Your Berkeley Cosmetic Dentistry Guide

Your Berkeley Cosmetic Dentistry Guide

Mar 01, 2021

A nice-looking smile can instill confidence in a person. However, most people struggleto get or maintain a beautiful smile. Thanks to the advancement in cosmetic dentistry, improving one’s smile is much easier nowadays.

Cosmetic dentistry brings about a whole new level to dentistry. With cosmetic dentistry, you can affordably and painlessly get a quick treatment that gives you a completely new look, smile, and appearance.

Cosmetic dental treatment can do many things, such as enhancing the teeth’s color, restoring bad teeth (crack, decay, or broken), replacing severely flawed teeth, removing unappealing spaces between teeth, and modifying the size and shape of teeth.

Categories of Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin films of ceramic placed on the surface of the teeth. They are what tiles or carpets are to the floor. They quickly improve your teeth’s look and thus give you a friendly smile without any complex procedures. Recently, many people have embraced them due to their simple process and versatility.

High precision, as well as technical skills, are required when placing the veneers. Their designs fit individual specifications and needs. The shells are undetectably thin, and therefore one cannot tell between them and natural teeth. Our dentist at the dental practice of James L Berkeypile, DMD, has the skills and expertise needed to provide dental veneers.

The good thing is that veneers are resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette stains. High-quality porcelain veneers can serve you well for over ten years if well maintained. Proper care involves dental care and preventive measures such as avoiding opening things.

  • Teeth Whitening

Discolored teeth can lower one’s self-confidence. Even so, all is not lost. If you have discolored teeth, there are several techniques to give your teeth a new look. The first step is to book an appointment with a dentist at Berkeley so that you can get expert advice on the most applicable whitening procedures.

Some people are happy with the results of just whitening toothpaste, while others may want to go the extra mile to brighten their smiles.

You can choose between professional teeth whitening at the dentist’s office, an at-home whitening system, or just whitening toothpaste. When buying any over-the-counter dental care products, you should ensure it has an ADA seal.

  • Inlays and Overlays

Inlays and onlays can be fabricated from various materials such as silver, gold, porcelain, or composite resin. Inlays are similar to fillings. They are applied over the damaged area of the tooth. Onlays, on the other hand, extend outwards on one or several cusps of the tooth.

Inlays and outlays are less complicated and thus require only two visits to the dentist. On the first visit, the damaged area is removed. Then, an impression of the tooth is made and sent to the laboratory. The decaying area is filled with a temporary sealant. On the second visit, the temporary cement is removed, and the inlay or onlay is applied.

  • Bonding

Bonding is a technique used to repair the exterior of damaged teeth. Some common problems that warrant dental bonding include a broken, discolored, crooked, or chipped tooth. A tooth-colored filling called composite is used for dental bonding. The filling bonds with the toot hand matches your natural teeth, thanks to the numerous composite colors.

Bonding isn’t as complex as the other procedures and can be achieved in only one appointment. It is also less expensive. On the contrary, it stains and breaks easily. In case of such a problem, it still is repairable in a single appointment, too.

  • Bridges

A dental bridge provides a tooth in an empty gap. Filling the missing space will improve your smile and oral functions. The bridge may be made from porcelain, gold, or an alloy. During a fitting, it is cemented to the neighboring teeth for support. A successful bridge depends on factors such as the health of the gums, bone, and supporting teeth.

If you need professional cosmetic dentistry, you should visit James L Berkeypile DMD, our dentist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Besides having an excellent team and state-of-the-art equipment, he has over 20 years of experience in dentistry.

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