Wichita patients ask, “What is cosmetic dentistry?”
Wichita patients are hearing more and more about cosmetic dentistry. As the field of dentistry changes and advances, patients are able to make cosmetic changes to their smile to give themselves the confidence boost they need and want. Simply stated, cosmetic dentistry is the practice of transforming a smile using dental procedures and treatments. Dr. Mark Troilo of Rose Hill Dental has been practicing cosmetic dentistry for many years to help his patients achieve brighter and better smiles.
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses many procedures. In fact, some of the procedures found in cosmetic dentistry are also used in general dentistry. A happy mouth is a healthy mouth, and sometimes, a procedure that improves your smile will improve the function of your mouth. Common cosmetic dentistry services include:
- Dental implants – When a tooth is lost it can be hard on the patient’s self-esteem. However, replacing the tooth is not only important for self-confidence, it’s important because each tooth in the mouth provides support to the other teeth. When one tooth is lost, the remaining teeth can shift. Dental implants are used for patients who want a long-lasting answer to their tooth loss. An implant is essentially a metal tooth root that is implanted into the jawbone. A crown is placed on top of the implant to give the patient a beautiful, and strong, smile.
- Crowns and bridges – Crowns are often used to improve a patient’s smile by covering excessive decay or a broken tooth. The crown can also protect the tooth from further decay or damage. If a tooth is missing, a bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Both crowns and bridges are created using quality materials, such as porcelain, and last many years.
- Porcelain veneers – Veneers are a popular choice for patients who have several minor imperfections. They are thin strips of porcelain that are bonded to the front of a patient’s existing teeth. They can be used to hide teeth that are chipped, misaligned, misshaped, or discolored.
- Whitening – Often the fastest way to improve a smile is by brightening it. With professional teeth whitening, patients receive the dramatic results they want in a safe and effective manner.
If you’re thinking about changing your smile, call Rose Hill Dental today at 316-768-4050. Dr. Troilo has been helping patients in Wichita and the surrounding area make changes to their teeth in order to see a dramatic difference in their smile.