Cosmetic Dentistry in Norton, MA
Getting Your Perfect Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry
Any treatment that is performed to improve the look of your teeth falls under the category of cosmetic dentistry. Dental professionals have been administering cosmetic procedures for decades, and in ancient times people used shells, stones, and animal bones to create makeshift dental restorations. Today, cosmetic dentistry is a $2.75 billion industry.
Common cosmetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth. They also can be used to change the overall shape of teeth—from teeth that are too long or short, have gaps, or simply need to be reshaped.
In some cases, your dentist will recommend a combination of cosmetic treatments to help you get your perfect smile. For example, your treatment plan may include cosmetic bonding to close gaps in your teeth and professional whitening to brighten your smile. In some cases, your dentist might need to use both veneers and crowns to recreate your smile.
Some of the more common cosmetic dental procedures involve:
- Bonding - A procedure in which tooth-colored material is used to close gaps or change tooth color.
- Contouring and reshaping - A procedure that straightens crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth.
- Veneers - A procedure in which ultra-thin coatings are placed over the front teeth. Veneers can change the color or shape of your teeth. For example, veneers have been used to correct unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, oddly shaped or discolored teeth.
- Whitening and bleaching - As the term implies, whitening and bleaching, a rapidly increasing procedure, are used to make teeth whiter.
Which cosmetic dentistry techniques should be used to improve your smile? A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health. With so many options to choose from, don’t make the decision alone. Stop in for a consultation with Dr. Salloum in Norton, MA and find out which treatment might be best for you. Call today and be on your way to a great smile!
For more information on Cosmetic Dentistry in the Norton, MA area,
call Norton Family Dentistry at (508) 226-1686 and set up your consultation!