Cosmetic Dentist Near Me Fairhope AL

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry

Subtle changes to major repairs, dentists can perform such a variety of procedures to improve your smile.  There are tons of procedures out there that can treat discolored teeth, chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, or even missing teeth.  Gaps can be closed, short teeth lengthened, and even worn teeth can be restored.  Some common cosmetic procedures for your teeth are bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers, reshaping, and contouring. 

Having any of these procedures done aren’t always just “cosmetic”.  Often times these treatments can also improve any oral problems---something simple like your bite. 

Lets take a look at a couple of these!


Bleaching   This is a very common (and very popular) chemical process that can whiten the teeth.  Bleaching can be used to make stains disappear, or just make your teeth a shade whiter. 

Having your teeth bleached can be something done at your dentist office, or at home under dental supervision.  A lot of patients prefer to bleach at home because it is more convenient.  Treatment will begin once your dentist creates a custom mouthpiece that can help ensure the correct amount of whitening solution is used and also so that the teeth are properly exposed to the chemicals.  Whitening at home can take anywhere from two to four weeks, all depending on the shade of white you want to achieve.  When whitening is done in the dentist office, it can take one (sometimes two or more) 45 minutes to 1 hour visits. Cosmetic Dentist Near Me Fairhope AL


Bonding   This is a tooth colored material that is used to fill in gaps or change the color of the teeth.  This procedure can be done in one single office visit and last several years.  Bonding can stain and chip easier than other forms of restoration—but it is fairly reasonably priced.  When teeth are chipped or even slightly decayed, using a bonding composite resin may be the best choice.  If small cavities are present, bonding can also be used as a tooth-colored filling.  Bonding is often used to help close gaps between the teeth and can also cover the entire outside surface of a tooth to help change the color or even the shape.   Cosmetic Dentist Near Me Fairhope AL


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