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January 2018

Understanding Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry in Brockville

If you need cosmetic dentistry in Brockville, you and your dentists have a lot of options!  Depending on the type of work you need to be done, and the current condition of your teeth, there is a range of cosmetic procedures which could be used to restore your smile to perfect condition. Today, our Boardwalk Dental Care team takes a look at some of the options, and when they're used.

Five Common Types of Cosmetic Dentistry in Brockville

  1. Teeth Whitening

This is one of the most common options when someone has yellowed or discolored teeth but little or no physical damage.  Teeth whitening can be done using take home custom made whitening trays. A whitening gel is placed into the trays and they are worn either during the day or at night while you sleep. Teeth are restored to a much lighter shade.

  1. Dental Veneers

Veneers are a great all-around choice for covering up minor damage, such as small cracks, as well as reshaping teeth with noticeable gaps.  Much like wood veneers, dental veneers are specially-crafted layers of porcelain which are glued to the front of teeth to improve their appearance.

  1. Inlays / Onlays

Inlays and Onlays are useful when there's been moderate decay to a tooth, and are sometimes called "indirect fillings."  They can be used both as filling, and for reshaping, and are generally made out of porcelain at a dental laboratory.  They're also effective at adding strength to a tooth which is weakening.

  1. Composite Bonding

One of the least-expensive options in cosmetic dentistry, composite bonding is used to reshape damaged or decayed teeth.  The dentist drills out the decayed elements then sculpts a replacement surface from a plastic or resin material which is bonded directly to the tooth.  These are somewhat similar to inlays or onlays, but less strong.

  1. Implants

When the tooth is completely gone or damaged beyond repair, implants are the answer.  Any remaining tooth material is removed, and a small screw is surgically implanted into the jaw.  Then a replica tooth and crown are crafted and attached to the screw.  Once the surrounding bone and gum tissue fuse to the implant, it's nearly indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Get Top-Quality Cosmetic Dentistry In Brockville At Boardwalk! The founding dentists of Boardwalk Dental Care each have over thirty years' experience creating great patient outcomes - and great smiles.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment or consultation!

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