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What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Offer You

If you are unhappy with your teeth, you are not alone. Millions of Americans do not like the color or shape of their teeth. If this sounds like you, you shouldn’t hesitate to talk to your dentist about cosmetic dentistry. As dental technology has become more and more advanced, cosmetic procedures have become more effective at improving the appearance of your teeth. In fact, there are a variety of different options you have today that can improve how your teeth look. Talk to your Huntsville, AL dentist today about cosmetic dentistry if you are unhappy with how your teeth look.

Teeth Whitening

One of the most popular ways to improve the appearance of your teeth is through a teeth whitening procedure. The quickest and most effective way to do this is to have your dentist perform the procedure in a single quick appointment in his or her office. He or she will use a combination of whitening gel and a special light or laser to significantly whiten your teeth in a relatively short amount of time. If you do not want to spend the money on an in-office procedure, your dentist can also provide you with a customized take-home whitening kit. He or she will take a detailed impression of your teeth in order to create a set of whitening trays that will fit perfectly to your teeth. When you are at home, you will fill the trays with whitening gel and wear them on your teeth for about an hour. After doing this every day for approximately two weeks, your teeth will have become much whiter. 

Dental Veneers

Another popular way to improve the appearance of your teeth is through the use of dental veneers. Veneers are thin custom-fitted shells of tooth-colored material that are directly attached to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. To put veneers on, your dentist will first have to remove about ½ millimeter of enamel from the front of your teeth. An impression will then be taken of the area, which is sent to a dental lab. Once your veneers are ready, your dentist will use a special cement to permanently attach them to your teeth. They will then cover any small gaps in your teeth and give them an improved color. 

Dental Crowns

If you have a single tooth that is chipped, broken or otherwise disfigured, your dentist may correct the problem by using a dental crown. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is installed on top of a tooth to improve its size, shape, strength and/or appearance. To put a crown in, your dentist will first have to reduce the size of the tooth in order to ensure there is enough room for the crown to fit. After an impression is taken and the crown is created your dentist will use a special cement to secure the crown in place. Once put in, a crown will both look and function like any of your natural teeth. 

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment, contact your dentist in Huntsville, AL at (888) 860-5114 today.