While traditional dentistry fixates on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease, the field of cosmetic dentistry however is more into shifting their focuses on improving the overall facade of a person's teeth, mouth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry simply deals with elective and desired results for specific types of treatment. It has restorative powers but it goes with the wishes of the patients to achieve a particular look and feel to the mouth, teeth and jaw so that the appearance is well set and the confidence of the patient turns for the best.
Cosmetic dentistry in Napa CA has been fairly advanced especially in the Napa Valley Dental Group who is offering extensive restorative benefits also. For example, dental fillings are a universal procedure used to treat decayed teeth. In light of technological advancements in the field of cosmetic dentistry especially pertaining to Napa CA, enamels are now more natural looking and nowadays cosmetic dental treatments more durable and knowable. Moreover, dentists in Napa CA are often using more traditional cosmetic dentistry techniques to harness the natural tooth structure unless there is a separate clinical requirement. Cosmetic dentists nowadays also use technologies as lasers to perform some procedures which can be done without any specialist referral. This makes dental procedures such as smile makeovers more suitable for patients, as well as helps to lessen recovery time.
Popular Cosmetic dentistry treatments are:
- Inlays/Onlays: fillings made from porcelain or composite materials are used to fill teeth that have structural damage.
- Composite Bonding: Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth are corrected with a composite material, applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, sculpted and hardened with a high-power light.
- Teeth Whitening: stained teeth are bleached
- Dental Veneers: artificial laminates which is bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair
Dental implants, smile makeovers are also some of the accepted treatments.