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Learn more about cosmetic dentistry from your Yorba Linda dentist!
Today, cosmetic dentistry is very popular, from teeth whitening and dental bonding to closing gaps and straightening teeth. Dr. Richard Hamaty in Yorba Linda, CA has a wide array of techniques and tools at his disposal for perfecting your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can fix your smile problems. Here's how.
Composite bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the teeth and hardened with a curing light. Composite bonding is used improve the appearance of chipped, cracked or stained teeth. Bonding can also be used to close gaps between teeth or change the shape or color of teeth.
Invisalign is the clear alternative to conventional metal braces. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth using a series of removable, virtually invisible aligners. Invisalign effectively corrects a variety of dental issues, including: protruding teeth, an overbite, cross bite, underbite, overcrowded teeth, gapped teeth and crooked teeth.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells made of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can correct a variety of dental problems such as discoloration, misshapen teeth, chips, fractures, mild alignment problems and more.
Having your teeth whitened is something you can do to enhance your appearance without emptying your bank account. Whitening methods include in-office teeth whitening and treatments the patient performs at home.
Dental implants are a viable option for people with one or more missing teeth. Implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium. They are placed into your jaw to hold replacement teeth. One of the top benefits of implants is that they preserve bone and prevent deterioration of the facial structure.
Everyone wants a celebrity smile, and why not? One of the most glamorous ways to improve your appearance is with a gorgeous smile. To get started on the path to your gorgeous smile, call Dr. Hamaty in Yorba Linda, CA at (714) 779-1313 today to schedule an appointment. You'll be glad you did.
So you’re tearing up the dance floor at a friend’s wedding, when all of a sudden one of your pals lands an accidental blow to your face — chipping out part of your front tooth, which lands right on the floorboards! Meanwhile, your wife (who is nine months pregnant) is expecting you home in one piece, and you may have to pose for a picture with the baby at any moment. What will you do now?
Take a tip from Prince William of England. According to the British tabloid The Daily Mail, the future king found himself in just this situation in 2013. His solution: Pay a late-night visit to a discreet dentist and get it fixed up — then stay calm and carry on!
Actually, dental emergencies of this type are fairly common. While nobody at the palace is saying exactly what was done for the damaged tooth, there are several ways to remedy this dental dilemma.
If the broken part is relatively small, chances are the tooth can be repaired by bonding with composite resin. In this process, tooth-colored material is used to replace the damaged, chipped or discolored region. Composite resin is a super-strong mixture of plastic and glass components that not only looks quite natural, but bonds tightly to the natural tooth structure. Best of all, the bonding procedure can usually be accomplished in just one visit to the dental office — there’s no lab work involved. And while it won’t last forever, a bonded tooth should hold up well for at least several years with only routine dental care.
If a larger piece of the tooth is broken off and recovered, it is sometimes possible to reattach it via bonding. However, for more serious damage — like a severely fractured or broken tooth — a crown (cap) may be required. In this restoration process, the entire visible portion of the tooth may be capped with a sturdy covering made of porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to a gold metal alloy.
A crown restoration is more involved than bonding. It begins with making a 3-D model of the damaged tooth and its neighbors. From this model, a tooth replica will be fabricated by a skilled technician; it will match the existing teeth closely and fit into the bite perfectly. Next, the damaged tooth will be prepared, and the crown will be securely attached to it. Crown restorations are strong, lifelike and permanent.
Was the future king “crowned” — or was his tooth bonded? We may never know for sure. But it’s good to know that even if we’ll never be royals, we still have several options for fixing a damaged tooth. If you would like more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework.”