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Why Consider Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dec 2

There are numerous factors to consider when thinking about cosmetic dentistry. Perhaps the appearance of your teeth bothers you. Maybe your teeth are discolored or discolored. Or perhaps you'd like to fill any gaps in your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry may assist repair any injuries and revive a smile that has grown drab over the years to bring back its original beauty. Modern technology is used in cosmetic dentistry to assist in shaping and contouring your teeth and improving your smile.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Whitening of Teeth

One of the easiest and least expensive methods to brighten your smile is to have your teeth whitened. For around $500, your dentist's practice can bleach your teeth using in-office products; alternatively, you can get mold and gels from your doctor to whiten your teeth at home. Additionally, whitening toothpaste, rinses, and Whitestrips are readily accessible over the counter at retail establishments for quick at-home whitening. Each of these items costs between $3 and $50.

Veneers For Teeth

Dental veneers are tiny, handcrafted porcelain or resin shells that cover the front teeth. After a half-millimeter of enamel is removed from the surface of the teeth, these tiny shells the front teeth, which are connected, changing their color, form, size, or length. Veneers, also known as "Hollywood teeth," can range in price from $500 to $1,300 per tooth.

Dental Bonding

In dental bonding, a putty-like resin that is tooth-colored and durable is applied to the tooth and cured using a laser or ultraviolet light to form a connection with the tooth. After that, your dentist will trim, shape, and polish it. Bonding is an aesthetic replacement or alternative to amalgam or silver fillings and can fix decaying, chipped, cracked, or deformed teeth. Bonding costs between $100 and $400 per tooth and takes between 30 and 60 minutes.

Tooth Crown

Above the gum line, the entire decaying or broken tooth is covered by a dental crown, also known as a cap, which restores the tooth's size, shape, strength, and aesthetics. Crowns can be used cosmetically to hide deformed or badly discolored teeth. In addition, they prevent weak teeth from shattering or holding a cracked tooth together. Crowns range in price from $500 to $900 and can be constructed of metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or ceramic.

Both inlays and Onlays

Dental restorations called inlays and onlays, also referred to use gold, porcelain, or composite materials as indirect fillings to repair broken or rotting teeth. Dental laboratories create and cement inlays and onlays by your dentist, as opposed to dental fillings, which are molded during an office visit. When the material is bonded inside the center of a tooth, the filling is referred to as an "inlay," whereas when it extends to one or more of the tooth's points or the biting surface, it is referred to as an "onlay." As an alternative to crowns, inlays and Onlays maintain as many good teeth as possible. The price range for this aesthetic dental procedure is between $650 to $1,200 per tooth.

Implant Dentistry

Artificial tooth roots composed of titanium are dental implants put into the bone socket where a tooth once existed. The metal post is implanted, and when the jawbone recovers, it grows around it, stabilizing establishing the foundation for a new tooth in the jaw. The price range for this operation is between $1,250 and $3,000.

Options Besides

A bridge is constructed at Cascade Dental using fake teeth in the middle and crowns for the teeth on each side of the gap. A detachable tooth replacement is called a denture. In addition, dental braces can realign teeth that are crooked or out of place by gradually moving the teeth in the desired direction while exerting constant pressure over time. Call us for more information!