If you have been shy about showing off your smile because of your insecurities, you might be ready to make a change. You want to be able to smile your biggest smile whenever you are truly happy and there are some dental procedures that help you be more confident when doing so. Here are some of the types of cosmetic dentistry that you may want to talk about at your next dental appointment:
A dental sealant is a helpful tool for many dental patients. Sealants keep teeth from getting cavities, and they can be especially beneficial for children, who often have the greatest risk of decay.
But what is a sealant exactly? Is it really a great idea for your child? Here's what your dentist wants you to know.
What Is Dental Sealant?
A sealant is a thin coating applied to the surface of the tooth that acts as a barrier against food particles, bacteria, acid, and plaque.
Dental crowns are artificial caps fitted over the top of a damaged tooth to restore its size, shape, appearance, and functionality. Patients can opt for same-day crowns or traditional dental crowns. With same-day dental crowns, the process of preparing the tooth, taking impressions, and fabricating and placing the crowns is done in a single visit. Traditional dental crowns require multiple visits, as the crowns are formulated in a laboratory. Below are the benefits of choosing same-day crowns over traditional crowns for your treatment.
What do you need to know about root canal recovery? If this is your first experience with root canals, take a look at what you need to know about post-treatment food choices, activities, and more.
Will Recovery Take A Long Time?
Unlike complex surgeries, this type of dental procedure won't come with weeks or months of recovery time. Most people can return to work the same day. If you needed or wanted sedation for the procedure, you will need to take the rest of the day off to recover.
Having your wisdom teeth removed is a common dental procedure. In fact, over five million people have their wisdom teeth removed each year. Here's what you need to know about your wisdom teeth, if you have them, why you have them, and what to do if they hurt.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Your wisdom teeth, sometimes called your third molars, are the last teeth you get. Usually, you will have four wisdom teeth in the very back of your mouth, two on each side.