Most people want to have that perfect smile epitomized by Hollywood stars with their well-shaped, well-aligned, pearly white teeth supported by healthy gums. Not everyone is born with perfect teeth, however, and accidents can rob people of their beautiful teeth. In such cases, cosmetic dentists Scottsdale dental offices have can provide effective solutions.
In the old days, people had to live with chipped, cracked, crooked, or even overlapping teeth for the rest of their lives. These days, cosmetic dentists perform procedures like tooth contouring and reshaping to alter the position, shape, and length of teeth that are less than perfect. This is definitely good news for anyone who was born with oddly shaped teeth or had the misfortune to lose or damage their teeth in an accident.
People who chip their teeth due to accidental trauma are normally advised to retrieve the chipped portion, rinse it clean, and have a dentist reattach it if still sufficiently intact. Otherwise, the chipped tooth would have to be covered temporarily with dental wax or dental cement to prevent tooth sensitivity when exposed to hot or cold temperatures. If the chip exposes the dentin or pulp – i.e. the insides of the teeth – the patient might also want to have temporary crowns installed to stop infection and further complications.
Before the tooth contouring procedure, cosmetic dentistry Scottsdale practitioners like Dr. Reem Kidess would have to take X-rays of the affected teeth to determine whether the jaw bone can still support the teeth before and after the shaping process. The dentist marks the affected area then uses a laser or sanding drill to gently mold the teeth into the desired shape. Moderately chipped teeth require only minimal reshaping, while severely damaged teeth would have to be restored using crowns or veneers.
If a tooth gets knocked out partially, the dentist can gently move the tooth back into position and perform a root canal procedure. The dentist takes out the pulp and nerve of the affected tooth and then seals it off to prevent infection. But if the tooth is knocked out completely and is beyond any cosmetic help, the tooth would have to be extracted and replaced.
Patients can always rely on the quality of cosmetic dentistry Scottsdale AZ dental offices are known for. They provide an array of other cosmetic services like whitening, bonding, dental implants, dental veneers and dental crowns for almost every dental problem that affect us. Don’t think that you’re being vain just because you’re going to a cosmetic dentist. Having good-looking teeth will be beneficial not only to your appearance but also to your overall health and confidence.