Cosmetic Dentistry and Zoom Whitening
While it may be initially thought of as a luxury, cosmetic dentistry helps to correct your oral care and appearance much beyond aesthetic purposes. Having the peace of mind that your happy and healthy smile is infectious to others is among the more intangible benefits, but restoring proper care, function, and range to your teeth and gums is of the utmost importance.
The expert team at Knox County Dental care of Edina, MO is proud to offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services that will surely benefit even the most unique of situations.
What is Zoom Whitening?
Zoom is a patented technology that is one of the most effective ways to whiten your teeth, much more than self-care kits and other marketed materials. The Zoom method uses an in-office solution that includes hydrogen peroxide that removes even the toughest stains, making your multiple shades brighter. Best of all, the technique is extremely safe and quick, and the dental care team takes the appropriate precautions for your comfort and safety concerns.
What Are Some Other Types of Cosmetic Dentistry?
While teeth whitening is one of the most common and cost-effective demands of cosmetic dentistry, various other procedures can help ameliorate your bright and happy smile.
A “veneer” is a thin layer of laminated material that is used in conjunction with a bonding agent to fix certain abnormalities such as closing gaps, correcting discolored teeth, or even repairing chipped teeth. Veneers are much more than a cosmetic solution, as they can also restore proper biting and chewing function in your mouth.
A crown is so-named as it sits on top of the tooth, usually a molar – much like a “crown”. This is usually used for cracked and chipped teeth that have not penetrated down to the gum, root, or bone, which helps to reinforce the existing enamel and dentin of the teeth to restore proper function. Crowns are usually made of porcelain, which mimics the appearance of a natural tooth, and also helps to clear some discoloration, although other options are available. Crowns also help to eliminate further decay or the need for fillings.
Bonding is the process of applying a bonding agent to your teeth, which helps to close gaps between them with resin. Bonding may serve to make your smile nicer, but also strengthens your natural teeth and helps them to stave off further decay or infection.
Your Local Quality Dentist
Discoloration or broken teeth can not only affect your appearance but are often signs of underlying dangers that could put your oral care at risk. During your next appointment with the professional Knox County Dental care team, you can rest assured that you will receive the best possible recommendation and course of action to restore your quality of life.