Get a Smile You Love
Anyone with visible imperfections in their smile might understand not loving the way their teeth look. However, with a little help from your dentist and cosmetic dentistry, you can renew your smile and overhaul your look to improve your self-confidence and make face-to-face interactions more enjoyable. Find out more about some common cosmetic dentistry procedures and what they can do for you with Dr. Jason Dyson at Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park, TX.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures in Cedar Park, TX
- Porcelain Veneers: Dental veneers fit over the front surface of the tooth to correct its imperfections. Veneers can benefit patients who have imperfections in their teeth such as chips, cracks, discolorations, yellowing, uneven teeth or even small gaps or overlaps. Dentists prepare the teeth to receive veneers by removing a small layer of enamel to roughen the surface of the tooth and make room for the depth of the veneer.
- Dental Bridges: Dental bridges replace a missing tooth. The prosthetic itself looks like three teeth in a row. The bridge has dental crowns on either side and the middle prosthetic tooth fits into place above the gum line, within the gap left behind by your missing tooth.
- Dental Crowns: Dental crowns fit over a tooth, usually to protect it from damage if it is compromised or broken. However, crowns can also hold a dental bridge in place, improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth, stabilize a tooth with a large filling (such as after a root canal), or even replace a missing tooth by covering a dental implant. Your dentist can help you determine which use for a dental crown would benefit your smile.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants are the most permanent and effective tooth replacement options available. This is a surgical procedure which uses the jawbone underneath your missing tooth as a foundation on which to anchor the implant. The implant’s fixture, a small titanium post, replaces your tooth’s root while a dental crown fitted on top replaces your tooth itself.
Dentists normally require the help of a dental laboratory during the design and creation of a dental implant. The process takes about two weeks. This requires a dental appointment beforehand to take the impression of the mouth used during the design process and an appointment after the restoration returns to your dentist’s office to place it.
For more information on cosmetic dentistry, please contact Dr. Dyson at Parmer Oaks Dental Care in Cedar Park, TX. Call (512) 528-8900 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Dyson today!