Today’s aesthetic dentistry makes a breathtaking, vibrant smile easier than ever to attain. But the truth is, aesthetic dentistry is about so much more than the beauty of your smile. Every aesthetic solution, from using natural-looking materials for cavity repair to creating magnificent porcelain veneers to balance a bite, has a health benefit too.
A dental bridge will bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It is made up of two crowns to be placed over the teeth on either side of the gap – these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – and a false tooth/teeth in between. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
Crowns are the perfect restoration when a tooth is severely damaged, decayed or compromised aesthetically. A one to two-millimeter dimension all around the tooth and on top is removed to fit the crown while strengthening and preserving the remaining structure of the natural tooth. Each crown is handcrafted by technicians to mimic your natural teeth and to ensure maximum light translucency and color.
Inlays and onlays are used to correct decay in your teeth or replace existing metal fillings. They are made from composite resin or porcelain and are tooth colored. An onlay treats decay of several cusps (the protrusions that the tip of your tongue feels when touching your back teeth). An inlay treats decay in the cusps of a single tooth. Both restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers can provide the lasting results of a beautiful smile makeover. Many cosmetic dental issues – chipped, gapped, stained, aged or misaligned teeth – can be resolved with porcelain veneers. During treatment, we will take an impression which will be sent to a skilled dental laboratory technician to fabricate the wafer thin porcelain. In the meantime, you will wear temporary veneers to try out your new smile. A few weeks later, the veneers are placed and if you approve of them, they will be bonded to the teeth. Porcelain veneers are as strong as your own teeth and can resist future discoloration and chipping.
If you are in search of cosmetic dentistry in Bartlesville, OK, give our office a call today!