Dental Procedures

Today, cosmetic dentistry has encouraged millions of people to have their teeth structure remodeled and redone for the sake of a more charming smile. Even for a negligible misalignment, people are approaching cosmetic dentists to get an expensive procedure done. Nevertheless, no one can question his or her need for perfection. In addition, if they can afford it then it is just a matter of choice.

Over the past few years, cosmetic dentistry has outgrown its status by leaps and bounds. As of today, cosmetic dentistry outranks other forms of cosmetic treatments and therapies present out there.

This growing demand for cosmetic treatments has, in turn, resulted in a growing demand for expert and experienced cosmetic dentists. The success of any dental procedure depends on the expertise and knowledge of your dentist. And when it comes to cosmetic dental procedures, the rate of risk and cost involved are far higher.

Before opting for any sort of cosmetic dental treatment, you should make a thorough cost-benefit analysis. You should also evaluate the risks involved, in terms of both money as well as dental safety. You can cover your normal dental treatments with a dental insurance plan but note that cosmetic treatments are not covered by insurance plans.

However, there are certain private companies that provide coverage for elective cosmetic procedures in return for a high premium. Hence, your primary issue is to try and learn whether there are any options to secure at least a partial cover for your treatment. You can search for better options through online sources. Alternatively, you may take suggestions from your cosmetic dentist in this regard.

Your next priority should be choosing the right type of cosmetic program that satisfies your needs best. As you might have learned before, the success of a cosmetic procedure depends on the capability of the cosmetic surgeon.

In addition, it depends on how fast your teeth can react to various treatment modalities. Again, your cosmetic dentist can judge this reaction rate after studying the structure and condition of your teeth and gums. Hence, you can say that you are entirely dependent on the competence of your dentist when it comes to cosmetic procedures.

Thus, your primary responsibility is to choose a good dentist for your treatment plan. You can set out by creating a list of known cosmetic dentists in your state. You can have a free preliminary consultation or inquiry wherein you will be briefed about your treatment possibilities, total cost involved, success rate and chances of failure.

Once you have discussed the issue quite well, you can make your own investigation through online sources. The fact is there are different treatment techniques and equipment available to treat a single issue. In addition, among these options, you should choose something that best suits your dental condition.

There are reputed medical sites dedicated to dental issues, and they can provide you with real answers. You can also discuss the issue with patients who have had cosmetic treatments done in the past.

As popularity grows for cosmetic dentistry treatments, Cosmetic Dentists are finding that more and more people are requesting cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic Dental treatments cover a wide variety of dental treatments all done in dental practice. This article covers some of the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments available at a cosmetic dentist.

Porcelain Veneers

One of the most popular and well known cosmetic dentistry treatments is porcelain veneers. These can completely revitalize your smile and make you confident to smile! Porcelain veneers are great for hiding crooked, gappy, worn or broken teeth. They are great and produce amazing instant results.

Changing the appearance of your smile is easier than ever with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin layers of tooth-colored material that can be bonded to your teeth to change their shape, size, alignment, or color. Porcelain veneers can repair chips and cracks, hide discoloration, and straighten crooked teeth. If your smile is in need of a new look, porcelain veneers may be the answer. They look completely natural and very little tooth structure needs to be removed in order for them to be placed. To learn more about porcelain veneers, contact our Austin office today!

Instant Orthodontics” with Porcelain Veneers

If you have always wanted straighter teeth but do not want to endure traditional braces, porcelain veneers – also referred to as “instant orthodontics” – are a quick and effective alternative. While braces are often associated with discomfort and years of treatment, instant orthodontics can give adults straight smiles in just a few short appointments! At our Austin practice, instant orthodontics is a procedure in which we use porcelain veneers to alter the alignment and shape of your teeth. A smile that was once marred by crooked teeth can appear flawless when veneers are used as instant orthodontics. Even significantly crooked teeth can be corrected. Porcelain veneers are easy to customize, so your correction will look natural and attractive. Check out what instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers can do for your smile.

Porcelain Crowns or Dental Crowns

Similar to porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns are often used to protect or rebuild damaged or worn teeth. Porcelain crowns have the aesthetics of porcelain veneers but are stronger as they cover all the tooth structure. Porcelain crowns are only needed if there is not enough tooth structure for dental veneers.

Porcelain Bridges or Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They can replace one to five teeth. Dental bridges are fixed to normally 2 abutment teeth with the replacement teeth in the middle. Porcelain bridges tend to be used where cosmetics are important. Porcelain bridges are more aesthetic than standard bridges.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are another way of replacing teeth. With dental implants, you can replace one to all your teeth. Dental implants do not depend on abutment teeth unlike dental bridges, but you need to have a good jaw bone to support dental implants. Dental implants are very successful.

Orthodontics and Clear braces

A very popular way to correct crooked or gappy teeth is braces or orthodontics. They are many types of braces available. Clear braces are removable; the most popular types are Inman aligners, Clear step and Invisalign. Traditional orthodontics includes fixed braces such as Damon or ceramic braces. Your orthodontist or cosmetic dentist can tell you what brace is best for you.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is used for a variety of structural as well as cosmetic purposes. Utilizing a composite ceramic resin, chipped, broken, or cracked teeth can be safely restored. Dental bonding can fill in gaps, and reshape or recolor your smile.

The dental bonding procedure begins with one of our dentists texturizing the tooth’s enamel; this will roughen the surface and allow the resin to bond properly to the tooth. The resin is then placed on the tooth and high-intensity light is used to cure the resin onto your tooth. The process is done in layers – each layer of resin hardens in just minutes. The final coat is then sculpted to fit your tooth and is polished.

The bonding material comes in many shades, allowing us to match it to your natural tooth color. The dental bonding procedure will take slightly longer than a traditional filling due to the layering process. However, the finished result looks and feels incredibly natural. Typically, at our  Austin practice, dental bonding takes one to two hours depending on the extent of treatment required.