Top cosmetic dentistry treatments

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Top cosmetic dentistry treatments

Introduction to cosmetic dentistry:

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry in which the goal of the dentist is to work on improving the appearance of the teeth as well as the patient’s bite.

The primary objective of cosmetic dentistry at The Good Dentist is the betterment of the dental appearance of the patient’s teeth along with improving their facial profile. It is focused on improving the color, position, size, alignment, and the overall smile of the patient which boosts their self-esteem.

Top cosmetic dentistry treatments

When a person sees another person, the first thing he or she notices is a smile. This is the reason people are looking for ways for them to improve their smiles. For this, the combination of science, art, and cosmetic dentistry come together to improve the dental appearance of the teeth as well as the smile further boosting the self-esteem of the patient.

  • There are presently many different cosmetic dental treatments that are used to address problems like stained teeth, crooked or broken teeth, abnormal contours, misaligned teeth, etc.

Since such a vast diversity of treatments are present to choose from, people do not know what is best suited for them. To help you decide about what are the best cosmetic dental treatments by Dr. Ostromecki, some of them listed as follows:

  1. Teeth Whitening at The Good Dentist

Teeth whitening is the top most common cosmetic treatment that people get nowadays. Teeth whitening is used to whiten the teeth that have been stained. This procedure works by the removal of internal as well as external stains from the teeth whitening lengthens the shades of the teeth 5 to 10 times lighter in color.

  • There are two types of tooth whitening, one is the professional tooth whitening and the other is the take home whitening trays. The professional teeth whitening contain stronger products that produces better results than that of at home tooth whitening.
  • Dr. Ostromecki is trained to treat the discoloration of enamel which is the outer layer as well as the dentin which is the layer just beneath the enamel. They are also careful that they do not irritate the gums during the procedure and proceed with caution every step of the way.
  • Professional tooth whitening take usually less than an hour and produces the same results that many weeks of using tooth whitening home trays produce. The results of tooth whitening are that they make the teeth many shades lighter than the discoloration that was present.
  • This procedure also has many benefits. With the removal of internal or external stains, the patient’s teeth become healthier and stronger. This is followed by regular oral hygiene maintenance at home by the use of proper brushing and using professional tooth whitening toothpaste. Due to this, the results of tooth whitening last for a longer time.
  • Customized whitening trays from a dentist for use at home provide a highly-effective alternative to over-the-counter trays, which can be uncomfortable because of a poor fit.
  1. Dental Implants at The Good Dentist

Dental implants have many benefits over the traditional methods of replacing missing or extracted teeth, which have more benefits in terms of appearance and in its functions. That is used as an alternative to the dentures and bridges which look and feel like a real tooth

A dental implant is a screw-like titanium post that is inserted into the jaw bone where the tooth is missing. That bone grows back and around the fixated implant, fixing it securely to the bone. After it has bonded to the bone, a crown is placed over it which is attached to the adjacent tooth.

  • Implants are the next best thing after obviously the natural permanent tooth. They look and feel completely like how normal teeth do and provide as much support when they are surrounded by the bone.
  • When used with dentures, implants provide a bite power as strong as that of natural teeth. Conventional dentures have a much weaker bite function, which can lead to loss of bone through the breakdown and absorption of old bone.
  1. Dental Veneers at The Good Dentist

A type of dental veneer that is the most common today is porcelain veneers. They are tooth-colored laminations that are directly cemented to the tooth surface after slightly grinding the surface of the teeth. They are used to hide a kind of abnormalities like cracked teeth, or smaller than normal size teeth and to close the gaps between the teeth.

  • Dental veneers are customized for every patient by Dr. Ostromecki and if they are taken care of they can last for many years. New research has led to the discovery of new materials that are so thin that the need for trimming the surface of the tooth is not needed now.
  • Dental veneers make cracked and chipped teeth look normal again and if a patient has an uneven gum line he or she can definitely benefit from veneers that create a neater look.
  • They are also used for the correction of crowding of teeth, increasing the dimension of the teeth, and improving the shape of the tooth.
  • Due to the minimal thickness they are held together by a strong adhesive for which a little preparation is needed. Veneers also have some drawbacks which are because they are so thin they break or chip off easily. This can be corrected by repairing the veneer for better fitting.
  1. Dental Bonding in Merton

An alternative to veneers is tooth bonding, which produces instant results as a tooth-colored composite plastic resin is bonded to the surface of the tooth with a laser or ultra-violet light. The procedure disguises discolored teeth, gaps between teeth, and cracks in the tooth enamel.

While veneers are custom-made in a laboratory, bonding for a single tooth can be done in a single visit to the dentist. Bonding is one of the simplest and least costly cosmetic dental treatments but will need replacing more frequently than veneers.

  1. Dental Bridges at The Good Dentist

Dental bridges consist of artificial teeth fused to a frame, and they are used to replace several missing teeth while helping to retain the shape of the face and ease the stress on the bite function. The bridge is supported by implants or teeth adjacent to the gap, while the middle section replaces the lost tooth.

  • Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either ceramics or porcelain fused to metal. They create a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic (dummy tooth) in between.
  • Bridges not only restore your smile but enable proper speaking and chewing, maintain the shape of the face, stop remaining teeth from shifting out of position, and distribute the pressure of the bite function correctly.

At The Good Dentist, Dr. Ostromecki can take care of any cosmetic concerns you have with your smile. Be sure to give us a a call at 262-538-0892 or book your next appointment online so we can see you right away.