What cosmetic dentistry can my dentist offer?
If you are looking for a dentist in Richmond for some cosmetic dentistry, but are unsure on where to look, then Sheen Dental has a fantastic range of cosmetic dentistry treatments. After obtaining a healthy smile, many adults will look to improve the appearance of their smile, to show off their aptitude for health and wellbeing.
Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term, as many general dentistry options blend in with cosmetic dentistry, as it is important for a tooth to look natural. However, there are many non-medical options that are available for you to choose that are purely to improve the look of your smile.
Having straight teeth is an important part of cosmetic dentistry, and there are many forms of braces available to choose from, all with their own benefits and downsides. The main braces that are used are fixed braces, which are often used on teenagers, as they are one of the most reliable forms of dental treatment. This is because the teeth cannot move while they are in the brace, and the brace cannot be removed by the patient, so the treatment is extremely reliable.
However, many adults will be averse to fixed braces, simply because they do not like the look of fixed braces, particularly if they are a professional adult. This is where Invisalign comes in. Invisalign is a relatively new form of treatment, that uses clear plastic braces that fit exactly over the teeth, so that they are almost completely invisible. Instead of the braces being tightened to adjust the teeth, like with fixed braces, they are simply replaced for tighter versions every two weeks.
The pros and cons are simple with the two. Fixed braces are more effective, and will work quicker, however they are noticeable, and can also hurt the teeth and gums for a while. Invisalign is slower, but far more discreet, and can also be removed by the patient at any time, which means that a certain level of responsibility is required. If you are interested in Invisalign, and need a dentist in Richmond for some advice, then please contact us.
If your teeth are straight, but perhaps damaged or discoloured, then veneers might be an option for you. If you are looking for a way to get a completely new smile, then veneers are a great option. Made from porcelain, which is an extremely dense material, veneers provide a fantastic way to replace teeth quickly and efficiently.
Veneers are attached directly onto the enamel, often after it has been drilled away slightly to provide space and create a rougher surface for the adhesive to bond to. Due to the extremely dense nature of veneers, they will provide fantastic protection for your teeth, and if they are already broken or chipped, then they will cover them up nicely. If you are looking to get your veneers replaced, then this is also a service that we offer. If you need to see a dentist in Richmond for any further information, then please contact Sheen Dental as soon as you can.