Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the aesthetics of the smile rather than the functional part of the smile. Many people are self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth, and cosmetic dentistry procedures can help them gain the beautiful smile that they need to smile with confidence.
Teeth whitening can be done either as an in-office procedure or at home. The in-office procedure is the fastest but is more costly. The at-home treatments are used daily over a period of 2 to 4 weeks. Both types of whitening can remove stains from nicotine, coffee, tea, soft drinks, medication, red wine, and other substances.
Bonding is a type of dental restoration that is done for a range of different reasons.Bonding can conceal chips, making the tooth look whole again. It is also used as a filling in smaller cavities. Bonding is even used to fill in small between-teeth gaps. This is a simple procedure that can be done in a single dental visit.
Dental crowns are placed on top of a tooth to bring it back to the desired shape and size. Crowns can be functional, as well as cosmetic, since they conceal the entire tooth while also protecting it. Crowns last longer than any other cosmetic dentistry procedure (about 10 to 20 years) and are more costly as a result.
Veneers are much like crowns in terms of materials, but they cover only the front part of the tooth. They are a less-costly alternative to crowns. Veneers can be used to make teeth look whole and beautiful again. While more expensive than bonding, veneers also last longer than a bonding procedure will.
At Sunrise Dental of SeaTac, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept a variety of insurance providers to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.
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