Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving your smile's appearance through various dental procedures. At Sheffield Square Dental Care, these procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, and dental implants. While cosmetic dental treatments focus on improving the aesthetics of your teeth, they also improve your oral health. The treatments and techniques used in cosmetic dentistry are designed to enhance teeth' shape, size, color, and alignment, creating a more attractive and aesthetically pleasing smile. These treatments can provide individuals with a more confident and radiant smile, positively impacting their self-esteem and overall well-being.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Teeth whitening is one of the most common and popular cosmetic dental treatments. Over time, teeth can become stained or discolored due to various factors, such as smoking, coffee, tea, wine, soda, etc. Professional teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades in just one visit.
Dental bonding is a type of tooth-colored resin bonded to the teeth to fill in gaps, cover stains, repair chips and cracks, and even out the shape of the teeth.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They fix chipped, cracked, misaligned, gapped, or crooked teeth. They can also be used to cover stains and other imperfections.
Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown is a cap placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. It can also help strengthen and protect a weak tooth from further damage. Bridges replace missing teeth by anchoring an artificial tooth in place using crowns on either side of the missing tooth.
The Benefit of Cosmetic Dentistry
A beautiful smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence. Feeling good about your teeth and smiling makes you more likely to interact with others and engage in social situations without feeling self-conscious.
Cosmetic dentistry can address various aesthetic issues, such as stained or discolored teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, gaps between teeth, and misaligned teeth. These improvements can lead to a more attractive overall appearance.
Better Oral Health
Some cosmetic procedures, like dental crowns or veneers, not only improve the appearance of teeth but also provide added protection and strength to weakened or damaged teeth. This can contribute to better oral health and function.
Improved Bite and Functionality
Correcting misaligned or uneven teeth through treatments like orthodontics or dental crowns can improve a person's bite and overall dental functionality, making it easier to chew and speak.
Cosmetic dentistry is primarily concerned with the appearance of teeth, and many cosmetic procedures can also offer functional and oral health benefits, making them valuable for aesthetics and overall dental health. Visit Sheffield Square Dental Care at 2835 N Sheffield Ave Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60657, or call (773) 880-2310 to determine which cosmetic procedures are suitable for individual needs and expectations.