Cosmetic dentistry is unquestionably the best way to improve your smile. However, many cosmetic dentistry procedures also offer functional improvements that can help restore or improve your oral health. If you're looking for a cosmetic dentist centennial to improve your smile, Dr. Tran is your best choice in Las Vegas.
Cosmetic dentistry is a step up from routine preventive care such as cleaning and includes a wide array of treatments that can enhance both your smile and oral health. A good cosmetic dentist can whiten your teeth, solve the problem of gaps between the teeth, cover chipped or crooked teeth, and cover or replace badly decayed, broken, or missing teeth. Here are the most common cosmetic dental procedures:
Teeth Whitening: As we age, our teeth tend to become yellowed as the enamel wears, allowing the yellowish dentin layer to show. In addition, coffee, tea, wine, and smoking can stain teeth. Teeth whitening can be a chair-side procedure or our cosmetic dentist centennial can provide you with a home-use kit. Professional whitening is much more effective than any over the counter product, as the bleach is stronger.
Composite Fillings: While effective, metal fillings can be very noticeable when you smile or talk. Composite fillings are made of a special resin material that can be sculpted like plastic and can be made essentially invisible by color-matching to your existing teeth. Composite resin can also be used to cover exposed root surfaces or bonded to chipped and broken teeth.
Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are very thin, custom-made shells that cover the outer surface of the teeth. Applied with a special bonding material that keeps them permanently in place, porcelain veneers look very natural as they have the same translucent sheen as your own teeth. They can be color-matched, or if you are having veneers applied to all teeth, can also achieve the same effect as teeth whitening. They don't actually straighten teeth, but can give that appearance by covering crooked teeth.
Crowns: Crowns are prosthetic teeth used to replace a badly broken or decayed tooth. They may be made of either resin composite or porcelain. They help promote dental health, especially the health of the jawbone, and can be color-matched to your other teeth.
Dental implants: Used to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants consist of an artificial root made from titanium which is placed into the jaw bone. A second metal piece called an abutment is screwed onto the implant and a prosthetic tooth attaches to the abutment. Implants are a better choice than dentures, as dentures don't promote the health of the jawbone, which gets its "exercise" from the pressure of chewing. Whether your problem is crooked or stained teeth, missing teeth, or you simply feel the need for smile improvement, our cosmetic dentist centennial has a solution. Please contact us for an appointment so Dr. Tran can assess your needs and make a recommendation for care.
Whether your problem is crooked or stained teeth, missing teeth or you simply feel the need for smile improvement, we have a solution. Please contact us for an appointment. Dr. Tran can assess your needs and make a recommendation for care.