If your smile is less than perfect, your Las Vegas Dentist can perform any number of procedures on your teeth and gums that will give you the beautiful smile you desire. Cosmetic dentistry is a specialty area that some dentists specialize in and the procedures performed have the goal of treating the appearance of the teeth, whereas the goal of a regular dentist is to correct problems with teeth and gums in an effort to improve oral health. Of course, your teeth and gums must be healthy in order to have cosmetic procedures performed on them. With the array of specialty procedures that can correct problems including; veneers, crowns, and implants, in addition to whitening, a beautiful smile can be yours.
One procedure commonly performed by Dentists In Las Vegas is the application of veneers. These are made from resin or porcelain, and they are applied to the teeth as thin shells. The shell is applied to the teeth using cement that is hardened using special lighting. Veneers can correct a number of problems, including chips or gapped teeth. They can also change the size and the shape of the teeth to make them more uniform. Veneers will also correct color imperfections, as the veneer is applied over the entire tooth. This is a popular procedure because the results are very natural appearing.
Crowns are tooth shaped, and they are applied either over an existing tooth or attached to a post that has been implanted into the gum. Your Las Vegas Dentist uses them to replace missing teeth, and to cover unsightly chips or areas of decay. Crowns are made of many different types of materials, including metal, porcelain, or a combination of the two. They can also be constructed of porcelain, which is the most natural appearing type of material that can be used for crowns.
Las Vegas dentists also commonly use implants in cosmetic dentistry procedures. They are used in conjunction with crowns in most cases, and they replace missing teeth. A single tooth can be replaced, or several in a row can be replaced using implants and a bridge. An implant is a metal post that is placed in the jawbone. After the implant has become fully integrated into the jawbone, a process that takes several months, a crown is placed on the post. During the period that the implant is being integrated into the jaw, a temporary tooth is affixed to the implant so that the patient is not left without a tooth.
Whitening And Bleaching
Patients frequently request their Dentists In Las Vegas to whiten or bleach their teeth. These are two different procedures. Bleaching will remove stains from teeth, and make them several shades lighter in most cases. Whitening will restore the natural color to teeth, making them appear less yellow or stained. Many of the types of whiteners and bleaches commonly used require a special light that is necessary for accelerating the bleaching or whitening process. Regular bleaching or whitening will make your smile remain bright.
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