Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dentistry that deals with the aesthetics of the patient's teeth. Most of the patients undergo cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of their teeth and smile.
The procedures range from teeth whitening to improving the shape and/or alignment of teeth. Watertown cosmetic dentistry is different from other fields of dentistry in that patients do not need any medical procedures. It is made for aesthetic purposes only.
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Some of the most common cosmetic procedures offered by dentists include:
Teeth whitening: Many factors influence tooth discoloration. These include aging, regular smoking, regular consumption of drinks such as coffee, tea, and other colored drinks.
Most cases of stained teeth can be whitened with a special whitening gel which can remove stains and change the color otherwise.
Unfortunately, there are cases where the teeth do not respond to this whitening process. In this case, the dentist must diagnose the cause of the discoloration and suggest alternatives such as veneers or crowns.
Replacement of old tooth fillings: The use of amalgam (silver-colored) fillings and gold crowns to restore teeth has been popular in the past but has declined due to its unnatural color.
Thanks to modern science, crowns and fillings are now available in colors that mimic natural teeth. As a result, metal crowns and fillings can now be replaced with ones that have a natural tooth color, resulting in enhanced aesthetics.