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Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Gorgeous Smile

Your smile is important. If you have broken, missing, or crooked teeth, it can cause you to lose your confidence in your smile. But fear not! Cosmetic dentistry can help you to regain that lost confidence and improve the quality of your smile. 

From teeth whitening through to veneers, inlays, teeth alignment, and dental contouring, there are many different ways in which cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile. There are also different options to suit your financial needs. 

But what are the different types of cosmetic dentistry available? 

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the various options that are available to you to help you to regain confidence in your smile. 

 

Invisalign 


The Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic trays. These are designed to gently move your teeth back into their proper alignment. This a fantastic way of straightening your teeth without the need for traditional braces.

 

Porcelain Veneers

 

Porcelain veneers can help improve your smile. They consist of thin shells of porcelain that are placed over your existing teeth. These will make your teeth appear both whiter and straighter. 

Porcelain veneers are made to look natural meaning that you can eat, talk, and smile as you would do normally. 

 

Inlays and Onlays


Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings. They are both often used when there is not enough surface on the tooth to support conventional fillings. 

If you have cavities and require fillings, then inlays and onlays provide a viable alternative. These are made in a dental lab and they are then cemented onto your tooth.  

With decayed teeth, inlays and onlays will not cause any weakness to the remaining tooth. This makes them a better solution. They are also a good alternative to crowns, particularly where the tooth is not strong enough to support them. 

Inlays can be made of resin and porcelain. You will need to make two appointments to get the treatment carried out. 

Onlays can be used for treating damaged tips and cusps. 

 

Teeth Whitening

 

Teeth whitening will make a massive impact on the overall look of your smile. Using custom whitening treats and an approved safe whitening agent it is possible that you can remove all of the stains from your tooth’s enamel to unveil a beautiful and white smile. 

The procedure is carried out in the dentist’s office and is fast, safe, and effective. Teeth whitening is the ideal way to reverse any damage brought on by eating, drinking, or discoloration due to age. 

 

Cosmetic Dentistry for You 


Here at Sherwood Family Dental, we offer a range of different cosmetic dentistry procedures. From Invisalign, inlays, onlays through to teeth whitening. 

Our friendly team is on hand to talk to you about all of your cosmetic dental needs. 

To find out more about the services we offer, and to make an appointment, get in touch today. 

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