Smiling is said to have a lot of positive impact on the person’s well-being. A great smile makes a person appears attractive. No wonder, people want to improve their smiles. The first thing that one will do when it comes to enhancing a smile is to fix possible teeth issues. The teeth, however, plays a significant role in the person’s physical appearance. One cannot attain a beautiful smile while having damaged teeth. For example, a crooked, chipped, or discolored tooth may be unattractive to look at, causing people to choose not to smile anymore.
The good news is, one will no longer have to carry the burden of having teeth irregularities that deteriorates confidence and self-esteem! At Windy Hill Dental Associates, improving a smile is always easy. Through our Cosmetic Dentistry services, we give patients a chance to fix different teeth issues, which is the first step in achieving a beautiful smile. Included in our cosmetic dentistry services are dental fillings, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, and teeth whitening; all are necessary to beautify the teeth and smile.
Dental Fillings. Dental fillings, aside from filling the tooth affected by tooth decay, they are also used to repair cracked or broken tooth. Today, there are different types of dental fillings made available for the patients. However, people still opt for natural tooth-colored fillings because of its invisibility. Natural tooth-colored fillings are made up of a composite of plastic resins and silica fillers. Unlike amalgam fillers that are more visible, tooth-colored fillings are a great option when aesthetics are considered. Besides, it is durable, fracture-resistant, and can withstand chewing pressure. During the dental fillings procedure, the dentist will first apply a local anesthetic to numb the patient’s area of the tooth that needs fillings. Next, the decaying material will be removed from the tooth using a special dental instrument. Once the decay has been removed, the dentist will clean the space for the filling. After the process, the dentist will furnish it with a polishing.
Porcelain Veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells cemented on the surface of the tooth. Porcelain veneers are worth the try because of its ability to correct even extreme dental issues such as worn out tooth enamel, cracked and chipped tooth, gapped and discolored tooth. Among the many types of veneers, veneers that are made in porcelain are the most durable and beneficial. A porcelain veneer cannot be easily stained because it has a smooth texture that prevents the stains from clinging to it. There are steps that the dentist performs during the porcelain veneer procedure. First, a local anesthetic will be injected into the patients to keep them comfortable all throughout the process. The natural tooth is then reshaped to provide the best fit for the veneers. Next, the dentist will get an impression of the patient’s teeth to be sent after to the dental laboratory where the veneers are fabricated.
Crowns and Bridges. A dental crown is a cap that serves as a covering for the tooth. It is ideal for someone who wants to cover discolored or worn out teeth, protect the tooth from further cracking, and those who have root canal treatment. Dental bridges, on the other hand, spans the gap left by a missing or extracted tooth. It requires two visits to install a dental bridge. It is during the first visit that the dentist will create a mold of the affected teeth. The next visit will be the fitting of the permanent bridge. For the dental crown, the process may involve:
- Numbing the tooth with local anesthetics
- Re-sculpting the tooth for a well-fitted crown
- Getting an impression of the teeth
- Removing the temporary crown
- Cementing the crown into place
Teeth Whitening. Teeth whitening comes in different options. Commonly, the dentist offers an in-office or take-home treatment. In an in-office teeth whitening procedure, the dentist will apply a specific whitening gel to the patients’ teeth. Safety measures are properly observed. To avoid gum irritations, the dentist covers and protects the gumline. For in-home whitening, the mouthpiece that the dentist provides must be filled with a whitening gel. Wearing it for several hours will make the teeth absorb the whitening product. Usually, it takes a week or two to achieve whiter teeth. The dentist advised that mouthpiece must be worn for a month or longer to see maximum results.
A dental makeover provided above can bring positive changes to a person’s smile. But then, after opting for any cosmetic dentistry treatment, one must still see the dentist regularly for adjustments and additional care.
Let us help you improve the appearance and form of your teeth! Book your appointment with us at Windy Hill Dental Associates for your Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Marietta, GA. We are located at 2501 Windy Hill Road SE, Suite 330, Marietta, GA 30067.