Published on April 12, 2019, Updated on August 28, 2020
Dental veneers are slim enamel or composite resin caps that are customized to fit over teeth to give a patient a whiter and at times a more even smile. They can assist in helping to repair chipped, fractured, discolored, erratically spaced teeth. Veneers can endow your mouth with a beautiful and a bright smile if they are discolored or worn. Additionally, veneers are hard to discolor and therefore are an excellent choice for individuals who want that perfect smile back. Consuming artificially colored foods, caffeine, smoking will eventually stain them over time by forming discolored sports or tinting them yellow or brown. You have the option of bleaching at home or visiting your dentist with the understanding they can become stained again. If you’re searching for a long lasting solution to whiten your smile while fixing teeth which are uneven, fractured or gapped dental veneers may be the perfect choice for you.
A dental implant is a titanium metal support, similar to an artificial tooth, which is surgically placed into the jawbone below the gum line. It can give your dentist an opportunity to position new replacement teeth on a bridge in the vacant space. An implant will not loosen off like dentures. These restorations are beneficial and also help overall oral health as they do not need to be attached to other teeth for support as in the case with bridges. If you are considering getting implants it is essential for you also to have healthy gums along with adequate healthy bone for supporting the new one. If the bone is delicate or thin and is unable to sustain the implant you may need a bone graft. They can also provide stability to the jawbone without inducing damage. They can also get rid of problems which are common with other methods of restoration and allow patients to have all types of foods without fear of the risk of breaking. They have the potential to replace a single missing one. However, all upper or lower ones can also be replaced with as few as four implants.
Teeth whitening can provide a quick noninvasive method of enhancing your smile. It is a procedure which is popular both with men and women and the whitening or bleaching therapies are offered to reverse years of staining and discoloration. In-office, whitening can provide a significantly brighter and whiter smile within a short period of time. This treatment involves accurately controlled application of a comparatively high concentration peroxide gel which the dentist applies after protecting the gums. The peroxide will remain on for several 15 to 20-minute intervals and the process will take a maximum of an hour. Patients who have unusually stubborn stains may be recommended to return for another session or advised to continue treatment with take-home whitening kits. Take-home kits generally use a user-friendly peroxide gel with which remains on for an hour or more or even overnight. The gel can be applied with customized trays which look like retainers or mouth guards.
Our dentists can perform dental bonding to enhance or fix the smile of a patient. During this procedure, a tooth-colored resin is arranged and hardened until it bonds itself. This is a relatively affordable procedure and a quick treatment which can improve the appearance of an individual’s smile. The tooth-colored resin seals the gaps between the teeth to make them appear longer. It can be used as an inexpensive alternative to dental crowns and veneers. Your dentist will work with you to first pick a resin color that matches. Then it is prepared by administering a conditioning liquid on the surface. The resin is then painted on the surface and molded in the shape as needed. Ultraviolet lights are then used too hard and the resin for a perfect appearance. Anesthesia is not required during this procedure which takes approximately 30 minutes to one hour for a single tooth.
Tooth Color Restoration
Tooth color restoration which is also identified as white fillings is provided by using a composite resin which matches the color of your teeth and provides a fantastic alternative to apparent metal fillings. Rather than getting an amalgam of silver or gold fillings you will have one which looks more natural. This treatment is also helpful for patients suffering from receding gums. The material is shaped appropriately by the dentist to ensure it appears natural. Light is then used for the hardening. The resin is durable and provides a long-lasting improvement for the individual. This plastic material can also be used to fill cavities or fix impacted or missing parts. The material used does not contain any metal and will not damage the existing structure when it is placed. It molds to the shape needed and can, therefore, be used to fill a cavity of any size or to repair a broken or cracked tooth. The material used provides a cosmetically appealing alternative to a crown by leaving more of the natural portions in its position. Apart from repairing the smile it also helps the functions and appearance. This can also be used in dental bonding and veneers.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Frisco, TX
Make an appointment to see us at our office in Frisco, TX. Our cosmetic dentist and caring staff are ready to make your smile bright again. We are located in the greater DFW Texas, just minutes from The Colony and Prosper.