Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a variety of procedures that can improve your smile. At Southdale Dental Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, cosmetic dentistry procedures can fix functional problems, such as a gapped smile or teeth out of alignment. Other cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to correct aesthetic issues, such as staining, teeth that are too short, or teeth that are chipped or cracked. Many people take advantage of cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance their smiles. These procedures often offer patients several benefits, such as the following.
- Improved confidence
- Restored functionality
- Improved self-esteem
- More attractive smile
Bonding, also known as composite bonding, is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied and hardened with a special light. The composite resin material can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth, creating a restoration that blends in flawlessly.
Lumineers are unique because they are made of a thinner material than standard veneers. They don’t require as much enamel to be removed, and, as a result, the procedure is less invasive. They are also better able to mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. The lumineers® procedure is fast, comfortable, and effective.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings made of a composite resin material. They are used to restore decayed teeth, replace old fillings, and repair chipped or broken teeth. Some patients may not be good candidates for composite fillings.
Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
One of the most versatile uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth with a drastically decayed or broken-off tooth structure. A crown fits over the remaining natural tooth structure, protecting it from further harm. A porcelain crown can also be used for cosmetic improvements, such as covering a misshapen or severely discolored tooth. Dental crowns are custom-designed to be color-matched to your natural teeth for a seamless look.
Porcelain Fixed Bridges
A porcelain fixed bridge is a dental prosthesis used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. It is cemented to the natural teeth or may attach to dental implants. Two teeth at each bridge end are shaped as crowns and serve as anchors holding the prosthetic tooth in place. Bridges can be made from gold alloys, other metals, or porcelain. Porcelain fixed bridges can be matched to the color of your surrounding teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells applied to the front teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. They are an ideal choice for enhancing the appearance of individual teeth. The placement of porcelain veneers requires little or no anesthesia. Veneers provide patients with beautiful, long-lasting smiles.
Teeth whitening uses bleaching agents to remove debris and discoloration from the tooth’s enamel. Tooth discoloration can happen for various reasons, including tobacco, coffee, tea, and wine intake, medication use, and aging.
Cosmetic dentistry includes any procedure that mainly improves the appearance of a patient’s teeth, gums, or smile. To discover more about cosmetic dentistry, visit Southdale Dental, Shop 8, E. Southdale Plaza, 3 South Ave, Kingston 10, Jamaica, West Indies, 00010, or call (876) 929-3312.