Miami Lakes Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on enhancement of dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile. Some dental cosmetic procedures include:
Composite (“White”) Fillings
When you have a cavity, the last thing you want is a large silver filling showing when you smile. Dr. Labrada uses minimally invasive composite fillings that restore and recreate the natural contour of your tooth. Each one is custom matched to your surrounding tooth color so that it goes unnoticed when you talk or laugh.
Composite fillings are used when the tooth has a structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. For over 150 years teeth were filled with metal materials but today you can have your teeth restored with tooth colored resins. These fillings are made from resins that match your existing tooth color and provide an excellent seal for the treated area.
Crowns and Bridges
If you have a cavity that is too large to fill, preserving the entire tooth is vital to prevent continued fractures or wear. A full coverage crown protects your tooth and allows it to continue functioning normally. Because the process of a root canal inherently weakens the strength of a tooth, crowns are often necessary after a tooth has undergone root canal therapy.
They are also used over dental implants when replacing missing teeth. Similarly, bridges are used to replace missing teeth, but suspend a false crown that is fused between two functional crowns. Each end is attached to a tooth or dental implant to create a “bridge” across the open space in your bite.
Implants are the standard of care in regard to long-term tooth replacement. Each implant functions as if it were an entirely new tooth, using a prosthetic root that is anchored directly into your bone. In fact, implants are even stronger than natural teeth and of the most successful procedures used in modern dentistry.
Are you looking for a simple way to transform your entire smile? Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that cover the front of your natural teeth. Each one is placed side by side to create a smile that looks straighter, whiter, and perfectly even. With other options like teeth whitening, bonding, and preventive care, veneers can help you smile again in no time
Call today to schedule your smile make-over consultation with your Miami Lakes cosmetic dentist. 305-231-1820