08 Jul What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Sometimes, we have patients call the office of our Boynton Beach dental practice to ask what we mean when we talk about cosmetic dentistry. Our new Boca Raton dental office often gets the same question. Basically, the term cosmetic dentistry refers to anything that can help you improve the look of your smile.
If you often feel envious when you watch TV and see all the gleaming white smiles, you might want to consider talking to Boynton Beach dentist Dr. Rosemary Baghdassarian. She and the team at H.A.B. Dental, which has a Boca Raton location in addition to the original Boynton Beach office.
Two of the many services that would be considered cosmetic dentistry at H.A.B. Dental are:
As the experts at WebMD explain, “Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surface of teeth. Bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length, veneers can be made from porcelain or resin composite. Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color or shape compared to crowns, but the process is not reversible.”
If you have a tooth that has been damaged or has been weakened, you may need a crown. Think of it as a custom-tailored cover that can not only protect the tooth’s root but also improve the look of the tooth. “Most crowns last five to 15 years and can be made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic. Before a crown is seated, the existing tooth is filed down; then the crown is cemented over it, fully encasing the tooth.”
You can also ask the professionals at HAB Dental in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton about other cosmetic dentistry procedures, including:
If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry and what it can do for you, contact HAB Dental.