Cosmetic dentistry was created to enhance your smile and can have dramatic effects on your appearance. The most common types of cosmetic dentistry are veneers or whitening. However, modern advances in dentistry have broadened the scope of cosmetic dental care. Whitening is a bleaching of the tooth structure to remove stains. Veneers are porcelain pieces use to replicate the natural look of your teeth. Veneers are often used to change the size, shape or color of the existing tooth.
Fillings, Dentures, implants, orthodontics and tooth bonding are all a part of cosmetic dentistry. We mentioned most of these in the restorative area of our site. Tooth Bonding is a practice when your dentist will attach a “bond” directly to your existing tooth. The bonding materials, porcelain and composite resins, will replace the natural tooth structure, function and appearance. Bonding is often used for chipped teeth and fillings.