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Cosmetic dentistry Cleveland Dental Institute services seek to improve and restore the appearance of a patient’s smile through treatments like veneers, dental bonding, dental implants, and even gum contouring and shaping.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is simply the term for a variety of services and procedures designed to improve a person’s smile and can range from a simple and fast aesthetic service like teeth whitening, to more advanced procedures like dental implants, bonding, veneers, and contouring of the gums.

The benefits of cosmetic dentistry Cleveland Dental Institute services

Cosmetic dentistry Cleveland Dental Institute services are designed to offer several physical and mental advantages, including:

  • Enhancing your smile
  • Whitening and brightening stained teeth
  • Improving the overall appearance of teeth
  • Fixing and concealing chips or cracks
  • Correcting “gummy” smiles
  • Boosting self-confidence

Who can receive cosmetic dentistry?

Anyone with relatively healthy gums and teeth can receive cosmetic dentistry. However, if tooth health is poor or gum disease is present, your dentist will correct these issues first before transitioning to cosmetic dentistry. Cleveland residents seeking cosmetic dentistry trust Cleveland Dental Institute to improve and restore their smiles, improving both physical and mental health through improved self-confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry Cleveland Dental Institute services

Cosmetic dentistry Cleveland Dental Institute services include the following procedures:

Teeth whitening

Depending on the patient and recommended correction, teeth whitening can be done in the office or even at home. Cleveland Dental Institute uses a modern technology known as Zoom teeth whitening, which is a fast, painless way to dramatically lighten the coloration of stained teeth.

Dental bonding

Dental bonding is simply the application of a composite resin that is mixed to match the color of your tooth. Dental bonding helps to protect and conceal cracks, small chips, and other imperfections in the tooth. The application needs to be reapplied 1-2 times each decade and has no harmful affect on natural tooth enamel.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are very thin but very durable ceramic shells that affix to the front of the teeth. They are used similarly to dental bonding in that they are applied to cover up and conceal a tooth with superficial damage, like cracks, small chips, or discolorations. The downside of veneers is that they usually require some enamel to be removed on the tooth. Ask your dentist which solution is best for you.

Tooth contouring

Tooth contouring does essentially “harm” the natural enamel of the tooth in that small amounts of enamel are shaved away to alter the shape of the tooth. This typically takes a single visit and only thin amounts of enamel can be removed so not to expose the tooth.

Gum contouring

Gum contouring is usually requested for “gummy smiles” in which the person has an excess of gum tissue, usually covering up the majority of a tooth or teeth. This procedure requires your dental surgeon to carve away excessive gum tissue to help shape and balance the ratio of gum tissue to the teeth.

Dental implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. The ideal candidate for dental implants have good oral health and a healthy jaw bone that can support the implant screw. With dental implants, the synthetic tooth is screwed directly into the jaw bone. The healing process requires something called osseointegration, which means the jaw bone grows around the implant, making the implant strong and secure. Once the implant is osseointegrated, a custom fitted and colored crown will be applied.

Dental crowns and bridges

Dental crowns and bridges in cosmetic dentistry are porcelain caps and appliances, respectively, used to protect broken, decayed, or fractured teeth. Crowns protects the tooth that can no longer be restored through fillings. Porcelain bridges are highly durable solutions to fill the space left by missing teeth and maintain the shape of the smile. Aside from cosmetic purposes, bridges help restore hindered chewing and speaking abilities.

Cosmetic dentistry Cleveland Dental Institute insurance inquiries

One important aspect to know regarding cosmetic dentistry is that it often is not covered by insurance plans. Consult your plan or insurance company to find out if your cosmetic dental procedure fits inside of your plan. Cleveland Dental Institute is proud to accept ALL insurance plans, and can assist you if you are not sure if your plan covers your desired cosmetic procedure.

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