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Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures

General dentistry and routine dental care are critical parts of your overall health routine. Seeing the dentist is just as important as a check up with your primary care doctor or seeing a specialist for a suspected issue. However, sometimes, you want to upgrade your smile into something out of a film or dream. At, with a trusted dentist, you can do just that. Update your bright, confident smile with some of the most common cosmetic dental practices.
If you have a broken, discolored, or chipped tooth, ask your dentist about crowns. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap, used to restore broken, weak or decayed teeth. Among the best types of crown you can have installed same-day is the CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, crown. CEREC crowns are custom-made in-office and complete fit over your entire tooth to offer a better, healthier appearance. They are made from a particularly strong ceramic that is designed, created, and even installed using computer technology.
Looking to straighten your teeth? Ask your dentist for Invisalign. Invisalign is a discreet, convenient, and effective alternative to traditional metal braces. Each patient eligible for Invisalign is fitted with clear aligners, custom-made, and are replaced every 2 to 3 weeks in-office. Some patients use clear aligners for 6 to 12 months, on average, but it is also common for patients to use aligners for 2 or 3 years. It all depends on the patients’ needs and ultimate goals for their smile. Because Invisalign is completely custom to your teeth, the average cost $3,000 to $5,000 is worth it for those patients that are awarded with a beautiful smile.
Tooth Bonding is a process that helps repair chipped teeth and prevent them from further damage. Also known as dental bonding, it helps with small, miniscule chips and cracks as well as broken teeth and discoloration. Tooth bonding may also be used for lengthening a tooth that is shorter than the rest. The bond used is a composite resin material that is used to cover and protect the tooth’s imperfections. The material is made to look like your natural tooth, so you can smile with confidence.
While cosmetic dentistry may be something that seems purely extra in your routine dental checkup, never underestimate the importance of confidence and self-esteem on your overall quality of life. You can have a conventionally healthy smile without truly having the smile of your dreams. Whether you need teeth whitening, crowns, or clear aligners, you deserve a smile that you love.