Cosmetic dentistry is the term used to refer to a comprehensive range of dental procedures that are performed to enhance the appearance of the smile and teeth. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can also be used to improve the functionality of teeth. The Everett, WA general and cosmetic dentistry specialists enhance the functionality and appearance of teeth through cosmetic bonding, crowns, bridges, braces, veneers, teeth whitening, personalized teeth staining, and Invisalign.
Teeth whitening is also commonly referred to as teeth bleaching. Teeth whitening involves the bleaching of the outer surface of teeth, which can be done at the dentist’s office or home. At the dentist’s office, the procedure can be completed in a single or several visits depending on the severity of the staining or discoloration. At home, the process will take several days of using the provided supplies such as gels or toothpaste tube before the change can be noticed. You need to use a teeth whitening kit as directed by the dentist. Internal teeth whitening services are also available for individuals with stained internal tooth surfaces or who suffer from darkening teeth after undergoing a root canal. The change in the teeth’s appearance is noticeable immediately the procedure is completed by the dentist. Teeth whitening is a lifesaver for many people who are obsessed with the appearance of their teeth but cannot keep off beverages like tea, coffee, or smoking.
Esthetic fillings and restorations
Esthetic fillings are commonly known as colored teeth fillings. The colored fillings are mostly made from gold or silver amalgams as they contain very little mercury contents, and they are environmentally friendly. The contemporary esthetic fillings do not require excessive removal of the existing tooth structure when being fixed. The colored fillings bond seamlessly with the natural teeth hence increasing the durability and strength of the tooth. Fillings made from silver amalgam don’t bond easily with teeth; hence they require a technique that requires extra care and sensitivity during placement. The placement process for colored teeth fillings requires a well-qualified and skilled dentist. The dentists should also be comfortable and up to date with the contemporary filling materials. Previously installed teeth fillings can be replaced with the new colored fillings giving your mouth a new smile and appearance.
Veneers are thin shells made from ceramic or porcelain used for restoring the natural appearance of teeth. Veneers are placed and bonded on the front surface of the existing tooth structure. Veneers are used to cover existing teeth disorders like misaligned teeth, gaps, crooked, stained, or discolored teeth. Stained or discolored teeth that are far beyond being restored using teeth whitening or bleaching can be transformed using dental veneers. Veneers are bonded to teeth in a manner that they resemble the natural appearance of teeth hence making them visually undetectable.
Invisalign is a contemporary technique of straightening crooked or misaligned teeth that makes use of custom-made aligners. The aligners are made using invisible plastic material, which makes them smooth, visually undetectable, and comfortable to wear. The aligners will gradually straighten the teeth by gently repositioning them into their right position. The aligners are effective when used according to the personalized movements directed by your dentist. The Invisalign are worn during the set duration of time and changed after several weeks, depending on the dentist’s recommendations until the teeth are finally straightened as desired.