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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?


Are you not entirely satisfied with your smile? Perhaps it might be time for a change. Cosmetic dentistry has grown increasingly popular in recent years. Your dentist at Caputo Dental can offer a wide variety of procedures to maintain your mouth’s health, function, and appearance. If you’d like to see any of the following changes to your smile, cosmetic dentistry may be right for you!

Whiten your teeth.

There’s a reason that professional teeth whitening procedures are so popular! Even with proper dental hygiene, sometimes stains are still tough to avoid. And if you add daily cups of coffee or smoking into the mix, discoloration is almost inevitable. These whitening procedures are fairly easy and can remove years worth of imbedded stains. Your dentist will manually remove plaque and tartar, and then apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. Then, to activate the solution, they will leave your teeth under a laser or heat lamp. Your teeth will be dazzling white almost immediately, and you can expect a beautiful smile more months afterward with proper care.

Replace decayed or damaged teeth.

If you are suffering from decayed or damaged teeth, dental implants would work wonders for you. Dental implants are often used in more severe cases— your dentist would remove the tooth and replace it with a titanium implant. Over time, this implant fuses to the jawbone, making it act exactly as a normal tooth (so no need to worry about biting into apples!). The dentist will also cover the implant with a prosthetic tooth that fits your mouth perfectly so it blends into the rest of your smile.

Reshape your teeth.

Composite bonding is a great fix for anyone with chipped or broken teeth as well as those with imperfections in the shape or size of their teeth. Your dentist simply takes a tooth-colored resin and applies it to the tooth’s surface. Then, he or she will sculpt it into your desired shape before curing it with a high intensity light. The procedure only takes one appointment, and gives exceptionally long-lasting results!

Fix noticeable gaps, chips, and crooked or discolored teeth.

Veneers are custom-made for each individual patient, and the results are incredible. They can fix such a wide array of issues with this one easy solution—from crooked teeth, to gaps, to discoloration and decay—while still looking completely realistic. Made from medical-grade ceramic, porcelain veneers act as a substitute for your tooth enamel, and are cemented directly onto your existing teeth with little to no anesthesia required. Once the veneers are in place, the change to your smile is astounding!

You don’t have to live with any embarrassing imperfections in your smile! There are plenty of cosmetic procedures that can give you the teeth you’ve always wanted. Just call your dentist to discuss the changes you would like to make, and they’ll coach you on the best possible treatment for you.

Are you ready to take the plunge into cosmetic dentistry? Caputo Dental will help you to determine the best procedure for you. Call our office today to schedule your consultation.

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