Chipped, cracked, deteriorating teeth are a problem a lot of people face at some point throughout their lives. The people who face these issues can suffer a plethora of problems both physically and mentally. Below we have outlined three cosmetic procedures that can help fix these problems and restore your beautiful smile.
Made from titanium, implants best adhere with living bone and tissue. They can be implanted with minimal threat of infection and are surgically placed into the jawbone below gum level. A titanium metal post acts as a replacement to the tooth’s root making for a more natural look and feel. Implants are good for replacing a single tooth, many teeth or for providing support for dentures.
Veneers are durable porcelain or composite resin shells that are bonded to the surface of your natural teeth. Their appearance imitates tooth enamel, is highly resistant to stains and reflects light the same way natural teeth do. The colour, texture and shape of the veneers are matched to your current smile for the most natural looking appearance possible.
Dental bonding uses composite resin to fill, reface and restructure teeth. A dentist will shape it and then use a high-intensity light to harden the plastic. The surface is then polished so it looks and feels like natural enamel. Bonding can change the colour, shape and length of teeth. It can also eliminate crowding, close up spaces and do many of the same things as veneers. However, bonding usually only lasts for five to eight years before it needs to be redone, but can be a more cost-effective solution in the short term.
If you need to improve your smile consider one of these options to help attain your desired smile.