Hudson Valley Dentists Explain Different Cosmetic Procedures for Patients
Cosmetic dentistry is more than just teeth whitening! There are patients who suffer in their daily routine because of their smile, whether it’s because they don’t want others to see any imperfections or it’s holding them back from taking chances. Thankfully, your Hudson Valley dentists offer several cosmetic procedures in order to enhance a patient’s smile! You and your dentist will discuss which procedure works best for your teeth and begin working immediately to give you the smile you’ve always deserved!
Veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure that many celebrities receive in order to have a bright, white smile! Created from a thin, custom shell that’s made to look natural to the rest of your smile, veneers cover up the visual surface of your teeth to improve their appearance, like their color, shape or size. There are two kinds of shells that a patient can choose from—porcelain or composite. While porcelain last longer and are resistant to stains, composites are less expensive but don’t last as long as the former.
If a patient is missing one tooth or multiple teeth, dental bridges may be a quick solution! Your smile suffers for several reasons if there are teeth missing. Not only does it look unappealing, but the rest of your teeth suffer trying to fill in the empty spaces by shifting. This can cause serious dental issues over time, so filling in those empty slots are highly recommended. With dental bridges, your dentist creates porcelain crowns over the surrounding teeth between the gap while a false tooth is held in place underneath. This provides the illusion of a natural tooth for the rest of your teeth so there’s no shifting or misalignment.
Mentioned above, porcelain crowns cover the entire structure of a tooth in order to improve its appearance. Patients use this procedure in order to hide any sort of damage from tooth decay, chips or cracks to make their tooth look natural once more. Each crown is individually created for that specific tooth so nothing looks out of place to any onlookers. If properly taken care of, patients will have long-lasting, positive results!
Your Hudson Valley dentists offer several other cosmetic procedures at our office, so if you’d like to learn more, click here to request an appointment or consultation for one of our three locations nearest you!