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5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options for a Radiant Smile

5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options for a Radiant Smile

 

Do you feel like your smile has been compromised over time because of your teeth? Maybe they’ve developed chips and cracks, have become stained or discolored, or have so many fillings they’re in danger of breaking.

If any of these describe your situation, you’re in luck. EZ Dental Clinic in Bellevue, Washington, with its expert team of dental providers, has an array of cosmetic dentistry options that can jazz up your smile and your self-confidence. Here’s how.

5 popular cosmetic dentistry options for a radiant smile

Which treatment you need depends on what your underlying issue is.

1. Dental bonding

Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material to change a tooth’s shape, size, or color.

Bonding can be used to:

The material used is the same used in functional and restorative dentistry to:

Dental bonding is relatively inexpensive and a great way to give your smile a boost.

2. Veneers

Dental veneers are thin porcelain coverings that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth, especially the more visible front teeth, to cover a range of aesthetic imperfections.

Veneers can improve the appearance of:

One caveat is that veneers are only an option if your mouth is otherwise healthy. If you have large cavities, infections, or gum disease, the dentist will need to treat these before he can place veneers.

3. Crowns

Dental crowns can be both a cosmetic or a functional restoration option. A replica of the portion of the tooth that sits above the gum line, crowns improve your teeth's appearance while restoring teeth badly damaged by decay or trauma.

The dentist places dental crowns, also called “caps,” over your remaining tooth or root to preserve the tooth’s structure while restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance.

Dental crowns are commonly used to:

Crowns can be made from metals, porcelain, ceramics, or resin; resin is usually the material of choice. Metals are used only on back teeth where the color won’t show, while porcelain may crack too easily if you bite down hard.

4. Bridges

If you have one or more missing teeth, the dentist can close — or bridge — the gap with a dental bridge. The bridge contains a false tooth (a pontic) held in place with cement to the teeth on either side of the gap, or to dental crowns, if those teeth are also missing.

Pontics are most often made from porcelain, as they aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth.

5. Teeth whitening

If your teeth are dingy or stained, EZ Dental Clinic makes it easy to get them white and dazzling again with at-home whitening kits. We provide you with everything you need, including the hydrogen peroxide gel (active ingredient) and custom-designed gel trays, to lighten and whiten your discolored teeth.

We recommend you follow these instructions:

And if your teeth become discolored again, you can always do a touch-up.

Has your smile become less than radiant? EZ Dental Clinic’s cosmetic dentistry options can spruce that right up. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call our office at 425-746-6090, or book online with us today.

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