Showing off your best smile can make you feel more confident, boost your self-esteem, and help you enjoy social interactions without worrying about the way your teeth look. Your cosmetic dentist can help you find the best dental procedures to give you the look you want and help you feel like you can smile and laugh freely. Find out about some cosmetic density procedures which could benefit you with Dr. Arthur Benson at his family dentistry practice in Akron, OH.
What are some common cosmetic dentistry procedures?
- Bonding and Contouring: Dental bonding is a procedure which repairs small chips or other imperfections in the teeth. The procedure takes only minutes. Your dentist will prepare the tooth with an etching solution, then mold the bonding materials directly onto the tooth, manipulating them into the right shape, then using dental contouring, which uses a dental drill with various bits, to reshape the tooth.
- Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is a fast, simple procedure which packs a big punch and provides dramatic results. Your Akron dentist will apply a whitening gel to the teeth where it remains for about an hour. After the allotted time, your dentist removes the gel and your treatment comes to an end. You will notice immediate results and a brighter, whiter smile.
- Veneers: Veneers placed over the teeth’s surfaces masks the tooth’s imperfections and provides a new, improved appearance. This procedure can change the length, shape, width, and color of a tooth and often treats issues like chipped, cracked, too-narrow, slightly misaligned or gapped, and yellowed or stained teeth.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants replace a missing tooth permanently and effectively. This procedure uses your body’s natural healing abilities to hold the implant in place. Your dentist places the implant directly into the jawbone, where, after adequate healing time, the bone grows around the implant, anchoring it into place and reproducing the missing tooth’s root. A crown covers the implant to replace the missing tooth itself.
For more information on these cosmetic dentistry procedures or more, please contact Dr. Benson at his family dentistry practice in Akron, OH. Call (330) 666-8757 to schedule your appointment today!