While porcelain veneers have become increasingly popular for their long lasting reliability and ability to transform your smile, they represent just one option in cosmetic dentistry. Your dentist at East Bentleigh Dental Group can explain treatments that are suitable to your needs so you can make an informed choice.
Suitable Options for Every Patient
While the following offers a general introduction to the cosmetic dentistry treatments most commonly used to repair decayed, broken or missing teeth, speak with your dentist in East Bentleigh Dental Group for complete information, including potential risks and financial investment:
- Bridges – A natural-looking alternative to dentures, a bridge can replace a section of one or several missing teeth. They are custom made to blend naturally with your remaining teeth and can help you enjoy all of your favourite foods once again.
- Crowns – Typically used to cover a heavily filled or broken tooth, crowns can also provide strength to a tooth after a root canal treatment, attach bridges and cover dental implants. They are also excellent for covering stained or chipped teeth.
- Veneers – Composite or porcelain veneers are shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to close gaps, mask chips and discolorations as well as hide misaligned teeth. They are an ideal solution to enhancing your smile while maintaining a healthy tooth structure.
- Bonding – A less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers and crowns, bonding is where the tooth is prepared and composite resin is added, moulded and shaped to cover the tooth. It is not as permanent as veneers, but rarely requires shaving or reduction of the natural teeth.