Understanding Cosmetic Dentistry

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When you want to get your smile fixed to look perfect again – whether for personal or health reasons – you’ll have to choose from what seems like an endless stream of options. The cosmetic dentistry world isn’t short on choices! It can feel really overwhelming, which is why Dr. Maria Sese at East Coast Family Dental in Jersey City, New Jersey, had the team put this post together to help shed some light on the more popular cosmetic dentistry procedures and what you can expect to be the best solution for you and your smile.

Dental bonding
When you come in for a dental bonding appointment you’ll be surprised at just how simple and quick this procedure is. One of the cheaper options, it simply involves Dr. Maria Sese using a pliable resin to fill in cracks, fractures, or chips in your teeth. The resin is hardened and polished to look like a real part of your tooth.

Crowns are one of the more popular options, since they completely restore a tooth with an entirely new surface. The old tooth is ground to form an abutment, then a crown (made of porcelain to match the shade and size of your “real” teeth) is cemented on top. This creates a new tooth that functions and feels like a real one.

Dental implants are similar to crowns except the entire tooth is extracted and a titanium post is inserted in its place. Then the post is capped with a similar crown that looks, feels, and works just like the rest of your real teeth.

The choice of which cosmetic dentistry procedure is best is a personal one. It should be informed by the recommendations of your dentist and your own personal preferences.