In Davie, Cosmetic Dentistry is About More Than a Great Appearance
Many of our patients in Davie think cosmetic dentistry is strictly for improving appearances and as such should be considered “optional” in their dental health program. The fact of the matter though is that cosmetic dentistry is about much more than a perfect smile and that “cosmetic” materials and procedures have found their way into “general dentistry.”
While it is obvious that cosmetic dentistry can take a good smile and turn it into a gleaming great smile it also is used to repair painful damaged teeth and unsightly dental problems. Broken teeth, chipped teeth and missing teeth can all affect the way you eat (and what you eat), speak and interact with others. Cosmetic procedures can correct these deficiencies and improve your dental health and just as importantly, enhance your self-image and self-confidence.
Three Cosmetic Dentistry Services that Repair, Strengthen and Even Straighten Damaged Teeth
At Dr. Stephen J. Pyle’s dental practice in Weston we offer a full line of “cosmetic dentistry” services and often use them to restore general dentistry issues like cracked or broken teeth and teeth that are slightly out of align.
Here are three examples of how cosmetic dentistry offers our patients far more value than just a pretty smile.
- Porcelain veneers. Cracked teeth or chipped teeth are teeth that are not as strong as they should be and that are susceptible to further damage. Porcelain veneers are thin “tooth shaped shells) that can be bonded on the tooth providing a new, tooth colored surface for the damaged tooth. Veneers can also be used to give the appearance of a straight tooth to a tooth that is slightly out of alignment.
- Tooth colored fillings. Composite fillings now take the place of the shiny silver fillings for small and medium cavities. Composites come in a variety of shades and will appear as a natural part of your tooth while performing the same function as the old metal filling.
- Porcelain restorations. When a tooth needs an inlay or overlay porcelain can be chemically bonded to the tooth strengthening it and restoring a natural, healthy look.
There are many other applications of cosmetic dentistry for “everyday” dental problems. If you have questions on how cosmetic dentistry can help you, give us a call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Pyle.