Cosmetic dentistry is a specialization, outside of orthodontics, that focuses primarily on improving the appearance of an individual’s smile. While this is sometimes related to the appearance of the gums most cosmetic dental applications involve making alterations to the appearance of the front teeth.
If a smile has been adversely affected by chronic dental stains or minor physical defects, Dr. Paul Agyekum and his associates might recommend improving the appearance of the front teeth with dental veneers.
This involves creating custom shaped shells at an off-site dental lab, from a special dental grade porcelain material. Each one will match the natural shape of the specific tooth and be shaded to a scintillating shade of white.
The porcelain material will not be as porous as natural tooth enamel which will help resist future dental staining issues.
When the dental veneers are ready, you will need to return to Ryan-Eight Mile Family Dentistry’s dental office to have them installed. This involves removing a minuscule amount of existing tooth enamel from the face of each of your front teeth. This will provide an etched surface capable of bonding the dental veneers with a dental adhesive.
If you are in the Detroit, Michigan, area and you are struggling to deal with an unappealing smile, you should call 313-891-1900 to schedule a cosmetic dental restoration consultation with Dr. Paul Agyekum.