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Your Complete Guide to Cosmetic Dentistry

It's difficult to deny that people make quick judgments based on physical appearance. Wearing your pajamas in public makes you appear sluggish, even if you want to be comfy. Suppose you have crooked, broken, stained, or missing teeth. In that case, it could be due to bad luck with oral health care, a hereditary predisposition to specific dental defects, or a dental trauma incidence.


However, according to a new study, individuals with smile irregularities are more likely to be perceived as impoverished, ill, uneducated, or drug addicts. No matter your reason for wanting to transform your smile, Eagle Valley Family Dentistry provides a comprehensive range of cosmetic dental services to help you improve your smile and how others perceive you.


We'll explain exactly what cosmetic dentistry is and the different types of procedures available.


What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry that aims to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Eagle Valley Family Dentistry is the go-to dental resource for people who want to keep their health, performance, and appearance in good shape.


What does a Cosmetic Dentist do?

A cosmetic dentist is in charge of a wide range of procedures, from simple adjustments to extensive surgeries. A few of the cosmetic treatments they provide are listed below.


Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures, and it's also one of the most affordable. Food, drinks, medications, and other activities like smoking can discolor teeth over time. Many people use teeth whitening to brighten their smiles.


Teeth whitening can bleach the surface of teeth to provide a brighter, whiter appearance once plaque, tartar, and other particles have been removed. Professional tooth whitening can deliver a shade up to 5 to 8 times lighter than over-the-counter items like toothpaste, rinses, and Whitestrips.


Dental Veneers

Veneers are very thin white shells constructed of medical-grade porcelain, resin, or ceramic. They're created specifically for each patient to look like their original teeth.


The dentist removes some enamel from the tooth's surface before installing the veneers so that the shells can be bonded realistically to the front of the teeth. Dental veneers can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as misaligned teeth, worn enamel, and gaps between teeth.


Dental Crowns

A dental crown, also known as a dental cap, covers a tooth that has been decayed or broken. These crowns can be used to prevent a weakened tooth from fracturing or to conceal deformed or badly discolored teeth cosmetically.


Other operations, such as root canals, enamel fillings, dental bridges, and dental implants, can also be covered.


Inlays and Onlays

When a tooth is too deteriorated to sustain a traditional filling, inlays and onlays, also known as indirect fillings, are used. A cosmetic dentist bonds these fillings in place after they've been made in a dental laboratory.


When the material is glued in the center of the tooth, it is called an "inlay." When a filling covers one or more sections of the tooth or the entire surface of the tooth, it is called an "onlay."


Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace teeth after severe tooth decay or tooth loss. To give support, the cosmetic dentist first screws a screw into the jaw. The implant is then placed in the missing tooth's bone socket.


The bone and tissue around the implant fuse together over time, anchoring the new tooth inside the mouth. As a result, the dental implant should blend in with the surrounding teeth once it is correctly implanted.


Dental Bonding

The cosmetic dentist applies a moldable resin to the tooth and cures it using a UV light for dental bonding. The material is then trimmed, shaped, and polished to blend in with the tooth's surface.


Chips, cracks, malformed teeth, and dental rot can all be repaired by bonding. In addition, bonding is a less expensive option to fillings or crowns for minor cosmetic concerns.


Cosmetic Dentistry at Eagle Valley Family Dentistry

Eagle Valley Family Dentistry can help you achieve a dazzling smile and undergo a complete smile makeover with a combination of cosmetic treatments or simply want a brighter smile. Our full-service dental practice provides a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. Call today to make an appointment!