Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary, NC
With cosmetic dentistry, you can improve the look of your teeth for a smile you’ll be proud to display. Cosmetic procedures like braces, veneers, crowns, and teeth whitening can enhance your smile by addressing issues like broken, uneven, or stained teeth. Here’s a look at some of the most common types of cosmetic dental procedures.
Bonding is the application of tooth-colored resin material to the tooth to improve the appearance of chipped or discolored teeth. The composite resin can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth for a natural look. Bonding is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.
Dental inlays and onlays are used when old fillings need to be replaced or removed. Inlays and onlays are constructed of porcelain. During treatment, the chosen material is bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. The process requires a single appointment.
Veneers are thin shells of composite resin or ceramic material. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth to hide broken, discolored, or uneven defects. To prepare the teeth for veneers, the fronts of the teeth are lightly shaved to allow for the thickness of the veneer. The procedure requires two to three appointments to complete the entire process.
Teeth can become discolored and stained for a wide range of reasons, such as food, drink, tobacco use, age, trauma, and certain medications. Professional bleaching is a simple process that can help lighten your teeth by several shades in a single sitting. Whitening products contain a bleaching agent such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to lighten teeth in a safe and effective manner.
Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are surgically positioned into the jawbone under the gum line. Once the posts are secured in bone, Dr. Qureshy will mount replacement crowns onto the implants. Unlike dentures that can come loose, implants stay put like real teeth. To receive implants, you must have adequate bone and healthy gums to properly support the dental implants.
Cosmetic dentistry is more of an art than a science. It requires a keen eye for detail and a solid understanding of dental trends and anatomy. If there is something you don’t like about your teeth, schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist.