Dentistry aims at improving both the functionality and aesthetics of the patients' mouth. An entire branch of dentistry, called cosmetic dentistry, is dedicated to improving the smile's appearance. It includes several procedures that not only enhance your smile but also strengthens your teeth and enhances the functionality of the mouth.
Common cosmetic dental procedures
Teeth whitening is the most widely preferred cosmetic dental procedure. It involves using a teeth whitening gel to brighten teeth and get rid of the stains from their surface. People who undergo teeth whitening might often experience increased self-confidence as whitened teeth bring about a massive enhancement in a person's smile.
Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of ceramic that can be customized to match the shape of a tooth. They will be bonded to the frontal surface of a tooth to enhance its appearance and eliminate the surface imperfections such as cracks, chipping, discoloration, etc. The best part about veneers is that they do not add a lot of volume to the natural tooth structure and stay indistinguishable.
Gum contouring: The gums are quite important when it comes to a beautiful smile. Hence, we give a lot of attention to keeping the gums healthy and aesthetically pleasing. When a patient contracts gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis, they could undergo gum decay and receding gum line.
Crowns are arguably the most widely used tooth restorations. They are usually made from tooth-colored ceramic material and shaped to match the natural tooth contour. Whenever a tooth gets cracked, chipped, or excessively worn out, crowns can be placed on it and prevent it from being extracted. They restore both the aesthetics and functionality of the mouth.
Bridges are the go-to solution when patients prefer a simple alternative to extracted natural teeth. They are composed of a prosthetic tooth made from ceramic and dental crowns on either side to hold it firmly in position. Anyone who looks at your prosthetic tooth wouldn't have even the faintest idea that it is an artificial tooth. It would look realistic.
Scaling and root planing:
Have you noticed dark patches on your teeth that absolutely ruin your beautiful smile? These dark patches are called tartar and are very harmful to one's oral health. They are composed of bacteria that release acids while feeding on the food debris in the mouth. Over time, they lead to cavities and gum diseases. We use a hand-held scaling appliance to remove these tartar deposits and give you a pleasing and healthy smile.
A tooth-colored composite material is used to bring about significant changes in the structure of a misshapen or chipped tooth. By applying the composite resin on the tooth surface and shaping it as required, the tooth can be restored to its ideal shape and structure, thereby giving you a beautiful smile.
Picacho Family Dental can give you the best smile, as we have all the necessary equipment to perform several cosmetic dentistry procedures. For more information, call us at (928) 318-6359, and please schedule an appointment with our dentist at our office in Yuma, AZ 85365, and we'll guide you further.