Cosmetic Dentistry Provides You with a Range Of Options to Improve the Appearance of Your Smile
There are cosmetic dentistry treatments that not only improve the appearance of your smile, but can also improve the function of your smile. Some of these treatments include:
- Dental implants
- Crowns and bridges
With one or more of these treatments you can rejuvenate the appearance of your smile and restore functionality to your bite.
Veneers are a great way to whiten your teeth and re-enforce the tooth structure. Porcelain veneer treatment offered at our Ramsgate dental practice can help you create a shapely, straight and beautiful smile.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom-made to fit to the front surface of your teeth. Because veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, sometimes minimal tooth reshaping is required during the preparation process.
Dental veneers offer a range of aesthetic and functional benefits, some of which are:
- Veneers can repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Erase discolouration and restore symmetry to your smile
- Porcelain mimics the translucent quality of natural tooth enamel, creating a seamlessly beautiful finish
- Veneers can be used to create a straight looking smile
- Correct teeth that are too short to too long
- Porcelain veneers can protect the surface of a damaged tooth
A beneficial feature of porcelain veneers is that, with proper care, they can last up to 15 years.
Porcelain veneers are a great way to restore your smile today at Just Smile in Ramsgate.
2. Dental Implants
There is no better restorative treatment for a missing tooth than dental implants.
This restorative and cosmetic treatment not only rejuvenates your smile it also comprehensively restores bite function and jaw health.
A dental implant is made from a titanium alloy and is surgically inserted into your jaw. The titanium alloy is biocompatible so there is virtually no chance of your body rejecting it.
This treatment can take anywhere from 3-6 months although it does vary from patient to patient. Treatment time may vary depending on your oral health and where the dental implant is being placed.
Once your jaw has healed around the implant, the prosthetic tooth will be attached to the implant completing the treatment. This cosmetic and restorative treatment helps your jawbone, your bite function and blends in seamlessly with your other teeth.
For the best and most effective tooth replacement treatment, talk to a Just Smile dentist about dental implants.
3. Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are used to restore damaged or missing teeth.
Crowns are used to protect and strengthen a tooth that is heavily damaged, has had root canal treatment or as part of a dental implant treatment. Because crowns are made from highly polished porcelain, they mimic the appearance of your natural teeth and blend seamlessly in with your natural teeth. Dental crowns cover a tooth like a cap and are custom-made to suit your specifications.
Bridges fill the gap between missing teeth. A dental bridge is usually anchored by two crowns on the teeth either side of the gap. The two anchoring teeth (the teeth with crowns) are called abutment teeth and are used to support the replacement teeth.
However, dental bridges can also be supported by implants.
For more information on what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or to book an appointment at our Ramsgate dental practice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.