Your cosmetic dentist is capable of so much more than simply whitening your teeth and straightening their alignment so you can have your perfect, pearly white smile. What most people don’t realize is that although it may be called as such, cosmetic dentistry is far from simply being concerned with just your teeth’s appearances.
When your tooth is badly discolored or decayed, the first solution you probably think of is to just have it taken out and replaced with crowns or another artificial replacement. In certain instances, though, such drastic measures can be avoided through composite bonding.
Here, the decay is taken out of the tooth, and the emptied space is then filled with the composite material. The material is then “sculpted” to fit the rest of the tooth to incorporate it as naturally as possible. A high intensity light then “cures” it for a final touch.
If you lose a tooth and would like a sturdier replacement than just dental crowns, you might want to consider getting dental implants. As the name suggests, these are artificial teeth that are implanted into your gums. Modern technology has made it possible to make the procedure a lot easier and safer, and the teeth more natural-looking.
There are many more procedures you can choose from, so just make sure to consult with your cosmetic dentist to determine which one suits you best.