Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Would you like to learn more about the common cosmetic dentistry procedures available in Washington, DC?

Cosmetic dentistry is meant to rejuvenate teeth' aesthetic appeal, so basically your smile. Some common procedures do improve functionality, which makes it more advantageous.

Here are a few of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures Dr. Ralph Mazzuca offers his patients in Washington, DC:

Teeth Whitening: This is a common cosmetic procedure. "37 million Americans used tooth whiteners in 2020. This figure is projected to decrease to 35.22 million in 2024," according to Statista. There are two types of teeth-whitening procedures your dentist offers, in-office and a custom take-home kit. The in-office treatment requires an hour of your time and removes discoloration, leaving teeth several shades lighter. The home kit isn't as powerful but you can repeat it as many times as necessary to get the shade you want.

Veneers: The shell-like prosthetics adhered to the surface of teeth to conceal damage or aesthetic imperfections. Veneers are often confused or mistaken for crowns, cap-like appliances that fit over teeth, but veneers only cover the frontal part of teeth instead of completely encapsulating it. Veneers hide cracks, fractures, discoloration, misshapen teeth, and small gaps.

Crowns & Bridges: Crowns restore teeth by protecting and reinforcing existing teeth structures but bridges replace missing teeth. Your Washington, DC, dentist uses both these prosthetics to improve your smile by concealing aesthetic issues, restoring functionality, like eating and preventing loose fillings from dislodging. Crowns have the added advantage of protecting teeth that have undergone invasive procedures like dental implants or root canals.

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Cosmetic dentistry is just as important as other procedures. It improves a person's self-esteem and overall smile. If you're interested in learning more about the common cosmetic dentistry procedures, call your dentist, Dr. Ralph Mazzuca, in Washington, DC, at (202) 537-1088.