How to determine which cosmetic dentistry procedure is appropriate for a Richmond area patient
Dr. Hart of Richmond Family Dentistry believes in providing a wide range of services to ensure patients are proud of their smiles. Many patients with imperfections inquire about cosmetic dentistry procedures. There is no “one size fits all” solution for dental concerns, which is why several treatments are available in quality dental practices. Below are a few of the more common cosmetic dentistry procedures at Richmond Family Dentistry:
Clear orthodontic alternatives
Dr. Hart offers clear orthodontic alternatives that use plastic aligner trays to reposition teeth, instead of metal bracket and wire braces.
Lifting stains is a simple and affordable way for patients to dramatically improve the aesthetics of their smile. Whitening with a dental professional typically provides much better results than over-the-counter solutions.
Implants are tooth root replacements made of titanium and biocompatible with the body. They help stimulate bone growth and are considered the “gold standard” to replace missing teeth.
Repair broken or weakened teeth with “caps” of porcelain fabricated to match existing teeth, and bonded over natural tooth structure for protection and restoration.
When dental implants are not appropriate consider dental bridges as a more permanent alternative to dentures.
Disguising imperfections is one way to address problem areas. Thin shells of porcelain are bonded over natural teeth to hide stains, chips, misalignment, and gaps between teeth.
Full and partial dentures replace missing teeth. Dr. Hart works with patients to determine the most appropriate approach to specific dental situations.
Cosmetic resin bonding
Bonding repairs teeth similarly to veneers, but in a more economical manner. Bonding material can stain, however, and isn’t as durable as veneers.
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