What is Aesthetic Dentistry?

By April 16, 2018cosmetic dentistry
What is Aesthetic Dentistry

Find out how you can feel more confident about your smile with aesthetic dentistry.

There are several types of teeth problems that can make you feel self-conscious and lower your self-esteem, such as chipped teeth, receding gums, discolored teeth, a misshapen tooth or undesirable gaps between your teeth. With the help of modern day technology, however, dentists have the ability and skills to help us have a healthy, bright smile.

Aesthetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that involves skills and techniques to improve your smile’s appearance, shape, color, alignment, and size as well as its overall health and function. Sometimes people may refer to aesthetic dentistry as cosmetic dentistry, however, they both are quite different. Regardless of having the same goal of perfecting your smile, cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of your smile while aesthetic dentistry aims for an improved appearance along with functionality and oral health. If you have had cosmetic dentistry done, you may have a smile that looks “Hollywood approved”; pearly white and perfectly shaped. If you’ve had aesthetic dentistry done you probably have a smile that looks natural and matches your original tooth’s color and shape.

A few common aesthetic dentistry techniques include:

  • Dental bonding- Repairs cracked or chipped teeth and can help with fixing discoloration.

  • Veneers- Fix gaps between teeth and conceals cracks or chips in teeth. They are thin porcelain layers placed over the tooth to protect enamel or restore discoloration.

  • Dental Implants- A prosthetic replacement for missing teeth that can either be permanent or removable.

  • Dental Bridges- Used to bridge the gap between teeth to improve the bite and to maintain the mouth’s shape. They are permanent and require regular oral care.

  • Dental Crown- Is a cap that covers a tooth that is damaged, weak, decaying or sensitive. The cap is similar in shape of the natural tooth and is made of porcelain.

Day by day, aesthetic dentistry technologies develop to better improve your overall appearance and the health of your smile.

If you are insecure about your smile or are in need of aesthetic dentistry treatment, Dental Innovations can help get your smile where it needs to be. Schedule your consultation today.