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Top 5 Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Dental procedures are a great way to enhance one’s smile. Boca Cosmetic Dentists provides a wide variety of dental procedure for patients. Cosmetic dentistry is used to improve the appearance of teeth, gums and one’s bite. Other services include color, shape, size, and alignment, which can make for a great smile. Although these types of services are not required, many patients have a strong desire to improve their smile.

Top Five Dental Procedures:

Teeth Whitening
Implants
Gum Contouring
Composite Bonding
Veneers

Teeth Whitening

Patients who are looking to whiten their teeth are looking to improve the color of their teeth. This procedure is one of the most basic procedures performed on patients. Once plaque, tartar, and other debris are cleaned from the surface of each tooth, the whitening process can begin. Although this is not a required or necessary procedure, a patient may want to improve the color of their teeth. Teeth can become stained from beverages such as coffee, red wine, and food which results in discoloration. Patients can have the whitening procedure done in one to three office visits. The dentist can also provide an in-home whitening kit. An at-home whitening kit is a great option for patients who have busy schedules. The dentist first applies a protective gel to the gums or a rubber shield for protection. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth which are followed by an activated laser light that will shine a light on the teeth.

Implants

This procedure is done to replace teeth after a tooth loss. Patients who want this procedure have lost a tooth, or they may be suffering from periodontal disease. This dental procedure is done by inserting a small titanium screw at the jaw site of the missing tooth. The titanium screw then supports the crown. The implants are put into place and then secured permanently into place. Once the procedure is complete, patients will need to practice diligent oral hygiene to keep the area clean. It is essential to speak with a dentist for patient qualification. There are many people who may not qualify because of certain diseases.

Gum Contouring

Patients may look in the mirror and realize that their gums rest too low or too high on their teeth. In order to improve this on a patient, they can go through a procedure known as gum contouring. This is also referred to as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting which improves the gums. The results of this will even out the gum line and improve the smile. Patients may want this cosmetic procedure done as a result of genetics, certain health issues, or taking prescription medication. The dentist or oral surgeon will use a local anesthetic and a laser to shape a more uniform gumline. Once completed, patients will need to care for the treated area. Some patients may be required to wear a dressing over the area before the operation. They will experience minor swelling or pain, but this will decrease as the gum begins to heal.

Composite Bonding

This procedure occurs when the composite resin is shaped and molded onto the teeth to make a whiter and straighter smile. Patients may want to consider composite bonding in order to repair a chipped tooth, gapped teeth, and stains on teeth and fillings. Composite bonding can be completed in one visit which is convenient. The dentist begins by removing some surface enamel and then will add the bonding agent material. The composite resin cures the area with a special light and completes the process by polishing the teeth. The area worked on will not require regular attention; only regular checkups and daily oral care are important to continue.

Veneers

Patients who have severely discolored or chipped teeth may want to consider this procedure. Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are constructed to fit over the teeth. For patients dealing with these issues, this procedure can fix these issues and result in a durable smile. The dentist removes a small amount of tooth from the surface in order to allow for placement of the veneer. Then an impression is taken of the tooth and sent to a lab and is finally formed to fit the tooth and mouth. Finally, the veneer is bonded with resin cement. Caring for the area of the procedure requires flossing and the use of the toothbrush in order to remove debris and plaque bacteria.

Boca Cosmetic Dentist is South Florida’s premier dentist office. We can provide all of a patient’s cosmetic dentistry needs for building a more confident and better smile! Call and schedule an appointment today with this cosmetic dentist in Boca at (561) 999-0889.
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