Cosmetic Dentistry and You – The 5 Types of Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry and You – The 5 Types of Procedures


If you have told yourself that you are unhappy with your smile, you are not alone. There are many people who are. Cosmetic dentistry is one option that can provide you with a beautiful smile that you can not only show off, but be proud of too. Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on improving the look of your mouth, teeth, and smile. Many patients turn to this option and once the procedure is done, they cannot stop smiling. Sometimes, cosmetic procedures are used with restorative procedures. Below, we will discuss some of the most common cosmetic procedures in our Reno, NV office. As always, do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.


 

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Dental Implants
Dental implants are used when you are missing one or more teeth. In this procedure, an artificial tooth root is implanted into the jawbone to provide a sound foundation. Once the jawbone is healed, a crown is placed on the root and you will enjoy a natural looking smile. Patients will need to continue proper oral health care as you can still develop gum disease with dental implants.


Composite Bonding
This type of procedure is used when patients have some type of flaw in the tooth such as it is decayed, stained, or damaged. The bonding is made from a composite type of material and is applied right to the tooth. A special light is used to activate the composite material and is then shaped to your tooth. This is one of the most economical ways to correct a smile.


Inlays and Onlays
These are known as indirect fillings and are used when the tooth’s structure cannot support a traditional filling. Onlays are used to cover the entire surface of the tooth but an inlay only covers the biting surface of the tooth. Both of these options are made from a composite resin and are a great option to help save the tooth.


Teeth Whitening
You have likely heard of tooth whitening services as they are popular. This option is used to create a bright white smile and lift any stains or discoloration you may have on your teeth. One of the nice things about this option is that you can have it done in our Reno, NV office or in the comfort of your own home. In most cases, you will see results immediately.


Veneers
These are used to cover flaws with the tooth such as damage. The veneer is made from a ceramic material and looks as close to natural as possible. It is applied to the tooth with a dental adhesive.


Call Access Dental Care Today
If you would like to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options, call Access Dental Care in Reno, NV today! Your Takeaway – If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look, a cosmetic dental procedure may be right for you. Call our office now to learn more and to create a dental treatment plan.