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“I wish I was told to look after my teeth when I was younger. My smile is really important to me and one of my biggest assets, so I'm very conscious that I need to keep it in top condition.” — Singer Louise Nurding
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on more than just teeth whitening. Neu Family Dentistry provides a variety of procedures to improve your smile. Any dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth, gums and/or bite is part of cosmetic dentistry. Your smile might be improved by reshaping teeth, closing gaps, restoring worn or short teeth, or altering the length of your teeth.
Common procedures include whitening, bonding, crowns, veneers and reshaping and contouring. These improvements may help to solve other oral problems, such as your bite.
Whitening is the most popular chemical method used to whiten teeth. It can be used to either brighten teeth or remove stains.
Bonding is a tooth-colored material used to fill in gaps or change the color of teeth. It has a variety of uses, including filling small cavities and closing spaces between teeth.
Crowns (also known as caps), are used to restore a tooth to its normal appearance and shape. They have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restoration.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic fixed over the front teeth to change the color and shape of the teeth. They are used to improve the overall appearance of tooth surfaces.
Contouring and Reshaping is a procedure used to correct crooked teeth or teeth that are chipped, irregularly shaped or even overlapping. It can be used in candidates with normal, healthy teeth but who want a better smile.
What Kind of Cosmetic Dentistry is Right for Me?
Natalie Neu can answer your questions about the techniques that are right for you. The condition of your teeth and your expected result helps determine what's right for you. During the initial consultation, you might want to ask:
- What will the result look like?
- How long is the course of treatment and what should I expect?
- Is there any maintenance required?
Dr. Neu can answer any questions you have about the best course of action to improve your smile. Contact her to learn more.