All About Cosmetic Dentistry – Part 1

If you’re like most people, decades of excess caffeine and sugar has altered the shade of your teeth. Luckily, these sorts of problems can be solved by cosmetic dentistry.

A beautiful and healthy set of teeth can give us self-confidence and strengthen our self-esteem, which is why dental practitioners perform cosmetic procedures. Dr. Levine has the skills and experience required to conduct cosmetic procedures that can help provide you with that smile you’ve always dreamed of. Over the following three blog posts, we’ll discuss several of the available options, the situations where they are most appropriate, and what they entail.

Crowns 

Crowns cover the entire surface of a tooth, enhancing the tooth’s shape, stability, and appearance. They can be made from one of the various different sorts of materials, and there are various reasons why someone might necessitate one. They include:

▪ Rebuilding a chipped tooth
▪ Topping a dental implant
▪ Protecting a fragile tooth from tooth decay
▪ Safeguarding a cracked tooth

So, how is a crown installed? First, Dr. Levine will take an X-ray of a tooth he thinks is at risk for disease or decay. He then will prepare the tooth in order to better fit the crown. Afterward, an impression of the tooth (which will act as a model for the crown) will be created and sent to a dental lab, where the permanent crown will be made. The patient will then be given a temporary crown to wear until the permanent one gets back from the lab.

With the right care and hygiene, a crown is capable of lasting for many years.

Dental Implants

There are indications that dental implants have been around since 600 AD. It is speculated that ancient Mayans implanted fake teeth by pounding tooth-shaped seashells into the jaw. Lucky for us, science has advanced substantially since then, and contemporary dental implants, constructed from titanium, are implanted with newer techniques. The titanium of the implants allows them to fuse to the bone thanks to osseointegration. Bone-loss typically occurs when a tooth is missing, but the dental implant inhibits this from happening.

Dental implants are an optimal solution for a patient who is missing one or many teeth. The process needs some time to finish, as the implants, which serve as the base of the new tooth, are surgically placed into the jawbone and necessitate a little time to heal before a crown is placed on top. When completed, the implant/crown combo flawlessly mirrors the appearance of a natural tooth.

Check back for the continuation of our series on the topic of cosmetic dentistry. While you wait, you can click here if you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Levine, Dr. Bers or Dr. Joshi and be sure to follow us on social media.


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