Cosmetic Dentistry – Bring out the beauty in your smile
Smile and the world smiles back at you – this is a quote which wonderfully narrates the importance of smiling that spreads a positive vibe in the air. There are several health benefits from smiling. As a signature of a person's personality, a smile also has great importance in the social platform. People who are less confident about their smile, tend to refrain from taking part actively in social events. The lack of confidence can also hurt them in their career.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a mixture of art and science that can address esthetic problems of teeth, gums and lips. Cosmetic dentists listen to the concerns of patients and use dental technologies to create a good-looking smile for the patient. If you are a resident of Youngstown, Ohio or surrounding communities and have a strong desire for a good-looking smile, come speak to our cosmetic dentist. Our cosmetic dentistry services can enhance your smile.
Art of creating a beautiful smile
There are several factors that can affect a smile. Our cosmetic dentist considers these factors when designing the teeth and gums. The smile line, the size and proportions of teeth, the visibility of teeth, the color of lips can all affect the appearance of smile. Following are some of the factors that can be varied through cosmetic procedures.
- Color of teeth
- Length and shape of teeth
- Alignment of teeth
- The gum-line
Cosmetic dentistry – The smile makeover process
Designing a good-looking smile starts with dental examination and questionnaire. Problems like tooth decay and gum infection may have to be treated since the problems can aggravate during cosmetic procedures. Our cosmetic dentist asks questions related to what patients think about their teeth and gums and what they want to change. After understanding the needs of the patient and analyzing the feasibility of the procedures, we set a treatment plan and explain it to patients. The treatment options are briefed to patients. This helps them make an informed decision.
A crown is used when it is necessary to replace a missing portion of a tooth. It will cover and support a tooth when there is insufficient original tooth structure available due to large fillings or overall degradation of the tooth. Crowns can also be used to cover dental implants, to attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from breaking or to help restore teeth already broken.
Today's crowns have shown vast improvement over those of the past as a result of advanced lab technologies and the development of superior ceramic materials. Crowns are now indistinguishable from real teeth and will not discolor or develop black lines at the gum line.
Once a crown is in place, it takes on a very natural feeling while restoring tooth function and appearance. Crown preparation and implementation are usually done within the space of just a few office visits and deliver years of favorable results.
Composite Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is a simple, pain-free, long-lasting and cost-effective dental procedure used when only a small amount of tooth structure needs attention. Examples include the closing of small gaps between teeth and the repair of some chips and cracks. It also provides protection for exposed roots caused by gum recession and furnishes a means of restoring decaying teeth with an unnoticeable filling. Bonding is a conservative method in that it involves only a minimum alteration to the original tooth enamel and allows for immediate results.
The bonding process begins with the application of a special enamel conditioner to abrade the enamel surface and allow the bonding material to adhere. A composite resin is then applied and shaped to match the contour of the natural tooth. The surface of the composite is then restored to emulate the tooth’s natural shape. Finally, the tooth is polished to attain a natural luster and appearance.
Advanced technologies have increased the strength and durability of bonding materials making it now possible to perform the bonding procedure on all teeth.
Contouring is a simple procedure in which small defects in the teeth are attended to. Small chips, worn edges, shallow pits or grooves, slight crowding, minor fractures and some overlapping can be reshaped to create a more pleasing look.
Small amounts of surface enamel are removed to compensate for the imperfection. The procedure is then completed with a smoothing and polishing of the area, including all surrounding teeth. The entire process is quick, painless and inexpensive and requires no local anesthetic.
Contouring is ideal for those satisfied with the color of their teeth but unhappy with the exact shape of their teeth or how the imperfections affect their smile.
Some people avoid smiling and showing their teeth, just because they feel embarrassed about the way their teeth are. But, thanks to modern technology, there are many choices to improve your smile
The brighter your teeth, the more attractive your smile turns out to be. White teeth reflect good health and indicate youthfulness.
If you're interested in straightening your teeth, Our Dentist in Youngstown recommends Invisalign treatment because it makes your teeth easier to clean and protect from germs.
Botox is the most popular non-surgical treatment for patients interested in reducing the appearance of the visible effects of age. It's a neuromodulator that temporarily relaxes the facial muscles in the designated treatment area to treat dynamic wrinkles like smile lines, frown lines, and crow's feet.
Protecting your teeth while playing sports is essential when you have braces or Invisalign. Mouthguards help to protect your teeth and gums from injury.
Tooth colored fillings
Tooth colored fillings are restorations used to fill the cavities in a tooth. The restorations can provide physical strength to tooth and enhance the smile since the filling finely blends with natural tooth surface.