Nowadays you don’t go to the dentist just to have your teeth cleaned or a root canal performed. The use of impressive dental technology has made possible almost all kinds of treatments, whether in the scope of general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry. Whether you need whiter teeth, sturdy and natural-looking dental implants, or porcelain veneers, the right dental procedures can easily give you your smile back. Modern Dental Care is a careful blend of High-Tech procedures with old-fashioned care.
The Latest Breakthroughs in Cosmetic Dentistry
Perhaps one of the areas in dentistry which have seen a lot of advancements in recent years is cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is concerned mainly in enhancing the look of a person’s teeth, mouth, and smile. The procedures undertaken in cosmetic dentistry are done both for aesthetic and restorative purposes. Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry services involve the following:
A bright smile is impossible without a clean and white set of teeth. Teeth whitening procedures are performed in order to whiten stained or yellowed teeth. Certain types of teeth bleaching agents are used during each procedure, depending on the patient’s lifestyle and level of teeth sensitivity. There are also teeth whitening procedures which you can do at home, although the instructions are oftentimes prescribed by your trusted dentist well in advance.
Veneers and Lumineers
Veneers and lumineers are an ideal solutions for stained or broken teeth, as well as in treating tooth gaps and serious teeth discoloration. Porcelain veneers are known to be more reliable than bonding and are stain resistant as well. The veneer bonds completely into the tooth structure so that the natural look and feel of your teeth are restored.
Lumineers on the other hand are thin porcelain veneers. Since they are thinner than regular veneers, they can preserve your tooth better while giving it a more beautiful and natural-looking appearance. Lumineers are used to treat a wide range of dental problems including broken teeth, crooked teeth, tooth gaps, and teeth stains, among many others.
Dental caries (tooth decay) can be diagnosed earlier with digital technology than with conventional film-based dental X-rays. Therefore, if you need a filling to repair the damage from decay, the earlier diagnosis usually means a smaller restoration (filling) than before. Another major advantage of digital dental X-rays is the amount of radiation needed to take the image is significantly reduced. Patients can now clearly see their X-rays on large computer monitors in each dental room. We can also greatly magnify a digital X-ray image to better explain dental problems to our patients.