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Cosmetic Dentist

Why You Should See a Cosmetic Dentist

When people think of cosmetic dental work, things like teeth whitening and straightening come right to mind. These services are indeed the most popular ones that are purely cosmetic. Whiter teeth make you look younger and healthier, and straight teeth are just nicer to look at. Because of this, it's no wonder that when people want to improve the appearance of their smiles, these procedures are the first to be envisioned.

Despite this, there is more to obtaining a great smile than getting bright, straight teeth. A cosmetic dentist will also ensure that regular dental work, such as a filling, does not detract from your appearance. He or she will prefer using composite (white) fillings instead of silver amalgam since white fillings look natural. In fact, a filling done with composite will make a tooth look like it never had a problem. At a cosmetic dental practice, this isn't just done for front teeth – it's done for all of them.

Functionality and appearance also come together when front teeth are replaced with implants. An implant is the gold standard for tooth replacement, and when it's done in front, it makes a vast improvement in the appearance of your smile.

Cosmetic dental work can also fill in or cover up chipped teeth. For smaller chips, cosmetic bonding is typically done. This involves bonding a composite or polymer material to the chipped part of the tooth, and then sculpting it so it fills in the gap. Larger chips or teeth with serious jagged breaks can be fitted with veneers, which cover the visible part of your tooth with a nice-looking false front. Veneers are also used on permanently-stained teeth.

To learn more, call us here at Radiant Dental Care.

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