The field of cosmetic dentistry involves itself with improving the way your mouth and teeth look. Many cosmetic dentistry treatments are optional, but other types of treatment offer restorative benefits. Hillfield Pediatric and Family Dentistry offers a wide variety of dental services.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of cosmetic dentistry procedures:
Teeth whitening or bleaching is one of the most commonly performed procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Whitening is often recommended after tartar and plaque forms on the surface of your teeth. Teeth whitening helps restore your teeth to their original color, but you can also bleach your teeth to create an even lighter shade than they originally were.
In time, your teeth can develop stains from the consumption of different food, drinks, and medication. Having a smoking habit also tends to lead to stained teeth. A teeth whitening procedure can be performed at our dental office in a reasonable amount of time.
If you are missing a tooth and are looking for a solution, getting a dental implant is your best option in many cases. Dental implants help to replace teeth and are superior to conventional bridges and dentures. We begin by inserting a small screw into your jaw at the location of your missing tooth. This titanium screw gives support for a dental crown. Your new implant will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth. After the supporting tissue and bone fuse together with the implant, they are secured permanently into position. You will need to take care to practice regular oral hygiene to preserve your new implant.
Dental veneers are normally made from medical-grade ceramic to match your original tooth. Veneers look extremely realistic and can correct conditions ranging from cracked enamel, to crooked teeth, to gaps between teeth. The veneer is carefully applied to the outer part of the tooth using a special adhesive.
If you are interested in or in need of one of these cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact Hillfield Pediatric and Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment! We are located in Layton, UT for your convenience.