Dental Solutions provide cosmetic dentistry in Glendale AZ. We offer procedures such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental crowns and bonding dramatically improves the appearance of damaged or discolored teeth without requiring multiple visits to the dentist. In fact, most cosmetic dentistry treatments can be accomplished in one or two visits, depending on the extent of dental problems affecting teeth. Some of the more popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available today include:
Concealing teeth imperfections without surgery or extensive dental treatments, porcelain veneers are thin, almost sheer layers of enamel-like material bonded to teeth with dental adhesive to give less-than-perfect teeth the ultimate makeover. Porcelain veneers also eliminate small gaps between teeth by modifying tooth size using veneers larger than an individual tooth. Additionally, veneers conceal stains that do not respond to professional whitening treatments and reshape irregularly shaped teeth or teeth worn down due to aging or nighttime teeth grinding.
Crowns are porcelain dental restoration appliances that encircle and cap teeth damaged by cracks, chips or large cavities. Because leaving dental enamel in poor condition allows harmful bacteria to enter the tooth, dentists often recommend dental crowns to reinforce compromised teeth and improve their appearance. Made from porcelain, gold or a porcelain fused to metal compound, dental crowns not only improve teeth aesthetics but also promote the integrity of the tooth by preventing oral bacteria from entering enamel cracks and infecting pulp. Dental adhesive prevents crowns from slipping or falling off the tooth while ensuring crowns lasts for at least 10 years or more. Caring for crowns involves the same oral hygiene practices needed to keep real teeth and gums in excellent condition—brushing, flossing and rinsing with an alcohol-free oral rinse twice daily.
When front or side teeth develop cavities that need filled, dentists recommend cosmetic tooth-colored fillings as a more attractive and durable alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings. Made from a composite resin containing silicon dioxide, tooth-colored fillings have the same texture and appearance of natural dental enamel. In addition, they are not prone to falling out like silver fillers because the materials used to make these fillings bond to tooth enamel over time.
Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic dentistry procedure that fills small gaps between teeth, conceals discolorations and pitting and reshapes malformed teeth. Dental bonding treatment involves a dentist applying an etching solution to teeth receiving the composite resin bonding material. This solution forms microscopic crevices in dental enamel so the resin has a viable surface on which to adhere. Dentists then coat teeth with the bonding resin and shine a high-energy light at the resin to induce hardening.
For replacement of teeth that have been lost to decay, periodontitis or trauma, titanium-based dental implants are used as an alternative to partial dentures or bridges. Permanent dental implants fuse with the jawbone and anchor firmly with abutments that hold the porcelain crown in place. In addition to improving smiles, dental implants also help retain facial structure by preventing gums from shrinking and facial tissues from collapsing inward after teeth support is removed. Titanium possesses special properties that allows osseointegration (fusion of the implant to bone) to take place. Following osseointegration, dentists can then establish the abutment and crown onto the implant in one office visit.
Teeth whitening gel used by dentists contain significantly more hydrogen peroxide than store brand whitening gels. In addition to providing ingredients that protect dental enamel from overbleaching, dental teeth whitening gels can often turn enamel several shades whiter than previous enamel shades. Unlike over-the-counter whitening gels that cannot remove stains absorbed by microscopic grooves, dental teeth whitening gel removes all kinds of extrinsic stains not cause by tetracycline or other medications.