white-tooth-smileHaving a nice smile is something which is on the top of anybody’s agenda. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry in Atlanta has bridged the gap between everyday individuals and almost perfect smiles. If you’re thinking about giving your smile a new shin, here are a couple of the procedures that you can opt for:

Teeth Whitening

Still the most sought after of all the different procedures, teeth whitening treatments can light external stains or those stains which are isolated on the enamel layer of your teeth. While you may opt for the less expensive at-home dental whitening kits, however, it’s way safer for individuals to have the teeth whitening procedure supervised by a trained professional like a dentist since the same active whitening ingredient can lead to the dissolution of the dental enamel.

Dental Bonding

This dental procedure is rather similar to the dental filling procedure wherein cavities are filled in with composite resin material or any other filling material. The only difference is that with dental bonding, the composite resin material is attached to the surface of the tooth instead of inside a cavity. This procedure is ideal for treating minor dental imperfections such as chips and fractures.

Porcelain Crowns

The use of porcelain crowns is ideal for when the biting surfaces of the tooth has been damaged severely, such as due to teeth grinding, or if cracks have developed along the biting surface of the tooth which can move down into the base of the crown and further into the dental roots, causing the tooth to split into two halves. When this happens, there is no other recourse for the tooth but to extract it. In order to protect the tooth from the biting surfaces which it receives whenever you eat or even speak, a crown is placed over the tooth in order to serve as cushion and also to reinforce the dental structure.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are just like crowns only that they are only pasted on the front surface of the tooth, unlike the latter which encapsulates the entire tooth. Porcelain veneers may be used on teeth which have been damaged but still have an intact dental structure. This includes interior dental stains as well as short crowns. Porcelain veneers have the same translucency as the natural dental enamel which makes them great for covering damaged teeth. At the same time, porcelain is increasingly durable and is resistant to stains.

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