Did you know that smiling actually makes you feel happy? According to hundreds of scientific studies, smiling lowers stress and improves your mood. It may even prolong your life.
At Milidge Place Dental Clinic, we offer cosmetic dental services that can help you improve your smile. Read on to learn what dental cosmetics can boost your confidence.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is any dental work that focuses primarily on appearance, but most of the time, it improves your dental health as well.
Filling a cavity is a medical treatment, not a cosmetic solution. However, a cosmetic dentist can also replace your metal fillings with composite fillings. This is solely to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Metal fillings appear as very noticeable dark spots on your teeth. But composite fillings are nearly undetectable. They match the exact colour/shade of your teeth.
A dental implant is a false tooth that's implanted into your jaw to replace a missing tooth. It's made of the same material as composite fillings.
Dental implants look and function exactly like real teeth. Plus, once they fuse permanently to your jawbone, they should last a lifetime.
Dental bridges are a less-permanent tooth replacement procedure. These false teeth are attached to your other teeth, not to your jaw. Although they don't last as long as implants, bridges are more affordable.
A dental crown is made of composite material and covers an entire tooth. These are often employed for cosmetic reasons, such as improving the appearance of a single discoloured tooth. Crowns are also used to replace the missing sections of chipped or damaged teeth.
Veneers are like crowns, except that they're only bonded to the front of the teeth. They, too, are used to fix chipped teeth. You can also get veneers to make your teeth look whiter.
Teeth whitening lightens the colour of the patient's teeth. This is done by changing the intrinsic colour (bleaching) and/or by removing extrinsic stains (cleaning).
Invisalign and Orthodontics
Orthodontists use braces, Invisalign, and other procedures to straighten patients' teeth. This may be done for medical reasons, like preventing/treating jaw pain. But most patients get their teeth straightened to improve the look of their smile.
Smile Again With Cosmetic Dentistry
If you need any of these cosmetic dentistry services, contact Milidge Place Dental Clinic. We offer cosmetic dentistry services and general dentistry services. Schedule your consultation today to see what we can do for you.