By Jenkintown Dental Associates
January 22, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment OptionsYour St Jenkintown, PA, dentist uses cosmetic dentistry to restore your teeth structurally and aesthetically.

Here are a few cosmetic dental procedures your dentist offers:

Veneers

Veneers resurface an individual's damaged teeth. The dentist removes some enamel before placing porcelain veneers on the teeth's surface. Veneers help with stained, discolored, crooked, chipped, and generally mishappened teeth.

Contouring and Reshaping

Contouring and reshaping teeth are simple cosmetic procedures that will save you plenty of time and money while also giving you a more confident smile.

They help with problems like crooked and crowded teeth, pits and/or grooves in enamel, as well as chips, cracks, and fractures.

Crowns

Crowns are custom-made porcelain caps. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth and sends them to a lab. While these replacements are being made, you're given a temporary crown. The dental crown reinforces the tooth and allows it to withstand various degrees of pressure, meaning you can enjoy eating without the worry of ruining your tooth. Crowns are used for several procedures, such as attaching bridges, covering dental implants, and covering stained or discolored teeth.

Teeth Whitening

There are two available options for this treatment: in-office procedures and take-home kits.

Teeth whitening is a great option to improve that gorgeous smile you already have, however, taking good general care of your teeth is just as important. Here are a few tips you can follow to ensure that you keep the appearance of your teeth for a longer period of time:

  • Quit smoking and chewing tobacco; they stain your teeth and cause oral diseases
  • Think about reducing the intake of staining beverages such as coffee and tea

Dental Implants

This tooth loss treatment creates stability, strength, and prevents the weakening and shrinkage of your jawbone. Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace missing tooth roots. The dentist then seals your gums and allows 3 to 6 months for osseointegration to occur. After this period, your dentist then re-opens the area above the titanium post, inserts a screw, places an abutment above the screw, and secures a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.

Consultation

If you'd like more information about cosmetic dentistry, contact your St Jenkintown, PA, dentist today!

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