What Are Some Examples of Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry not only changes smiles, but changes lives. Dr. Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts in Knoxville knows the importance of a beautiful smile. Patients who have enjoyed the benefits of cosmetic dentistry are often more self-confident and have better self-esteem than patients that are struggling with imperfections in their smile. This is what makes cosmetic dentistry so rewarding for Dr. Foncea and his staff!
There are many different kinds of cosmetic restorations and dental procedures that are used to change smiles. Here are a few that are offered at Sequoyah Dental Arts:
For patients who want to change the size, shape, color, or alignment of a tooth or several teeth, porcelain veneers may be the solution they’re looking for. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded over natural teeth to improve their appearance.
Implants are titanium rods that are surgically placed into the bone beneath the gum. They are used to anchor a crown (in order to replace missing teeth) or for denture stabilization. Similar to the root of a natural tooth, the bone will integrate with the implant to make it as strong and sturdy as any other tooth.
Crowns are placed on top of dental implants to act as a false tooth, or are bonded over weakened teeth. Teeth that are chipped, cracked, have undergone root canal therapy, or have extensive fillings may require a porcelain crown to give it strength and protection.
Dentures are available to help restore a patient’s smile after having lost one or more teeth. There are both partial and full dentures available through Dr. Foncea’s office, and his team can help you decide which solution is best for you.
Whitening your teeth is a great way to boost the appearance of your smile! Patients benefit from teeth whitening for their own personal satisfaction or for a big event such as a wedding or reunion.
For misaligned smiles, traditional metal orthodontics isn’t the only option anymore. Many patients, both young and old, can benefit from the use of Invisalign, also known as “invisible braces.” In as little as a year, patients can enjoy a straighter, more beautiful smile!