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Types of Cosmetic Dentistry in Tuscaloosa

Cosmetic dentistry is a process of improving the general appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic Dentistry in Tuscaloosa is common. People visit with various tooth defects that require correction, and some just want to look beautiful and improve their smile. There are various types of Cosmetic dentistry which include the following.

Teeth Whitening

As you get older, your teeth can become stained or discolored especially if you take excessive coffee, if you are a smoker, taking certain medication. Whitening involves the use of a chemical to bleach your teeth. It can either be done at home overtime or in the dentist’s office.

Whitening at home may be more convenient but takes longer for the process to work. Whitening is not permanent and if you expose your teeth to same products as before they may discolor again. When assessing your tooth for whitening, your dentist will have to ensure that your mouth is in perfect health before commencing. Your dentist should also discuss with you the possibility of tooth sensitivity and how to deal with it if it occurs after whitening. Finally, he should discuss with Rhodes and Rhodes Family Dentistry for the best method to whiten your teeth.

Bonding

Bonding is the application of a colored composite in form of a tooth repair for either a decayed, chipped discolored or fractured tooth. The materials apply bond the tooth against the spaces .It is also used for cosmetic reasons to improve the appearance.

A single office visit is all you need for the bonding procedure. It is one of the easiest procedures in dentistry. Bonding lasts longer than whitening but will eventually wear down and need replacing. Your dentist should be able to advise you more on the bonding procedure step by step.

Veneers

Veneers are typically made of porcelain or plastic they usually cover the front part of the tooth and change its color and shape. Veneers last longer than both whitening and bonding in addition to giving a superior appearance, veneers help improve teeth that have become chipped or worn out, permanently stained teeth and teeth with spaces. Veneers are less expensive as compared to the crowns.

To learn more, visit Rhodesfamilydental.com. Rhodes and Rhodes Family Dentistry provides the highest quality dental and cosmetic dental procedures in the Tuscaloosa area.

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