If you have been considering cosmetic dentistry, it is imperative that you schedule an appointment with a licensed and preferred cosmetic dentist. You also need to make sure that the cosmetic dentist you see is an Accredited Member or an Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. As past president and Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Jack Ringer is qualified to give you the smile that you have always wanted.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
According to Dr. Ringer from Dental Cosmetics Anaheim Hills, you can make minor changes or major restorations with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can replace missing teeth, lighten teeth that are discolored, fix teeth that are cracked or chipped, close unwanted spaces alter the length of your teeth and even reshape teeth. Some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures include dental bonding, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic dental crowns, and invisible braces.
Although these treatments are called cosmetic dentistry, they can also help oral problems. If you have an overbite or an underbite, or teeth that just don’t go together properly, schedule an appointment with Dental Cosmetics Anaheim Hills who can determine what types of cosmetic dental procedures would be best for your needs.
The most popular and common cosmetic dental procedure is tooth whitening. Although there are dozens of over the counter tooth whitening products that you can use, they are not as strong as professional tooth whitening products, and will not get your teeth as white as Dr. Ringer can. Tooth whitening will work if you have yellow or brown stained teeth, teeth that have been stained with nicotine, wine and food stains, or teeth that have not been previously restored.
Tooth whitening can take place chairside in a single dental appointment, or you can opt for custom made bleaching trays that you will use every night with a prescription whitening gel.
If you have teeth with tooth colored fillings, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or dental implants, over the counter and professional tooth whitening will not work.
If this is an issue for you, talk to Dr. Ringer about other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as porcelain veneers, that may be a better fit.
Used to repair cracks, chips, stained teeth, teeth that are too short or too long or for small spaces between teeth, porcelain veneers are the permanent solution to your unhappy smile. Using thin sheets of dental porcelain, Dr. Ringer will create custom-made veneers to fit the fronts of your teeth. Because the team needs to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth, porcelain veneers are permanent.
It takes three appointments for porcelain veneers. The consultation, the fitting, and finally the placement. You may need an additional appointment to make sure that your veneers are fitting properly.
If you aren’t sure about porcelain veneers, because they are permanent, ask Dr. Ringer about cosmetic dental bonding. Cosmetic dental bonding can be done in a single dental appointment and is used to repair cracks and chips and to lengthen or shorten teeth. Dental Cosmetics in Anaheim Hills may also use dental bonding to fill teeth. Although cosmetic dental bonding will chip and stain more than other types of dental restorations, it can still last for years if proper care is taken. Remember that bonding is much more susceptible to chipping and staining.
Also known as a dental cap, dental crowns cover and restore teeth back to their normal appearance and shape. Dental crowns are used when other cosmetic dental procedures, such as porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding are not suitable. Crowns last longer than any other cosmetic dentistry procedure, but also take the most time.
Reshaping and Contouring
Tooth shaping and contouring is used by Dr. Ringer and his team to fix teeth that are irregularly shaped, or teeth that overlap. Shaping and contouring can be done in a single dental appointment and can even help correct any small problems that you have with your bite. Shaping and contouring is ideal for patients who have otherwise healthy teeth, but would like to subtly change their smile.
Invisible braces are not for everyone, but if they are right for you, could give you a straighter smile in 12 to 18 months. With clear braces from your dentist in Anaheim Hills, you will not have to worry about the problems that occur from conventional wires and brackets. Call Dr. Ringer to find out if invisible braces are right for you.
Cosmetic Dentistry could be the solution you need if you are unhappy with your smile. Call or click and schedule an appointment with Dental Cosmetics in Orange County to see which cosmetic dentistry procedure is best for you.