Top Five Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Leading Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Emil Hawary and his professional staff specialize in a variety of cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry procedures. Among these procedures are dental implants, veneers, Invisalign®, teeth whitening, and dental bridges.
A dental implant is a titanium rod that is fused to the jawbone in order to function as the tooth root. Although dentures and bridges can remedy problems associated with missing teeth, they can’t prevent future bone loss the way dental implants can. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all teeth.
Dental Veneers are constructed of high-quality porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers are customized to fit your tooth length, color and shape, and once bonded, become a part of the natural tooth. The benefit of veneers for cosmetic dentistry is that they’re strong, stain-resistant, and a long-lasting remedy for misaligned teeth, abnormal spacing, worn edges, chips, cracks, and discoloration.
Invisalign® is the leading alternative to braces for correcting protruding teeth, gapped or crowded teeth, open bite, overbite, and underbite. Invisalign® is a cosmetic dentistry system that uses removable, transparent trays custom-made to fit and straighten your teeth. Among other benefits, Invisalign® trays are virtually invisible, and can be removed unlike traditional braces for eating, and brushing and flossing your teeth.
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic dental procedure that can restore teeth to their whitest shade. Both in-office and at-home treatments help to erase discoloration of teeth due to coffee stains, cigarette and tobacco use, and other causes of dull or yellow teeth.
Dr. Hawary offers the Zoom! Chairside Teeth Whitening System, also known as laser teeth whitening. When the advanced whitening gel is placed on the teeth, the heat from a laser activates the gel—and in just 45 minutes, your teeth can become up to eight shades whiter.
At-home cosmetic dentistry treatments are also available, in which Dr. Hawary will provide you with a custom-fitted mouth tray to be used with prescription strength whitening gel. For best results, you will need to use these trays consistently for 2 weeks.
Dental bridges can repair gaps to restore your smile, and allow you to speak and chew properly. Dental bridges use two or more crowns on each side of a fake tooth. The crowns rest atop surrounding natural teeth or implants so that the fake tooth fills in the gap. Dental bridges also add support to maintain your jaw’s bone structure and prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting.
As the top Cosmetic Dentist in Irvine, Dr. Emil Hawary and his accredited staff understand that dental procedures, no matter the scope, can be stressful. The Art of Dentistry Institute was founded to provide patients with the most effective and comfortable cosmetic dentistry possible. We care for you, and your smile!
To learn more about these five types of cosmetic dentistry procedures, and other dental procedures we offer, contact our Irvine Cosmetic Dentistry office today at (949) 955-3366, or through our convenient contact form.