Cosmetic Dental Surgery


People often consider undergoing some sort of cosmetic dental surgery. Dental surgery can be used for whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns. None of these are completely permanent, and some of them require that you have them repaired after a few years of wear and tear.

Teeth whitening

This, not so surprisingly, is one of the more simple things that can be done. It has several techniques that range from professional to home based. All of these do fade with time, especially if you don’t take great care of your teeth, and they actually rarely work on previous dental work. This includes things like fillings and crowns.

The different tooth whitening techniques include professional, tray based, whitening strips, and some paint on teeth whitening. Keep in mind that though most of these work, there is a chance that if you aren’t careful you will find one that doesn’t.

Dental bonding possibilities

More often than not dental bonding is the process of attaching white dental fillings to teeth that have been prepared.

One of the main things that dental bonding is used for is to repair a tooth. This include defects due to chipping or rotting. Another use is to completely repair the front side of teeth just for the cosmetic appearances.

Porcelain veneers

The porcelain veneers are another thing that can be used to improve your teeth’s cosmetic appearance. These are a better choice because they are more natural looking than dental bonding, and they also tend to resist stains better. Unfortunately, if applied wrong these break easily, and the whole thing has to be repaired. You can’t just patch them the way you can with the dental bonding.

Dental crowns

They are harder to break, and cover the whole tooth. The damaged tooth will need to be grinded down in order to be applied and a hole is made into the tooth for a titanium pole to be inserted and glued and can last for many years if looked after.