Cosmetic dental care specializes in enhancing your smile while also maintaining dental health. It is a field that includes various procedures that improve your oral health and your appearance.
Although cosmetic dental care is thought to only focus on smile enhancement, cosmetic dental treatments also provide restorative benefits.
Types of Cosmetic Dental Care Procedures
The most common cosmetic dental care procedures we offer at Alencar Family Dentistry are:
Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic dental care procedure that involves a meticulous cleaning of your teeth and gums to get rid of any plaque or tartar that might be causing damage, as well as using a whitening solution that can brighten your teeth by up to 8 shades.
Composite dental bonding is one of the most efficient techniques for treating minor tooth decay issues. More commonly referred to as "bonding," the procedure involves removing the decayed or damaged areas in a tooth and then restructuring and reshaping the tooth with a bonding agent.
Dental veneers are customizable caps that cover the front part of the teeth to cover imperfections. They are customized to resemble your natural teeth and made of a solid medical-grade ceramic material.
Dental implants are one of the most common teeth replacement procedures. During the implant procedure, our dentist fixes a screw into your jawbone. The implant is allowed to fuse with a jawbone (for about 3-4 months) and then covered with a crown.
Onlays and inlays are most commonly known as indirect fillings. They are fabricated in dental labs and designed to match the shape of your teeth perfectly.
Indirect fillings are typically used when the remaining portion of the tooth is not able to support a conventional filling. When the tooth's cusps are in good condition, inlays can be directly placed on the tooth's surface. On the other hand, when a major portion of the cusp of a tooth is damaged, onlays can be used to restore the tooth to its original shape.
If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dental care and enhancing your smile, do not hesitate to give us a call at (757) 546-0301 and schedule an appointment. Dr. Jayme A. Oliveira Filho will go over all the possible options with you and help you achieve the smile you want.