If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your smile, there are a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can get the job done! The cosmetic procedure that is right for you will depend on exactly what aspect of your smile you’re trying to improve. In this article, we’ll talk about four of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures and what they can be used to fix! If you’re a resident of the Southern Maine region that is interested in a cosmetic procedure, please contact our team at Gentle Dental Maine to schedule a consultation at one of our offices!
Dental veneers are essentially tooth-shaped “shells” that are permanently affixed to the front surfaces of the natural teeth. Dental veneers are typically made out of either porcelain or composite resin, both of which look just like natural teeth. Veneers can be used to improve the look of chipped or broken teeth, gaps in your smile, misshapen teeth, and stains on the teeth that are resistant to traditional whitening methods.
Dental implants are used to completely replace teeth that are either missing or need to be extracted. Dental implants use a titanium post that replaces the tooth’s natural root and a replacement tooth that is molded to match the shape and appearance of the natural tooth it is replacing. Implants can be used as an alternative to dentures, as they are permanent, more natural looking, and improve the patient’s ability to eat and speak naturally.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is used to do exactly what the name would suggest: whiten the teeth. If your teeth are stained and you have not had any success using over-the-counter whitening products, you might have better luck with a professional teeth whitening service! Dentists have access to whitening products with more bleaching agents than you can buy over-the-counter, so they are more effective and long lasting.
Dental bonding can be used to repair chipped, cracked, misshapen, or stained teeth. Dental bonding involves the application of a composite resin material to the natural teeth in order to achieve the desired effects. Bonding can be used to repair chips or cracks in the teeth, conceal stains, change the shape of the teeth, fill in gaps between teeth, and more. Dental bonding is a versatile procedure that can be used to repair a wide range of cosmetic problems!
Contact Gentle Dental Maine
If you have any questions about these cosmetic dentistry services or would like to schedule a consultation at one of our offices in the Southern Maine region, please reach out to us today! We specialize in general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry services at each of our offices in South Portland, Biddeford, and Topsham. Give us a call today at whichever of our offices is most convenient to you, or if you’re not yet a patient with us, please fill out the new patient form on our website!