Dr. James Heaton
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6 Ways A Cosmetic Dentist Can Improve Your Smile

September 19, 2019

Porcelain Veneers: The perfect option to improve and restore your smile in a natural-looking way! Veneers are made of thin layers of porcelain bonded to the surface of your natural teeth to restore various types of imperfections. Veneers can be used for misaligned teeth, cracked teeth, gaps between your teeth and more. All of this is done to reshape your teeth for a beautiful, white smile!

6 Ways A Cosmetic Dentist Can Improve Your Smile

Composite veneers: These are resin-based essentially a reinforced plastic the same is used for fillings, but, the resin is porous, they will stain and they are highly susceptible to discoloration, wearing, chipping, and, breaking. They also need to be polished frequently. They are durable, and can last four to six years. Composite veneers are more affordable, the cost is usually about half that of porcelain veneers but the final aesthetic result depends entirely on the skill and the artistry of the dentist.

Whitening: Whitening is a method used to brighten your natural teeth without any complexities, no removal, cutting, or etching of your dental enamel takes place. Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine and, the natural aging of the teeth turn them darker or stain them over time. Professional whitening is done with the help of active oxygen which decolorize, the distracting color pigments present in each tooth.

Cosmetic shaping: Equilibration is the dental term for correcting the bite by reshaping the biting surfaces of the teeth when the biting surfaces of teeth are too high, misshapen or misaligned, the teeth can't mesh properly. This can create too much stress on the teeth because chewing forces are not equally distributed. This imbalance can lead to loosing teeth, toothaches, discomfort in the jaw joints or chewing muscles, headaches, and, loss of tooth enamel near the gum line. The process of equilibration starts with a careful analysis which sometimes includes x-rays, wax or specialized equipment may be used to assess your specific biting pattern. Our dentist may also take impressions so they can analyze working models of your bite. Equilibration is a safe and effective procedure that restores a comfortable and healthy bite

Cosmetic Implant: Dental implant is one of the best option in cosmetic dentistry and is used to replace one or more missing tooth. It consists of a titanium screw that is secured into the jawbone to replace the root of a decayed or loose tooth. It normally carried in 2-3 phases and a few months to complete the treatment. In the first phase, the dentist will insert the implants in your jawbone, it requires three to six months for the bone to fuse to the implants. In the second phase, a dentist will place an extension or a post to extend the implants over the gum line. After your gums are healed it is time for an impression to be created and a final restoration to be manufactured by the dental laboratory. The implant can last you many years as long as you care for them and go for regular maintenance and appointments.

Orthodontics: Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with the alignment of teeth and jaws. Orthodontics can fix your crooked teeth with orthodontic brackets, also known as dental braces. Orthodontic treatment doesn't only deal with dental displacement alone, it can also deal with the control and the alteration of facial growth. This is called dentofacial orthopedics. For more information on orthodontic treatment, please visit our dental office in Chandler.


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    4940 W Ray Rd #8,
    Chandler, AZ - 85226, USA
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