Cosmetic dentistry is any dental work that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth and smile. In most cases, cosmetic dentistry procedures are more elective than essential. However, some cosmetic dental treatment procedures can also provide restorative benefits. Most procedures when it comes to cosmetic dentistry are relatively simple, but others can be quite complex. Cosmetic dentistry tends to zero in on improving positioning, color, alignment, size and shape of the teeth for a better overall appearance.
In the presence of food (mainly sugar), bacteria (caries) starts to eat away at the first layer of the tooth structure called the enamel. Once the bacteria makes its way through the enamel, it gets into the middle layer of the tooth called the Dentin. Dentin is a much softer part of the tooth compared to enamel; therefore, bacteria eats away at dentin at a much faster pace.
Dental implants are one of the best options available for replacing a missing tooth. Dental implants in Austin offer several advantages compared to other options. It is the closest you will get to having a natural tooth; it is not removable and maintenance is very similar to that of a natural tooth. Simply put, a dental implant is essentially a titanium screw that goes in your jaw bone and acts as the root of the tooth. Although dental implants are a great option for some patients, not all patients qualify to receive them. Your cosmetic dentist will review your medical history in order to determine if you are a good candidate and will notify you of the risks involved, if any.