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By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
February 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry is gaining in popularity and becoming an often-requested, versatile and effective form of dentistry. cosmetic dentistryHowever, choosing the right procedure for you can seem overwhelming with all of the choices available. Learning about the top five cosmetic procedures can help make your choice easy. Find out more with your Winston Salem, NC, dentist, Dr. Denise Perrotta.

Top Five Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures in Winston Salem

Teeth Whitening: Depending on your preference, professional teeth whitening treatment in your dentist’s office can greatly change the appearance of your smile or subtly lighten the color of your teeth to a more pleasing color. When compared to over-the-counter variations which require weeks or months of continuous use, professional teeth whitening proves to be much more effective and provides faster, more obvious results in a single session.

Dental Implants: Dental implants permanently replace your missing tooth. However, implants also replace that tooth’s root, making them the only tooth replacement which fights against bone atrophy due to lack of stimulation. Implants last a lifetime and hold a porcelain replacement tooth in place to provide a full, beautiful smile. Dental implants are versatile and can replace one, several or all of your teeth depending on your situation.

Veneers: Dental veneers attach to the front of your teeth to change their shape, width, length, color or imperfections. Your dentist can use veneers on all of your teeth for a more impressive transformation or only a few teeth for a more subtle change. Veneers, made from porcelain, have the same light-reflecting qualities and general appearance as natural teeth, allowing them to blend right into your smile.

Crowns/Bridges: Crowns and bridges are porcelain dental restorations which fall under both the cosmetic and restorative dental specializations. While their natural appearance can cover an existing tooth or replace a missing tooth, crowns and bridges also provide stabilization to a damaged or weakened tooth and help strengthen teeth which have large fillings, such as after root canal therapy.

Orthodontics: Orthodontic treatment is beneficial in giving you the straight, perfect Hollywood smile you desire and also in correcting tooth and bite issues to reduce the chances of tooth decay or other conditions like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Additionally, orthodontics no longer mean wearing the traditional metal brackets and wires. With treatments like ceramic, tooth-colored braces or Invisalign, you can straighten your smile without compromising your look.

For more information on cosmetic dentistry or one of the procedures listed above, please contact Dr. Perrotta in Winston Salem, NC. Call (336) 760-9258 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Perrotta today!

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