Cosmetic dentistry is a field that focuses on improving the appearance of the gums and teeth. There are many varieties of services that can be classified as cosmetic dentistry, which also include traditional dental services like cleaning and x-rays. But for those looking to make the most of their smile, these are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry Houston services

1. Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services. It is also one of the least invasive. Teeth whitening can be performed in the home with over-the-counter products, but having an in office teeth whitening comes with instant results that last longer. In fact, in-office teeth whitening can deliver results in less than one hour. An at-home treatment will whiten the teeth gradually, with results taking a month or so.

It is important to note that neither at-home nor in-office teeth whitening will deliver permanent results. Repeat treatments are needed in order to maintain the results of this procedure. However, there are some things that you can do to keep your teeth white such as drinking through a straw to help you maintain results. Teeth whitening can also be prolonged by avoiding smoking, coffee, acids, and brushing regularly.

2. Veneers

Veneers are restorations that are made out of either porcelain or composite materials. They are placed on the front side of the tooth. Chipped teeth, crooked teeth, and discolored teeth are examples of problems that are often corrected with veneers. Veneers can also be used to close spaces in between the teeth. The dentist will have to remove a small portion of the enamel in order before the veneer is placed. Veneers can last a very long time if they are cared for properly but are quickly being replaced given their unnatural look and bonding process to teeth that is inferior to:

3. Dental Implants

An implant is a device that is typically made out of materials that mimic natural teeth and are a popular option for people who have missing teeth and do not want to settle for bridges, partial dentures, or complete dentures. Dental implants are often used to support dentures, crowns or bridges. Additionally, dental implants serve as artificial tooth roots.

4. Dental Bonding

Bonding is another option for repairing teeth that are chipped or stained. This procedure involves bonding a tooth-colored material to the tooth.

5. Crowns

Crowns are sometimes referred to as dental caps. They can be made out of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal or gold. Many people get crowns because their teeth are severely decayed or broken. Crowns are similar to veneers. However, a crown fits over the entire tooth whereas a veneer only covers the front side.

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