Cosmetic Dentistry by Coons Family Dental
Cosmetic dentistry is an umbrella term that covers many different types of dental work to improve the look of your smile. Here at Coons Family Dentist in Folsom CA, we have professionals who specialize in different cosmetic dental treatments, so you can get the procedures you need to get the smile of your dreams!
The newest technologies in cosmetic dentistry allow patients to achieve a new smile that is both natural and beautiful. At Coons Family Dental, we are passionate about providing Folsom CA residents with a beautiful and healthy smile. We provide a wide variety of cosmetic dental services to help you get the smile you deserve!
Our cosmetic dentistry services include teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, dental implants, crowns, and bridges. But what exactly are these procedures? What do they entail? And how much does it cost to have them done? Our goal is to answer all of these questions, so everyone can fully understand all the dental procedures available to them and how they can transform your smile. Read on for our comprehensive guide to all things cosmetic dentistry!
Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening
Probably the most common cosmetic dentistry treatment, teeth whitening is great for people who are dreaming of a brighter smile. The method of teeth whitening provided by cosmetic dentists can span from whitening gels applied to trays and and worn at home, to one-hour in office treatments. The cost of teeth whitening varies depending on which method you choose and how much time your dentist needs for the procedure.
All teeth whitening procedures are fast and pain-free, whether you choose whitening trays or instant in-office treatment. Typically, you can expect to see results after just one treatment. Depending on your needs, the dentist may recommend multiple treatments spaced out over time to achieve optimal results.
Both take-home trays and in-office bleaching procedures use peroxide or carbamide peroxide gel which penetrates enamel and dentin to break up stains, making teeth visibly whiter. Depending on your needs or preferences, there are several factors that can make one procedure more desirable over the other.
For the take-home method of teeth whitening, trays are made specifically for your mouth based on impressions taken at your appointment. The trays are worn with whitening gel for 30 minutes a day over several days. This process can be done in just one week or even longer if needed. It’s important to follow instructions carefully and avoid eating or drinking anything besides water during treatment.
In-office teeth whitening procedures take less time to complete and can result in an immediate brightening of your smile in about an hour. Depending on the type of office visit, the dentist may recommend you return for another session after one week. Results last longer with this type of treatment than with home trays, but it may require more visits to achieve optimal results.
Both types of teeth whitening are effective at reducing stains that cause yellowing or discoloration on teeth, but there are some differences between them. For example:
- Take-home treatments tend to be less expensive than in-office treatments, costing as little as $100 per kit.
- In-office treatments are more expensive, but they are instant and provide better and longer lasting results.
Fix Small Issues with Teeth Bonding
Teeth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that is performed to close gaps, fill cavities, change the color and shape of teeth, and to repair cracked or chipped teeth. Dental bonding uses tooth-colored material called composite resin that has been molded into shape to fit your teeth and then hardened using ultraviolet light. These procedures are a highly effective way to improve the look of your smile by fixing small issues. Bonding treatments are usually done in one visit, taking around 30-60 minutes to complete each tooth. It may take longer depending on the extensiveness of the procedure. The process of teeth bonding includes the following steps:
- Anesthesia will be administered if the bonding is going to be used to fill a cavity, repair a chip that is close to a nerve, or if drilling is needed to shape the tooth. Most other bonding procedures don’t require anesthesia.
- Your dentist will choose a composite resin that best matches the color of your teeth.
- Tools will be used to create a rough surface on the tooth to help the bonding agent adhere to it.
- The bonding agent is applied.
- Then, the resin is applied, molded, and smoothed into the desired shape.
- UV light is then used to harden the resin.
- Lastly, once the resin is hardened, it will be further trimmed, polished, and shaped to make sure it looks perfect.
Teeth bonding is a cost-effective and convenient solution for people who need small cosmetic adjustments made to their smiles. They are not as strong as alternatives such as veneers, therefore they are more prone to chipping or cracking. If you are looking for a more long lasting result, veneers may be a better choice for you.
Transform Your Smile with Veneers from Coons Dentistry
Veneers are another way to get a whiter smile as well as correct irregular tooth shapes, chips, and uneven teeth. Veneers are made of a thin cover that can be placed on top of your tooth to change its color, shape or length. Our cosmetic dentists at Coons Family Dental offer porcelain veneers which are made from pure ceramic material and specially prepared for each patient’s mouth for the best fit possible. The procedure involves removing a small layer of enamel from the patient’s teeth and attaching the resin-based veneer with dental adhesive cement. Porcelain veneers provide an excellent way to correct chipped, cracked or uneven teeth and make your smile look amazing! If you’re looking for fast, dramatic results without undergoing surgery, this may be the perfect option for you.
Crowns, Bridges and Implants
Crowns, bridges, and implants have fairly similar cosmetic functions to each other but have a few defining characteristics that can help us determine what is best for each patient.
Implants are used to replace a missing tooth. They are best for people who need a strong, permanent replacement for a tooth that is nonexistent. The procedure involves embedding a biocompatible titanium screw that replaces the root of the missing tooth, attaching an abutment to the screw, then attaching the replacement tooth to the abutment. The replacement tooth is either cemented or screwed onto the abutment. Over the next few months after a dental implant, bone fuses with the implant through a process called osseointegration, creating a strong foundation for your new tooth!
Crowns and bridges are less involved procedures than implants, but are also used to replace missing teeth or correct misshapen teeth. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over damaged or misshapen teeth. They are a great option for people who have a damaged tooth that can’t be easily fixed with bonding. Bridges are replacement teeth that are secured in place by anchoring to the surrounding teeth. They are a good solution for replacing missing teeth without undergoing dental surgery, however they are not as secure as an implant.
Contact Coons Family Dental Today!
At Coons Family Dental, we try to make it as easy as possible for you to get the affordable and effective cosmetic dentistry services that you need. Give us a call today at (916) 983-2262 or visit us online at https://CoonsFolsomDentist.com to see how we can help you transform your smile!