Cosmetic dentistry in Johannesburg

Cosmetic dentistry in Johannesburg

Sometimes our smile doesn’t always look the way we want it to. As we age, we often tend to do some sort of damage to our teeth that requires work beyond the natural things we can do for dental care. Cosmetic dentistry can perfect your smile in just one visit. Here are a few techniques that are commonly used to help treat dental issues that are usually the result of an accident, smoking, or simple genetics.

Veneers

If you’ve got crooked, discoloured or chipped teeth that are simply not going to fix themselves over time, veneers are a solution for you. This thin porcelain or composite shell is cemented to the front of the teeth to give them the natural white and full look they had when you were young. They can also be used to cover up spaces in between your teeth.

Crowns

Crowns, or caps, are most commonly used when you have lost a majority of your tooth due to an accident or dental removal for reasons such as infection. If your tooth is decayed, you’ll often face the need to have the tooth removed entirely. Crowns fit over your entire tooth bone. They are matched to the rest of your teeth in both colour and size. Usually, a mould is taken of your teeth prior to installation to ensure a proper fit. This type of cosmetic dentistry looks completely natural when done by a trained professional.

Bonds

Bonding is done when your tooth is severely stained or discoloured. This coloured composite is “bonded” to the tooth on either side depending on where the stain is located. This is a much more complex process than a veneer and is only used in more extreme situations. Bonding can also help if you have a tooth that has a severe break or chipping.

Implants

When a tooth is completely missing, including the tooth bone in your gums, an implant is often used to fill the gap. Implants are a permanent solution that is made out of titanium and are surgically implanted into the jawbone. The implant includes the tooth root and usually anchors a crown or dental bridge that you are having put in.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening, or bleaching, is a fairly new type of cosmetic dentistry that helps reverse the effects of discolouration or stains. Usually a dentists’ process is the best way to go about this, with stronger bleaching materials than household products that are available today.
Thinking of investing in cosmetic dentistry to perfect your smile? Contact Dr Cerny in Fourways today!

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