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Your A-Z Guide to Cosmetic Dental Procedures

06-12-2021

Cosmetic dentistry is an interesting, and highly versatile endeavour, as it can add quite a few improvements to your smile. Generally, people who require cosmetic dentistry are… well, pretty much anyone who’s looking to brighten their smile, boost their own self-confidence, or just take positive action for their appearance.

Here, at Gallery Dental, we offer a vast array of cosmetic dentistry services, and we thought it might be useful if we took you through them quickly. This way, you’ll gain a better understanding of what particular service you need to get the smile you dream of.

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Trust us, cosmetic tooth bonding sounds way more difficult than it actually is. In truth, cosmetic tooth bonding is just the practice of bonding tooth-coloured materials to the teeth. This is done to fix stains, or badly chipped or broken teeth, whose appearance might be causing you concern.

Tooth bonding is a fairly common practice used to restore the uniform appearance of your smile and make you less self-conscious about chipped teeth.

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic teeth whitening is by far the most well-known of our cosmetic dental practices at Gallery Dental. How this works is, the dental hygienist will apply a special, heavy-duty whitening gel to your teeth, and then expose them to a special, activating light for three separate sessions.

Teeth whitening can be used to take off layers of coffee, tobacco, or alcohol stains, and restore the brilliance of your smile. It can make you more confident, and prompt you to smile more, but is also a good oral health practice, overall.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is basically a metal base (often, made of titanium) that is implanted in the gap where you’re missing a tooth. This base will then allow the hygienist to mount things like crowns, or bridges, to fill the gap between teeth.

Dental Crowns

Speaking of which, another really sought-after dental practice is the installation of a dental crown, which is a custom implant made of acrylic or porcelain, designed to treat decayed, broken, or rotten teeth, or even replace missing ones.

Dental Veneers

Think of a cosmetic dental veneer as a really thin sheet of acrylic applied to the front side of your tooth. Cosmetic dental veneers are most commonly used to treat dental issues such as misshapen or crooked teeth, discolouration, or chipped teeth. They can also be an efficient way to fill in the gaps between teeth.

Orthodontic Treatment

If you’re already cringing at the thought of wearing braces, don’t. Nowadays, there are a lot of varied, and much easier and more comfortable ways to treat misaligned, or crooked teeth (though braces are still an option). Orthodontic treatment is concerned with keeping your teeth straight.

Cosmetic Teeth Shaping

Lastly, teeth shaping (aka “enamel shaping) is the process through which your dental expert reshapes a misshapen tooth to improve its appearance. This can be useful for people bothered by the unusual appearance of one or more of their teeth.

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