Comprehensive Dental Cosmetic Procedures
At Apple Dental Center, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures. Call or visit our Corpus Christi, TX dental facility for the following services.
Compared to fillings, which cover a small area of a tooth, a porcelain crown encases the entire visible portion of a tooth. In effect, the crown acts as the tooth’s new outer surface. A dental crown is used when a tooth is broken or decayed to such an extent that fillings cannot repair the problem. The crown can provide a protective shell around the damaged or decayed tooth to strengthen it and improve its appearance.
Teeth can become discolored as our enamel wears down. The wearing down of enamel allows dentin, a yellow-colored substance that comprises the core of our teeth, to show through and give teeth a yellowish tint. Teeth whitening services use bleach to restore teeth to a shiny white color.
Dental bridges are false teeth that are used to fill the gaps created by missing teeth. A gap can be dangerous to your oral health because it can cause teeth to shift, resulting in a change in your bite. Dental bridges help alleviate this problem by using the two surrounding teeth as anchors to hold a false tooth in place.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surface of your tooth to improve its appearance. They are made of tooth-colored materials and can be used to enhance the color of teeth that have been worn down or stained. They can also be used to improve the shape or size of the tooth.
Dental bonding is a restoration procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with ultraviolet light. Bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns and is an excellent way to make small cosmetic improvements to your teeth. Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be completed during one office visit since nothing has to be customized by a dental laboratory.
Dental Inlays & Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are a more conservative approach to tooth restoration than full crowns. They are used to repair rear teeth that have mild to moderate tooth decay or for cracked teeth where the damage does not warrant a dental crown.