5 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments to Consider

Oct 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Blog

Beautiful young woman showing cosmetic dentistry benefits.

While having a healthy smile is important to the longevity of your teeth, it’s equally important to have a smile you feel confident about showing off to others. Many dentists today offer cosmetic dentistry treatments as part of their practice to enhance individual’s smiles and improve their self-confidence. When deciding on which treatment is best suited for your needs, you must first consider your budget and the imperfections you’d like addressed. Each procedure brings a unique set of benefits. In some cases, multiple procedures can be combined into one treatment plan to provide a complete smile makeover.

Drs. Claudia and Alex Denes are a husband and wife team who will work together at their Fresno, CA studio to create the smile of your dreams. To book your appointment, contact our office today day online or give us a call at 559-297-1294.

Porcelain Veneers

Although this cosmetic dentistry comes with a higher price point, it can address multiple issues at once, making it a great investment into your smile. These thin porcelain shells are custom-made to fit over the front surface of your teeth to cover chips, cracks, stubborn stains, and gaps. Your veneers will be fashioned in such a way to match the natural aesthetics of your smile to deliver realistic results. Often called instant orthodontics, porcelain veneers can even help patients with mild dental misalignment and crooked teeth instantly achieve a straighter smile without months of orthodontics. When properly cared for, porcelain veneers can last decades.

Porcelain Onlays or Inlays

Occasionally, stains or cracks can occur within the cusps (biting surface) of your molars. This area has tiny grooves making it easy for dark-colored foods and beverages to leave their mark. At Fresno Dental Studio, we provide porcelain inlays and onlays to help cover a tooth. Inlays are designed to address the area between the cusps, while onlays are used when one or more cusp is affected, but not quite severe enough for a dental crown. Made from durable porcelain color-matched to your enamel, once in place, your inlay or onlay will blend beautifully with your tooth.

Composite Bonding

Also known as dental bonding, composite bonding offers the same great results as porcelain veneers at a more affordable price. During this procedure, Dr. Denes will use composite resin to cover teeth that are damaged or stained. Using a shade guide, the resin will be tinted to match your natural enamel. If you desire even more dramatic results, teeth whitening can be performed in advance to deliver an even brighter result. Although not as long-lasting as porcelain veneers, you can enjoy results for at least 10 to 15 years and retreatment can be performed in one office visit.

Dental Crowns

Your back teeth are designed to withstand a great amount of pressure, but over time, the enamel can begin to show signs of wear and tear. When a tooth is cracked, stained, decayed, or severely damaged, a custom-made dental crown will be fashioned to fit over the tooth to reinforce its structural integrity and provide aesthetically-pleasing results. Your natural tooth will be filed down so that the crown fits seamlessly with nearby teeth so as not to disrupt your natural bite.

Teeth Whitening

Having a whiter smile can take years off your appearance and make you look more attractive. With a smile you are proud of, you will find yourself smiling at every chance you get. Research has shown that people who smile more are viewed as trustworthy and friendly, and more likely to advance professionally and personally. With a professional teeth whitening treatment, you can lighten your teeth by six to eight shades and remove stains caused by the foods you eat in just one appointment. Discoloration that has occurred as a result of damage to the underlying layers of your teeth will need to be addressed with composite bonding or porcelain veneers.

Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry

To learn more about the cosmetic dentistry treatments we provide and which one would be best suited for you, call our office today at 559-297-1294 or simply fill out our online form.

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