Answers to Dental Questions From a Cosmetic Dentist in Livermore

Posted on: December 15th, 2016 by Dr. Timothy Hubbs
Posted in Cosmetic Dentist |

Cosmetic DentistAs a cosmetic dentist in Livermore, we receive many questions about our dental improvement procedures. If you are thinking about improving your teeth, it is important to consider all your options and ask questions when you have concerns. We have compiled a list of a few questions we often hear from patients. Continue reading to learn more, and feel free to call us with any other questions.

What can be done for my extra gum tissue?

When people have excessive gum tissue or the tissue across the smile is uneven, we can provide a simple solution known as gum shaping. We can remove any excess tissue and reshape areas that do not line up. The procedure is safe and will not harm your gums. You will have a more pleasing smile that accentuates the positive aspects of your teeth.

Why is a modern porcelain restoration better than traditional porcelain restorations?

Traditional restorations that involve porcelain can also have a metal lining. The metal lining dulls the natural translucency of your teeth. The darkness of the metal lining may also discolor your gum line. When you receive a real porcelain restoration, it will look more natural because light can pass through it, similar to how your natural teeth appear. You will not have to worry about gray from the silver bleeding into your gums, causing discoloration.

The sheen of porcelain will also look like the surface of your natural tooth. Ultimately, today’s porcelain restorations are much more realistic-looking and attractive compared to traditional metal-lined restorations. We invite you to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist to learn more about how they look and function.

What is the difference between dental bridges and implants?

A dental implant is the most permanent option our cosmetic dentist office offers, as it actually replaces a missing tooth. Following the surgery, an implant fuses with the bone where your former tooth was anchored, creating a permanent artificial root. As a cosmetic dentist, we attach a customized cosmetic tooth to this root for a natural and functional appearance. Professionals classify a dental bridge as non-surgical since it uses dental crowns over the adjacent teeth to anchor and supports a new fabricated cosmetic tooth.

An implant is not invasive to nearby teeth. Since it fuses with the bone, it keeps the dental structure healthy and solid. Since it is so similar in structure to your natural teeth, it is very easy to floss and brush.

A dental bridge is not as invasive of a procedure and can be a great choice if you don’t mind having enamel removed from the adjacent teeth. When you visit our office, we can better determine which of these options suits your needs. Both are functional and attractive improvements.

These are a few of the important questions we often receive. We hope these answers have helped you learn more about our cosmetic dentist procedures. When you visit our Livermore cosmetic dentist office, we will evaluate your teeth and gums and help you determine which options are best for your restorations and cosmetic improvements.

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