Cosmetic Dentistry and its types
Are you upset that your teeth are discolored, worn, stained, misaligned, chipped, misshapen, or have gaps between them? You can be happy now as modern cosmetic dentistry can give you a better smile. With one or more cosmetic dentistry treatments a “smile makeover” will improve the appearance of your smile. You may learn more about the various types of cosmetic dental procedures available from this article.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Teeth Whitening – One of the simplest and least expensive ways to improve your smile is teeth whitening. In your dentist’s office teeth may be bleached with in-office products for about $500, or to bleach your teeth at home you get a mold and gel from your dentist. Whitening toothpaste, rinses, and white stripes are some whitening products available over the counter at retail stores and together they may cost about $3 – $50.
Dental Veneers – Extremely thin, customized shells of tooth-colored resin or porcelain which covers the front surface of the teeth are called dental veneers. These thin shells are cemented to the front of the teeth, after removing about a half-millimetre of enamel from the tooth surface. It can change the shape, color, size, or length of a tooth. Veneers also popularly termed as “Hollywood teeth” can cost up to $500-$1,300 per tooth.
Dental Bonding – A durable plastic material, putty-like resin, tooth-colored, is applied to the tooth in dental bonding. It is then hardened with ultraviolet or laser light, thus bonding the material with the tooth. Lastly, it is trimmed, shaped, and polished by your rapid city sd dentists. Bonding may even repair chipped, decayed, cracked, or bad-shaped teeth. Bonding usually will take half to one hour and cost about $100 to $400, per tooth.
Dental Crown – A dental cap or a dental crown can fit over and replace the entire damaged tooth above the gum line, and thus restores its shape, strength, color, and appearance. A crown protects a weak tooth from breaking and holds a cracked tooth together. They cosmetically cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth. The materials of the crown can be metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or ceramic, and cost about $500 to $900 each.
Inlays and Onlays – This process can fill damaged or decayed teeth. Inlays and Onlays, or indirect fillings, made from porcelain, gold, or composite materials are used as a tooth filling. During an office visit, dental fillings are molded into place, but inlays and Onlays are manufactured in a dental laboratory and bonded into place by your Rapid City sd dentists. “Inlay” is the filling used as the material to be bonded within the center of a tooth; it is termed an “onlay” when the filling covers one or more pointed parts of tooth or the biting surface. Inlays and onlays are an alternative to crowns and preserve as many healthy teeth as possible. The price of this cosmetic dentistry procedure is about $650 to $1,200 per tooth.
Dental Implants-Titanium replacement tooth roots inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth are called dental implants.
Cosmetic dentists can work with you to develop a proper treatment plan as per your requirement.