Cosmetic dentistry is a combination of several dental procedures aimed at improving the aesthetics of one's smile. Some of the widely preferred cosmetic dental procedures are teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges, dental implants, inlays, onlays, gum contouring, composite bonding, fillings, etc.
During the initial screening and visual examination, we will look into the following aspects and address them:
- The color of the teeth
- The alignment of the teeth
- The appearance of the gums
- The shape of the teeth
- External trauma that has injured the teeth or the gums
- The positioning of the jaws and the way the teeth from the upper and lower jaw come together
- Missing teeth
What cosmetic procedures do we offer?
Dental implants: Missing teeth are a huge letdown and can lead to a lot of embarrassment. Patients with missing teeth feel too conscious of their facial appearance when they socialize with people or attend gatherings. According to dentists, dental implants are the best replacement for natural teeth as they are inserted into the jawbone. They are durable, long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing, and restore the functionality of the mouth perfectly.
Crowns: Crowns are cap-like restorations that are used to cover the entire surface of a tooth. They are used to restore teeth with surface imperfections or visible damage.
Bridges: Bridges are replacement teeth that are fitted in position using crowns on either side. They are made from dental-grade ceramic material, which is customized to match the natural teeth' appearance.
Fillings: Fillings are made from ceramic or composite resin and are usually used to fill cavities caused due to tooth decay. In addition to this, they can be used to restore teeth that are cracked or chipped.
Inlays and Onlays: Inlays are an alternative to tooth fillings. They are fabricated in a dental laboratory according to the cavity's contour, thereby offering a perfect fit. Onlays are popularly known as 'half-crowns' as they are used to restore only the upper half of a tooth. The worn-out biting surface of a tooth can be fixed using onlays.
Bonding: Bonding involves applying composite resin on the surface of teeth that are worn out, chipped, or misshapen. They are popularly used to restore the shape of the teeth.
Gum contouring: Gum diseases can ruin the smile of a person to a great extent. The gum tissues could decay and even recede below the gum line, thereby exposing the root surfaces. Gum surgery involves removing the decayed gum tissues and grafting healthy ones to the receded area.
Healthy Smiles of Birmingham has the experience and equipment necessary to perform several cosmetic dental procedures in our office in Birmingham. For more information, call us at (205) 991-9535, and please schedule a dental appointment with our cosmetic dentist at our office in Birmingham, AL 35242, and we'll guide you further.