How Many Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures Are There?

by | Dec 22, 2021


When it comes to improving the aesthetics of your teeth, there are numerous procedures available. Some of these procedures also offer restorative benefits to your smile and confidence. However, the most popular procedure happened to be teeth whitening, which is less expensive and pretty straightforward. 

Here are the many types of cosmetic dental procedures available to you:

1. Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin seamless shells crafted from dental porcelain. Dentists use this device to cover the front teeth to give them an appealing look. The ultra-thin shell covers the visible flaws such as color, size, shape, or length of the teeth. Veneers, however, are cemented on the tooth to make the teeth look flawless. It is estimated to last over 20 years.

2. Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is inarguably the most popular procedure and quite affordable. The purpose of teeth whitening is to correct the discoloration of the teeth. In this procedure, the dentist will thoroughly clean the teeth to eliminate plaques, food debris, and tartar from the tooth crevices. The intensity of the discoloration will determine if the dentist will use bleaching agents for teeth whitening.

3. Dental Crowns

This is a cap-like structure used to cover damaged, chipped, cracked, or severely discolored teeth. A successful procedure ensures that the size, shape, and color of the teeth are restored without hassles. With proper care, they can last for thirty years. That is because they are made of dental porcelain, ceramic, fused to metal. 

4. Dental Implants

Dental implants are medical devices used to replace a missing tooth, often made from titanium and surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. With this device, people with missing teeth can smile again with confidence.

5. Teeth shaping

Also known as ‘enamel shaping,’ and it is where the dentist can shape the tooth by filling or perhaps, removing some of the enamel. Contrary to popular belief, this procedure is not painful, and the result is always worth it.

6. Bonding

This is a simple procedure where tooth-colored materials are embedded or bonded on the tooth to improve its aesthetics. It is used to repair or improve the appearance of the tooth that has been badly damaged, chipped, or discolored.

7. Inlays and Onlays

This dental cosmetic procedure is also referred to as indirect fillings, usually made in a dental laboratory. They are used when a tooth has decay, either mild or moderate, or perhaps an insufficient tooth structure. 

If there is no damage to the tooth cusps, the Inlays are placed directly to the tooth surface. But when there is significant damage to the tooth, the dentist will use an Onlay to cover the tooth’s surface.

If you’re considering improving the aesthetics of your teeth, you must work with an experienced and licensed dentist. Go ahead and give us a call, or perhaps fill the contact form to begin. We’ve got you.


Written By Nick

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