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Posts for: August, 2018

By Dr. Jill Markos
August 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Cosmetic DentistryYou can transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry. There are many cosmetic dentistry options for addressing a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as dull or stained teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, and small gaps between teeth. A dentist specializing in cosmetic dentistry can recommend the right procedures for addressing your concerns and giving you the smile you want. Dr. Jill Markos is your dentist for cosmetic dentistry in Vancouver, WA.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

There are many different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures available. They can be used to close small gaps, fix chips and cracks, eliminate or conceal stains and discolorations, and correct the shape of oddly shaped teeth. Some of the procedures offered by Dr. Markos include:

  • Bonding
  • Cosmetic contouring
  • Cosmetic Fillings
  • Veneers
  • Teeth whitening

Bonding can be used to repair chips and cracks in teeth, while cosmetic contouring can be used to reshape teeth that are oddly shaped. Bonding is performed by applying a resin material to the area where the tooth is chipped or cracked. The resin permanently bonds with the tooth as it dries and can be color matched to the tooth. Once dry, the resin is undetectable but the flaw is corrected. Contouring is performed by strategically removing small amounts of enamel until the desired tooth shape is achieved.

Cosmetic fillings are a discreet option for filling in cavities as the fillings match the color of teeth. Whereas metal fillings, such as gold or amalgam, are readily noticeable in the mouth, cosmetic fillings blend in. Teeth whitening can be used to dramatically and quickly whiten the teeth by several shades. Professional teeth whitening treatments from a dentist’s office deliver superior results as compared to over-the-counter whitening products. Finally, veneers are thin covers placed on the front of problem teeth to conceal a variety of imperfections.

You have many options for achieving the smile you desire with cosmetic dentistry. For cosmetic dentistry in Vancouver, WA, schedule a consultation with Dr. Markos by calling her dental office at (360) 693-2544.