If your teeth are damaged, discolored, chipped, worn, fractured, misaligned, malformed, or have gaps between them, contemporary cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a more attractive smile. With the help of a cosmetic dentist, you can build a personalized treatment plan, change the appearance of your teeth, and even have a smile makeover.
Teeth Whitening Procedures
Brightening your smile has never been easier and more inexpensive than teeth whitening. Custom whitening trays can be made in the office, and you will be sent home with a powerful whitening kit. Your dentist may also provide some solutions for sensitivity caused by whitening.
Dental veneers are thin shells glued (cemented) to the front of the teeth after removing around half a millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface. These thin shells are used to cover the front surfaces of teeth with porcelain material. "Hollywood teeth" is a common reference to veneers.
A tooth-colored, putty-like resin called composite is used in dental bonding. Composite is placed and formed onto the tooth, then hardened using a specialized light, which attaches the material to the tooth. Your dentist will shape, polish, and trim it to the proper contour for your smile. Composites may be used to restore chipped, decaying, cracked, or deformed teeth. Like any dental restoration, composites may need to be replaced after a few years.
A dental crown, also known as a “cap”, fits over a tooth above the gum line, restoring its form, size, strength, and aesthetics. Crowns prevent a weak tooth from shattering and can stabilize adamaged tooth Crowns can also be used to conceal deformed or badly discolored teeth.
Dental implants are titanium “screws” that are placed into the bone of the jaw, acting as the root of a tooth. As the jawbone heals, it osseointegrates (or forms around) the implant, securing it in place and laying the groundwork for a new tooth.
Dentures are removable plates that can replace all missing teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth, using your gum tissue to stay into place. Partial dentures replace some of your missing teeth and attach onto your remaining teeth to stay in place. Braces may be used to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. They function by gradually moving teeth in a specified direction by applying constant pressure over time.
Belmont Dental Associates offers complete cosmetic dentistry services by Dr. Robert W. Bury and Dr. Taylor B. Bury in York, PA, to help you get a smile makeover. For more details and appointments, call us at (717) 848-1463, book online, or visit us at 3210 E Market Street, York, PA 17402.