Five Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures in Lighthouse Point

Our cosmetic dentists at Sedation Dental Spa offer a full menu of pain-free cosmetic dental procedures. Visit us to see the things we can do to give a radiant smile.

 

Important Developments for Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Cosmetic dentistry is aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. Appearance is compromised by discoloration, misalignment, chips or other damage, gaps, and crowding.

 

Two of the most significant developments in the field of cosmetic dental care are (1) acceptance and popularity of dental aesthetics among adults and (2) new sedation dentistry methods.

 

In a recent Harris Poll of 15,000 adults, 25% said they didn’t smile because they were embarrassed by the appearance of their teeth. They would seek cosmetic dental work if they could. In the past, cosmetic dentistry (e.g. braces) was generally perceived as a treatment for teens.

 

Also, many of those who would not consider cosmetic dental to overcome their embarrassment avoided it because of a common fear of pain. Some have more intense fear than others.

 

Nowadays, dentists, including Sedation Dental Spa of South Florida, employ conscious sedation (“twilight sedation”) to deal with anxiety and suppress pain.

 

Please do not let your dental anxiety lead you to put off cosmetic dental care. It is painless and you will be pleased with the results.

 

Five Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Our cosmetic dentists provide many cosmetic procedures including the following.

 

Veneers

Veneers are a popular treatment for discolored or damaged teeth enamel. A thin layer of porcelain material is bonded to your tooth. It is colored to match your natural undamaged teeth.

 

While resins are sometimes applied, porcelain is preferred because of its versatility, hardness, translucency, and durability.

 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial replacement teeth that are anchored into your jaw bone as your natural teeth are. They are fused to your bone permanently. They are made to match your natural teeth.

 

A titanium implant fixture is embedded in your jaw bone. It serves as a durable anchor for your artificial tooth.

 

Dental Crowns

Crowns are caps installed over your natural teeth for a variety of reasons

 

Crowns are usually made of gold, but also include porcelains, resins, and ceramics. Crowns typically last 5 to15 years before a replacement is necessary.

 

Bridges

Sometimes, an unsightly gap exists between your teeth. They can occur as a result of missing teeth, tooth misalignment, or injury.

 

A gap is often filled by a bridge between two abutment teeth. The abutment teeth can be either implants or natural teeth.

 

A bridge is made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or any combination thereof.

 

Teeth Whitening

There are several advertised do-it-yourself teeth whitening products. The efficacy and safety of these products are uneven at best. Some teeth whitening products can lead to tooth sensitivity and root damage.

 

Professional teeth bleaching is far superior to those DYI kits. Professional teeth whitening can make your teeth up to 8 shades whiter. Lighthouse Point cosmetic dentists are trained to recognize and prevent possible side effects of a whitening process.

 

Conclusion

Our Lighthouse Point cosmetic dentists at Sedation Dental Spa are here to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. We are experts in all cosmetic dental procedures. Please visit us for consultation.