When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Each patient is different, and your cosmetic dentist will tailor your treatment to meet your specific needs and goals. For some patients, cosmetic dentistry is purely for aesthetic purposes. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. They make your teeth stronger and healthier, improve the appearance of your smile, and give you confidence in your appearance. It encompasses many different types of procedures, including:
Dental veneers are a great cosmetic dentistry treatment that can completely transform the smile. Dental veneers are made of thin but durable ceramic or porcelain material. They are custom-made in a dental lab for every patient.
The process of getting dental veneers is fairly simple. First, the patient will meet with Dr. Bray to discuss their dental goals. Then, Dr. Bray will carefully examine the patient’s teeth. If the patient is a good candidate for dental veneers, Dr. Bray will take dental impressions. These impressions will be sent to the dental lab, where a skilled ceramist will create custom dental veneers.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that uses a tooth-colored resin material to cover minor imperfections, including chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, and discoloration. The bonding material is shaped and smoothed onto the tooth and then hardened with a special light. Dental bonding can provide patients with a natural-looking and beautiful smile.
The most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, teeth whitening, is a quick and cost-efficient way to transform your smile. During your whitening appointment, your dentist will apply a prescription-strength teeth whitening gel to the surfaces of your teeth. The gel is then activated using a special light. The light breaks down stains without damaging your teeth or gums. Many patients see results immediately, although the full results of your treatment will be visible after one to two weeks.
Contouring and reshaping treatments can reduce the appearance of crooked, chipped, misshaped, or irregularly sized teeth. Contouring can also fix the appearance of pointy teeth, overlapping teeth, and teeth that are too long or too short. The process can also fix small gaps between the teeth.
Dental implants are a great alternative to traditional bridges or dentures. They are small metal posts that mimic tooth roots. They are implanted into the jawbone and are capped with a dental crown. The crown is designed to look just like a real tooth.
Dental bridges are a popular method of replacing missing teeth, but they require preparing the teeth on both sides of the gap for crowns. Dental implants do not require any preparation.
Bray Family Dental, situated in Salt Lake City, UT, is equipped with modern technologies and expert dentists who provide the best services to patients. Call (801) 943-9090 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to learn more about maintaining your oral health.