Cosmetic dentistry is one of the many services that we provide here at Villago. From subtle changes to major repairs there are a variety of procedures your dentist can perform to improve your smile. Whether your teeth are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing, your dentist can give you a movie star smile.
Here are just a few cosmetic procedures:
Bleaching or teeth whitening is a common chemical process to turn your teeth pearly white. Tooth discoloration occurs in the enamel and can be caused by medication, sugary drinks, wine and cigarettes. Discoloration can also be a result of old age. Bleaching is a relatively short procedure which can be performed in the office. There are also several methods available to bleach your teeth at home. Whitening done at home typically takes 2 to 4 weeks.
Bonding is a procedure that utilizes tooth-colored material that fills in gaps or changes the color of teeth. Requiring a single office visit, bonding can last several years. One of the downsides to bonding is that it is more susceptible to staining and chipping than other forms of restoration. Bonding can also be used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities.
When a tooth is damaged from decay crowns or caps can be used to cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance. Due to their cost, crowns are only used when are other procedures are not effective.
Contouring and Reshaping
Tooth reshaping is a procedure that corrects crooked, chipped or irregularly shaped teeth in a single session. Not to be confused with orthodontia, contouring is ideal for patients with normal, healthy teeth who want to make subtle changes to their smile. Consult with you dentist to go over your options and to see if you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry.