What is Cosmetic Dentistry

In Blog, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health by Dr. Lattinelli

There are several different types of dentistry. In addition to your bi-annual cleanings, you may also be interested in cosmetic dentistry. To learn what cosmetic dentistry is, keep reading.

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Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on the appearance of your teeth. Even though cosmetic dentistry is designed to make your smile more attractive, it can also improve your oral health. Dr. Lattinelli can perform five main cosmetic procedures.

The first main cosmetic procedure Dr. Lattinelli can provide to you is inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are made from composite resins. They’re designed to restore the look of decayed or damaged teeth. An inlay is used if your teeth have damage, but the tooth cusps are intact. An onlay is used to cover the entire tooth surface.

The next procedure is composite bonding. The composite material is applied directly to a damaged tooth and a bonding material is applied after color is added to match the rest of the teeth. Another procedure to consider is veneers, which are made from ceramic and cover the front of individual teeth.

Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic dental procedure that can brighten your teeth. During teeth whitening, plaque, tartar, and stains are removed from your smile. The final cosmetic dental procedure Dr. Lattinelli can perform for your implants. If you have missing teeth, implants can be used to replace these teeth. A titanium screw is put into the bone below the missing tooth area, acting as a support for the replacement tooth. This is known as a crown, which is created in a laboratory. Implants are just as strong as normal teeth. They also look incredibly natural.

To schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment with Dr. Lattinelli, give us a call at 212-752-7188 today!

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