Cosmetic Dentistry Options

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Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Everyone wants to have beautiful teeth. However, cosmetic dentistry can be both invasive and costly. An affordable option is to choose teeth veneers. Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are laid over teeth to cover chips, gaps, and other surface inconsistencies. Your cosmetic dentist will make an impression of your teeth to be sure the fit is natural. Veneers are not permanent. However, with proper maintenance and care, you can expect them to last up to twenty years. Not bad for a relatively minor dental procedure!

If you want a permanent more solution to uneven teeth surfaces, you may opt for a bonding procedure. With bonding an entirely new shape of your tooth (or teeth) can be created with a composite resin that the cosmetic dentist then restructures. This option is ideal for those who have several broken or chipped teeth.

If you're just looking to brighten your smile, cosmetic dentistry is the way to go. With whitening gels or laser whitening systems, a cosmetic dentist can remove years of staining in a matter of hours. Note that some procedures take longer -- a series of treatments over a few weeks. See your cosmetic dentist to discuss what options are right for you.



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