Cosmetic dentistry services can help patients correct imperfections in their teeth and improve their overall appearance. Many cosmetic services not only enhance the appearance of your smile but also improve oral functionality. Cosmetic services can include the following:
1. Teeth whitening
2. Tooth-colored fillings
3. Porcelain veneers
4. Dental bonding
5. Dental crown
6. Tooth reshaping
7. Invisalign® clear aligners
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that can lighten teeth that are discolored or stained. It can improve the appearance of teeth, including discoloration, general yellowing of the teeth, brown staining, and teeth that have a yellow or grey hue.
Teeth whitening can be done in a dentist’s office or at home. At-home whitening kits use customized trays that are placed on the patient’s teeth, with the whitening solution being applied in the trays. The trays are worn for a period of time each day.
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that cover your natural teeth. They hide chips, cracks, and stains as well as gaps between teeth. Veneers can also correct minor misalignment issues, including crowding and spacing.Veneers typically require two dental visits. At the first appointment, our dentist will buff your teeth, removing a small amount of your tooth enamel. This helps the veneers fit better. We will take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory. At the second appointment, your dentist will fit your veneers.
Composite bonding is a cosmetic procedure that involves the application of composite resin material to the tooth. This resin can be used to improve the color, shape, or length of your teeth. It can also be used to resolve certain cosmetic dental issues, such as chips or gaps.
Crowns, also known as caps, are dental restorations that completely cover a tooth above the gum line. They’re often used to restore teeth that have been broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, and resin.
Since dental crowns are cemented into place, they are extremely durable and provide long-lasting protection against decay. Dental crowns are also used in cosmetic dentistry to correct the appearance of teeth that are discolored, uneven, or too small.
Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. They are multiple false teeth anchored in place by a pair of dental crowns. The bridge is anchored to the adjacent teeth, which will require crowns for support. A dental bridge can replace a single missing tooth. This restoration is referred to as a “bridge” because it looks like a bridge between the adjacent teeth.
Periodontal (gum) treatment
If your gums are red, swollen, or bleeding, you may need a deep cleaning. Deep cleanings remove plaque and tartar, which can’t be removed at home. After your deep cleaning appointment, your gums will be much healthier and less likely to bleed.
Dental implants are a permanent restorative option that can make your smile look better than ever. They are made of a titanium post that is designed to replace the root structure of the missing tooth. This root structure provides a strong foundation for the dental restoration that will be affixed to the top of the implant. The restoration can be a crown, bridge, or denture.
To find out more about the dental services offered at North End Dental, call (719) 471-1900 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1705 N, Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.