Cosmetic Dentist Southgate, Michigan
Cosmetic dentistry consists of many services that can help your smile. Whether you might need a porcelain crown for cracked tooth or just simply need a teeth whitening. Painless Dentistry serving Southgate, MI has your best smile in mind.
What are dental porcelain crowns?
Grinding your teeth, an improper bite, age, fillings, and tooth decay can all be contributing factors in the wearing down, cracking, or breakage of your teeth. Dental Porcelain Crowns cover the entire visible surface of your affected tooth and add strength, durability, and tooth stability. Your dentist will usually be able to spot problem areas in your mouth that might lead to tooth damage and a need for crowns. By selectively grinding the tips of your middle and back teeth (called cusps), your bite can be altered to reduce the stress on at-risk teeth.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front surfaces of teeth and improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth and can change the color, shape, size or length of the teeth. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. You and your dentist will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you.
What is tooth bonding?
Bonding is a white composite resin filling that can be placed in the back teeth as well as the front teeth. Composites are the solution for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements, and even changing the color of your teeth or reshaping teeth. Bonding will lighten any stains you may have, close minor gaps, and can be used to correct crooked teeth. Bonding will basically cover any natural flaws through an initial application of a thin coating of plastic material on the front surface of your teeth. The hardening material is sculpted and shaped and hardened with a high intensity light. The final bonding is polished for a final touch.
What is teeth whitening?
Whitening of the teeth is performed for patients who desire a brighter smile. Teeth whitening will reduce discoloration and staining, or simply provide the patient with whiter and brighter teeth.