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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is any dental work aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth, gums, bite, or overall smile. It offers patients a confidence boost and the ability to love their smile. But what are your options and what types of procedures are offered? Let’s review some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures and how they can help you love your smile again.


Dental Implants

Dental implants can be the solution to missing or damaged teeth. They can also help to extend the life of surrounding teeth. Receiving dental implants will give your smile a full, youthful look again. Dental implants function and look just like real teeth, so only you will know that they aren’t real. Everyone else will just know that you have a beautiful smile!


Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, this gives them a very realistic look. Veneers transform your entire smile, and the porcelain allows them to look and feel just like real teeth. Unlike dentures, veneers function just as normal teeth would.


Orthodontics or Aligners

Orthodontics, or braces, are individualized for each patient. They can help improve an overbite, underbite, or realign your teeth over time. After the braces are removed, you’ll be left with a perfect smile and bite, all with your own natural teeth. There are options now for invisible aligners that act in a similar way to braces and offers a less visible option for adults or older teens.


Porcelain Crowns

Many people have crowns on their teeth that stand out and don’t match their other teeth. This can cause insecurity and embarrassment, but now you can get those crowns replaced with porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns offer an extremely realistic look to the crown, which disguises them to the naked eye. Crowns replace the tooth down to the gum level in most occasions and can help not only with the look of your teeth but with the comfort of them as well.


Teeth Whitening

Over time, teeth will begin to stain from coffee, tea, and other food and drink products. Getting a professional tooth whitening offers better, and safer, results than an at-home whitening kit. It is performed with a whitening, or bleaching, solution by a dentist. Teeth whitening will help to rejuvenate your smile after years of buildup that has dulled their natural pearly white shine.


Porcelain Bridge

Just as with porcelain veneers and crowns, a porcelain bridge offers a very realistic look to your teeth. A bridge is used to replace one or more teeth that are no longer viable. They not only replace your missing teeth but make them look better than ever before.


Regardless of what type of cosmetic dentistry you’re considering, going in for a consultation with your dentist here at Lindner Dental Associates to discover your options is the best idea. Call us at (603) 944-9196 to schedule an appointment and we will explain all available procedures, and help you decide what’s the best option for you!


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