Cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry are similar in some ways. Like restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry can repair multiple teeth damaged by decay. If several of your teeth are badly damaged by decay, then a cosmetic dentist can repair and restore all of those teeth.
Your smile doesn't have to suffer because of dental decay. You have several options when it comes to fixing your teeth and your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
Porcelain Veneers or Crowns for a Large Budget
If you have a large budget to spend on dental treatment, then the best choice for you is porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Porcelain is a very strong material, even stronger than the enamel of your natural teeth. This means that porcelain is the strongest and longest-lasting material that cosmetic dentistry has to offer.
For teeth in the front of the mouth, veneers are the best option as these thin shells slip over the front of damaged teeth, disguising them and supporting them. For teeth in the back of the mouth, porcelain crowns are best. Porcelain crowns cover the entirety of a badly decayed tooth, and as such, work better with teeth in the back of the mouth.
Dental Bridges for a Moderate Budget
For patients with a moderate budget, dental bridges are the next best option to porcelain veneers or crowns. Although you will need to crown two of your natural teeth to support the bridge that runs between them, you can restore or replace multiple teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay.
Composite Bonding for a Limited Budget
If your budget is limited, then composite bonding is both a cheap and fast way to restore multiple decayed teeth. In general, composite bonding can be completed in one dental appointment of about an hour. But if you need multiple teeth to be restored, then expect the appointment to take longer. Or you can split the work into two appointments.
Like porcelain veneers and crowns, composite bonding covers badly damaged teeth. And once a skilled dentist has finished polishing the composite bonding, the treated teeth should be indistinguishable from your natural teeth. But, composite bonding does eventually stain and break, so be prepared to have your composite bonding redone in several years.
No matter what your budget, there is a cosmetic treatment for your decayed teeth. Speak to a cosmetic dentist today and find out how they can repair and restore your smile.Share