Any dental work that modifies the aesthetics of dentition, gum line, or tooth function is considered cosmetic dentistry. It generally aims to improve the teeth' pigmentation, alignment, structure, size, and outward impression the teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry will let you get operations that can improve your:
- The color of your teeth
- Placement of teeth, as well as their size and shape
- Alignment of the jaw
- The attractiveness of a smile
Although the primary focus is on appearances, many cosmetic operations also enhance tooth functionality and general oral health, and there is some overlap with restorative dentistry in this aspect. Non-reversible operations, on the other hand, might cause long-term harm to tooth enamel. As a result, it's critical to speak with your dentist about your preferred procedure and fully comprehend what it entails.
Types of cosmetic dentistry services we offer:
Professional whitening can be completed in about an hour in a dentist's office. The technique entails applying a tooth whitening gel comprising a range of 25 - 40% hydrogen peroxide to your teeth, followed by directing a specific heating lamp at your teeth for several 15-minute intervals, with having to reapply the gel between those interims.
If you want your teeth to be straightened, you'll certainly require braces. These appliances apply direct pressure to tooth structures, causing them to shift into the correct position. Invisalign aligners are transparent plastic aligners that fit across teeth more like a mouthguard and are only visible in close quarters. Based on the extent of movement necessary, brace treatment might take anywhere between 6 months to 2 years or over.
Dentists place porcelain veneers over your natural teeth to add a thin, tooth-colored shell. Implants could be used to alter the shape and size of enamel and conceal faults on the surface, fix gaps between teeth, and modify the coloration of teeth. Such veneers are the most similar to your natural teeth in appearance. Each veneer is custom-made for you, whether it's for a single troublesome tooth or your complete set of front teeth. A full set of veneers is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to transform your smile. However, most veneers require a small portion of the enamel from each tooth, making the procedure irreversible.
Get comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services by the team of experts led by our dentist Dr. Edward Shluper, DDS. For more details and appointments, call us at (973) 743-5432, book online, or visit us at 115 US Highway 46, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, Building E, Ste. 33.