A beautiful smile is a precious ornament any person can wear. It upholds your personality and makes you feel good about yourself. When you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and gums, you tend to cover your mouth when smiling and may hesitate to take part in social events. This can affect your social presence greatly. Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dental medicine which is dedicated to enhancing the esthetics of teeth, gums and lips while not compromising on oral health. It is the art of utilizing esthetic dental materials in a skillful way to create good-looking smiles. At Smiles of Cary, our dentist listens to the concerns of patients and works towards beatifying the teeth and gums based on their esthetic needs. A beautiful smile is created through smile makeover process which may include one or more cosmetic dental procedures. Do you have an idea of a picture-perfect smile? Come and discuss it with our dentist in Cary, Raleigh NC. Our cosmetic dentistry procedures can give life to your smile desires.
Smile is one of the first things people notice during a meeting. Many participants in surveys conducted by dental organizations have stated that a beautiful smile can be a game-changer in career and love life. People are unhappy about their smile and given a chance to change something about their appearance, most of them want to improve the looks of their teeth and gums. A good-looking smile makes a person look healthy, youthful and confident. A person looks more approachable and active in work environment when he carries a bright smile. The developments in cosmetic dentistry have introduced many new techniques through which smiles can be transformed significantly.
Many studies have been conducted to know what makes a smile beautiful. The results from these studies show that proportions, color and alignment of teeth and various other factors play a vital role in the beauty of the smile. On the other hand there are errors that can make the smile less interesting. Cosmetic dental procedures are aimed at addressing these issues and enhancing the appearance of teeth and gums. Following are some of the esthetic problems that are commonly addressed through cosmetic dental procedures.
Creating a good-looking smile is an art which requires exceptional skills, knowledge and experience. The dentist firstly listens to the concerns of patients and asks them what they want to change in their smile. Pictures, X-rays and impressions of teeth are taken and studied to find esthetic errors. A beautiful smile is designed and planned by the dentist and discussed with the patient. The smile makeover may involve two or more procedures. We record the changes in smile after completion of each procedure.
Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain which can are bonded over front surface of teeth to completely transform the smile. The shells are used to address a number of esthetic issues with the teeth and gums.
Lumineers® are ultra-thin shells made of porcelain. They are bonded over front surface of teeth. The procedure can be complete in a single visit since the teeth do not require preparation. Like the veneers, Lumineers® too can address a number of esthetic issues.
Tooth whitening is a process of brightening teeth by clearing stain from the porous enamel layer using whitening agents. The process is quick and very effective in transforming the smile. It is a safe procedure and costs less as compared to many other cosmetic dental procedures.
Porcelain crowns are caps that are fabricated to look similar to the natural teeth. The material reflects more light and looks very natural. These crowns are often used to restore front teeth. Their esthetic advantages coupled with functional benefits makes them one of the widely recommended options for teeth restoration.
Dental bonding is the process of reshaping teeth using composite resin material. The material is applied over the teeth and hardened using special light. It is a quick process and can address a number of esthetic errors in teeth.
Dental implants are artificial teeth roots made of titanium or zirconium. They are used to replace lost tooth/teeth. Implants become an integral part of the supporting bone structure and protect it from resorbing. They help maintain the shape of the face.