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Cosmetic Dental Surgery, What You Should Know

Posted on 11/1/2023 by Ankur Johri
African American couple smiling together after trip to Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Allentown, PACosmetic dental surgery is carried out to enhance the aesthetic appeal of one's smile. It aims to enhance shape, color, size, and teeth alignment. Cosmetic dental surgery addresses concerns regarding tooth staining, misalignment, gaps, or other visual dental problems that impact the overall look of your smile.

Cosmetic Dental Surgery Types

Below are the most common types of cosmetic dental surgery:

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular procedure that aims to enhance the whiteness and brightness of teeth. It is a simple and affordable method to eliminate teeth discoloration and staining, resulting in a more dazzling smile. You can whiten your teeth at home with the use of OTC products or under the supervision of a dentist at their office.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps that cover the entire surface of a tooth. They are custom-made by cosmetic dentists using materials like porcelain or acrylic fused to metal, providing durability to withstand bite pressure. Dental crowns serve various purposes and benefit teeth that are chipped, decayed, broken, have large fillings, are poorly shaped, or need to fill spaces between the teeth.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are personalized, ultra-thin shells made of tooth-colored materials. They are meticulously bonded to the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance. This cosmetic procedure suits individuals with misaligned, cracked, gapped, or broken teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a durable and permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. This advanced procedure involves the surgical placement of artificial tooth roots into the jawbone. These implants are designed to fuse with the surrounding bone through osseointegration, creating a solid and stable foundation. Once the implants have integrated with the jawbone, they serve as anchors for attaching dental crowns or bridges.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes a tooth-colored resin material to enhance and repair teeth with gaps, chips, cracks, or discoloration. The resin material is carefully applied to the tooth surface and sculpted to the desired shape and size during the bonding process. The dentist skillfully shapes and molds the material to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth for a radiant smile. After applying the resin, a specialized light is utilized to cure and harden it, creating a strong bond with the tooth structure.
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