What Cosmetic Procedures can Work for You
By DR. DOUGLAS HUHN
September 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Would you like to change the way one or more of your teeth look but aren't sure which types of cosmetic dentistry procedures are the best cosmetic dentistrychoices? Orlando, FL, dentists Dr. Doug Huhn and Dr. Clete Huhn share information on several options that will help you make over your smile.

Bonding

Bonding involves adding composite resin to your teeth to hide imperfections or change the shape or length of teeth. Because composite resin is soft, it can be manipulated into any shape needed to repair teeth or cover flaws. After the material is added to your teeth in our Orlando office, it's hardened with a curing light, then polished. Bonding is often used to improve the appearance of:

  • Small chips
  • Superficial cracks
  • Discolorations
  • Crooked or oddly shaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Short teeth

Crowns

Bonding is a good choice if you have minor chips or cracks in teeth, but a crown may be needed if the damage is more extensive or cracks are deep. Crowns fit over teeth, providing protection and stability. Porcelain crowns are created in a dental laboratory using an impression of your mouth. You'll wear a temporary crown until your permanent restoration is ready. Crowns may be recommended if you have:

  • Chips
  • Discolorations
  • Crooked or oddly shaped teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Teeth weakened by age, root canal therapy, cracks or dental procedures
  • Broken teeth

Veneers

Veneers fit over the front surfaces of teeth and are used to conceal a variety of imperfections. The porcelain restorations are just about as thick as one of your fingernails, yet effectively cover many types of flaws, including:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Discolorations
  • Short teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth

Teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening can have a dramatic impact on your smile. Best of all, whitening only takes about an hour. Rapid results are due to a strong hydrogen peroxide gel that quickly and safely bleaches your teeth. Protective gel and retractors ensure that hydrogen peroxide never touches your sensitive roots and gums. Many people experience a three to eight-shade difference in their teeth after professional whitening. Avoiding darkly colored foods and beverages will help you maintain your whitening results longer.

Are ready to upgrade your smile with a cosmetic dentistry procedure? Call Orlando, FL, dentists Dr. Doug Huhn and Dr. Clete Huhn at (407) 422-6281 to schedule an appointment.

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