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By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
May 07, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Make your smile better. Even though we may brush and floss twice daily, sometimes our teeth crack, chip, or end up discolored. If this has happened to you, you may be a great candidate for cosmetic dentistry at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA.

While it is no substitute for an effective daily oral care regimen, cosmetic dentistry helps to improve the appearance of the teeth. You may wonder what some of your options are. Let’s explore five of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Indirect filling

Indirect fillings are otherwise known as onlays and inlays. Dentists use them when there is a need to fix some decay, but the decay is not extensive enough to need a crown. Inlays fill in the center of the tooth while onlays include the points of the teeth.

Bonding

Bonding is the application of composite material to the tooth surfaces. This makes minor cosmetic improvements to chipped, cracked, or otherwise malformed teeth. Bonding improves appearance without a major procedure.

Dental veneers

Veneers are thin coverings placed over the front of the teeth. They hide imperfections like discolorations, cracks, or large spaces between the teeth. A smooth, even smile is the result.

Whitening

Remember to avoid foods and habits that will further stain your teeth such as chocolate, coffee, and smoking. Whitening your teeth can make your smile look younger and brighter. Many products help patients brighten their teeth at home.

Implants

Implants are more comfortable than dentures and they function more like natural teeth. Once installed during a minor surgery at our Billerica office, the gums hug the implants as if they were natural teeth. Unlike dentures, implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that forever remains in the mouth.

A board-certified dentist can help you decide what is best for your smile. For more information, contact Dr. Lili Tayari, Dr. Adam Danzig, and Dr. Barry Danzig at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA. Call (978) 667-2741 to schedule an appointment.