Cosmetic dentistry is sometimes called smile enhancement! If you have stained, broken or uneven teeth, or old, unsightly dental work, a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Halim who also does restorative work can make a world of difference. Dr. Halim specializes in working with patients whose existing dental work may be broken, wearing down, or visibly unattractive due to outdated procedures and materials. No need to let old dental work age you and your smile. Everything old can be new again. Cosmetic treatment options include:
Cosmetic contouring is a simple and painless process where slightly crooked or crowded teeth are reshaped and polished to give the illusion of straight teeth. The results are immediate and permanent.
Porcelain Veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the tooth’s front surface. They are virtually undetectable and are very resistant to stains. Their strength and resemblance to healthy white tooth enamel make them a popular cosmetic option.
Composite Bonding is an alternative to veneers for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or uneven. Plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape, then trimmed and polished for a natural appearance. The bonding procedure can usually be completed in a single office visit, but is not as strong as natural teeth and typically needs to be repaired in 3-5 years.
Crowns, also known as caps, can be used to replace crooked teeth or repair damaged or broken teeth. There are several types of crowns. Some are made of high strength porcelain material (ceramic); others combine metal and porcelain. Crowns last longer than the other options, but require at least two office visits and the use of anesthetic.
Teeth Whitening. A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile, increasing the impression of youth, vitality, happiness and warmth. A professionally developed teeth whitening system available only from your dentist – as opposed to over-the-counter brands – is one of the most effective and economical ways to enhance a healthy smile.
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