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Cosmetic dentistry services are continually growing in popularity because an attractive smile portrays an intelligent, successful and friendly appeal that builds self-confidence and can open new doors of opportunity for work and life in general. Cosmetic dentists offer various treatments to help improve the appearance of broken, missing or stained teeth and to provide a brighter, whiter, natural-looking smile. Cosmetic dentistry services provide permanent and removable dental solutions for missing, discolored or decayed teeth.
Ignoring existing dental problems can allow a problem to become more serious. The loss of one or more teeth can create a multitude of negative consequences. The loss of teeth often results in diminished oral function and can create challenges in talking, laughing, eating and smiling. Bone loss can begin to occur which causes a caved in appearance and can create an aged look.
More than five million dental implants are placed by dentists each year, and they are one of the very best ways to restore missing teeth. Tooth implants offer lasting and durable support to man-made teeth and dental prosthetics, including dentures, bridges and crowns.
Teeth can be missing for many reasons including decay, trauma and congenitally missing teeth. Prosthetic solutions are used to replace one or more missing teeth or all the teeth utilizing a variety of methods, including permanent or removable crowns, bridges, and full or partial dentures.
Professional tooth whitening is the best solution for stained or discolored teeth, and a simple whitening procedure can significantly improve and brighten someone’s smile and their overall appearance. Each person has a unique situation, and there are several whitening options available.
Dental Implants for Missing Teeth
Full dental restoration can improve the patient’s quality of life and help them to regain full oral function once again. Implants provide a full mouth restoration for deteriorating teeth and operate similarly to a natural tooth. Implants look great and function normally. Dental Implants have become the most popular choice for full dental restoration because they perfectly restore complete oral operation. During this procedure, multiple implants can be positioned into the jaw bone to support a permanently fixed denture. The number of implants is determined by the condition of the existing jaw bone. Patients who do not have an adequate jaw bone but are in generally good health may be a good candidate for bone grafting. If a patient is not in good health, bone grafting would not be an option and conventional dentures may be considered the best alternative.
Dental Prosthetics Restore Beauty and Functionality
Prosthetics, such as crowns, bridges and permanent dentures, are positioned during the final step of the implant procedure. They are customized to fit the patient’s face and mouth. Until the final healing process has been completed, a temporary dental replacement will be used. The temporary dental appliance will be removed and replaced with a permanent bridge or crown, and the final implant appliance is typically permanent and non-removable. This permanent fixture allows for smooth talking and eating. A beautiful smile and a completely formed face is a benefit that accompanies the dental prosthetic process.
- Dental Crowns – Crowns are customized to match the natural color of the patient’s teeth and are created in the dental lab to conform to the face and jaw perfectly. The crown is placed at the end of the implant and looks and performs exactly as a natural tooth.
- Tooth Bridges – Bridges are similar to dental crowns and are used to fill in a dental gap caused by a missing tooth. The bridge is cemented onto the implant and is designed to match the natural color of the teeth.
- Permanent Dentures – Permanent dentures are an option for patients were missing all or most of their teeth. These dentures are permanently placed on the teeth supported by dental implants. Routine oral care and dental checkups should be continued as normal. Implants provide the patient with a strong, durable foundation for a natural looking prosthetic that looks and performs like natural teeth.
Teeth Whitening is Effective and Safe
Tooth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that is effective and safe for patients who have yellow or brown stains caused by age, food, heredity or tobacco. Simple whitening procedures require no anesthesia and can be completed at home with our custom whitening trays. There are multiple tooth whitening options that can be customized to match the needs of each patient. Over-the-counter trays and strips don’t offer the same level of success as the dentist, and they tend to be a waste of time and money. Professional whitening gives fast and obvious results.
Dr. Glenn offers the very best cosmetic dentistry services for patients who desire a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Missing, decaying, discolored or stained teeth can be completely restored and replaced with beautiful, fully-functioning teeth. The transformation that is available at Kirt M. Glenn, DMD PC is amazing. Why continue to hide in embarrassment when a free consultation can provide answers that will allow another beautiful smile to light up the room.
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