Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry
This treatment involves applying a composite material to teeth and hardening it in place. Some popular uses of bonding include changing the shape of teeth, hiding discoloration, protecting teeth and normalizing spacing. The soft composite resin is tinted to match the natural enamel, molded into place, hardened with a special light, and then trimmed and polished to a smooth finish.
Inlays and onlays are also known as indirect fillings. Instead of being made through the placement of soft composite or mercury amalgam into the tooth with subsequent hardening, indirect fillings are made outside of the mouth and then bonded into place afterwards. Metal inlays and onlays are available, but ones used for the front teeth are normally made of porcelain for a more natural, aesthetic preservation. These fillings are highly durable and can last for many years.
This fast procedure can greatly reduce or eliminate numerous surface stains, including those caused by coffee, wine, tea and tobacco. Some whitening treatments, such as Zoom whitening, can be used repeatedly to further brighten teeth. Many patients choose to undergo whitening regularly to maintain their smile.
Other popular cosmetic dental procedures include veneers, crowns, dental implants and Invisalign. There is virtually no limit to the aesthetic changes that can be achieved with this dental specialty. At a consultation with our expert in Smile makeover in West Hollywood, patients can learn more about how the latest cosmetic dental treatments can benefit them.
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