Have you ever wondered how some people have perfectly straight, white and dazzling teeth? Well, some are naturally endowed while others have a secret that helps them keep their teeth in near perfect and pristine condition. That secret is cosmetic dentistry. Our desire to improve our facial appearance as well as oral health has resulted in cosmetic dentistry from being the privilege of a few to now becoming a mainstream treatment. From restoring minor flaws like misaligned and stained teeth or fixing major flaws through surgery, cosmetic dentistry is helping individuals regain their dazzling smile and confidence. Seeking help from an experienced cosmetic dentist in Dublin can help you decide the best solution for you.
Different teeth problems cosmetic dentistry can solve.
- Damaged and decayed teeth: For repairing damaged, decayed and discolored teeth, your dentist will use a treatment called composite bonding. The area infected by decay is drilled out; a composite material is applied to the area which is then shaped to match the appearance of the other teeth giving it a natural appearance. This is one of the most affordable treatments in cosmetic dentistry.
- Cracked, crooked or gaps between teeth: To fix cracked and crooked teeth or to fill gaps between teeth, your dentist will use dental veneers. Made of ceramic or porcelain, dental veneers are glued to the front of your teeth using an adhesive and are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
- Replacing damaged or lost teeth: To replace damaged or lost teeth, your cosmetic dentist in Dublin will use dental implants. A miniature titanium screw inserted in the place of the missing tooth provides support for the crown. These implants are natural in looks and almost imperceptible from the surrounding teeth. With time, the implant is permanently secured in its position as the bone and tissues fuse to the implant.
- Treating stained teeth: Smoking, food, consumption of beverages like wine, tea and coffee can lead to discolored and stained teeth over time. Stained and discolored teeth can be treated using teeth whitening. This is one of the most common procedures in cosmetic dentistry and involves whitening or bleaching the teeth to remove stains and restore them to their natural color.
- Replacing a damaged or decayed tooth: If your tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair, your dentist will use a dental crown. The damaged tooth is shaped, an impression is taken and the crown, once made, is then placed on the shaped area. Since, dental crowns are made to individual specifications; they fit perfectly on the damaged tooth. Crowns are made from a variety of materials – ceramic, porcelain, metal and resin – and your cosmetic dentist in Dublin will be able to recommend the best material for you.
If you have any of the above mentioned dental problems and are planning on getting these fixed, it is important you consult an experienced cosmetic dentist in Dublin. At Killiney Dental, our team of experienced dentists has a proven track record in successfully treating these conditions. Call us today for a free consultation.
Dr Gerald O’Connor is the principal dentist and owner of Killiney Dental. Dr O’Connor graduated with an honours dental degree from University College Cork in 1998. He has since worked as a general dental surgeon in the UK and Ireland and has over 20 years experience in the dental field, with a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr O’Connor is an active member of the Irish Dental Association, sitting on its Quality Patient Safety Committee, and is a Irish Dental Council registered dentist.