has been practicing dentistry for more than 5 years, and earned his DMD at the prestigious Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California. He regularly participates in continuous learning classes to learn more about cosmetic and general dentistry, ensuring that the team at Auburn Hills Family Dentistry adopts the latest technology and best practices for dental care.
Dr. Haycock is also a member of both the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association, and has been recognized with the Ameritas VIP Award for Outstanding Service. As a dedicated dental professional, you can expect only the best results from Dr. Haycock.
Finally, Dr. Haycock will always work with you to find the cosmetic treatment that works for your needs, and your budget. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic dental services in Dacula, and Dr. Haycock will always guide you toward the best option for your particular needs.
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