If you feel self-conscious about the position, appearance, or color of your teeth, consider cosmetic dentistry. At 2K Dental, with two convenient locations in Parma and Akron, Ohio, the team offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers, dental bridges, crowns, and smile makeovers. To schedule an appointment today, call the nearest office to book a consultation.
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of oral health care used to improve the aesthetic appearance of your gums, teeth, or bite. These services utilize in-office treatments to enhance your smile’s overall appearance.
Cosmetic dentistry typically isn’t necessary to improve your oral health, but some treatments do support your ability to bite or chew. Additionally, replacing missing teeth with restorations can prevent more serious issues like gum recession and bone deterioration.
At 2K Dental, the team offers various cosmetic dentistry services, including:
Dental bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin to repair tooth damage, such as chipping and cracking. It’s a quick, in-office procedure that doesn’t require local anesthesia. Bonding takes 30-60 minutes and requires no downtime. Following your appointment, you can return to routine activities right away.
Dental bridges are restorations used to fill a gap in your smile. There are several types of bridges, but all of them contain a pontic (false tooth) and a supportive framework. Your dentist bonds the supportive framework to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap, restoring your smile to its near-original condition.
Crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that envelope the entire portion of a tooth that sits above the gum line. They can repair chipped and decaying teeth, or they can cover restorations like dental implants. Additionally, crowns can improve the appearance of severely stained or discolored teeth that don’t respond to teeth whitening treatment.
Dental implants are metal posts made of titanium that support dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures. Your provider surgically places them into small incisions in your gum line. Of all the dental restorations, implants are the longest lasting. They feel and function just like your natural, permanent teeth.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses clear, plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. You remove Invisalign aligners prior to each meal, so you can eat your favorite foods including popcorn, pretzels, and nuts. Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable than traditional braces but provide similar results in the same amount of time.
If you have several cosmetic issues that need treatment, you might benefit from a smile makeover. Smile makeovers combine restorations and services like teeth whitening to help you look and feel your best.
Teeth whitening uses medical-grade solutions to eradicate stains and discoloration from the surface of your teeth. Teeth whitening treatment isn’t permanent, but the results can last for 4-6 months at a time.
Veneers are thin, custom-crafted shells of porcelain that your 2K Dental provider bonds to the front of your permanent teeth. To achieve a balanced, symmetrical smile, most people get 6-8 veneers.
To determine if you’re a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, the 2K Dental team reviews your oral health history, asks about your goals for treatment, and conducts an oral exam. After gathering this information, they develop a custom treatment plan.
To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, schedule an appointment at 2K Dental today by calling the nearest office to book a consultation.