Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Is Right for You?
By Carl H. Tegtmeier, DMD
September 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to improve the appearance, structure and function of your teeth. Our Mount Kisco, NY, dentist Dr. Carl Tegtmeier offers several procedures to rejuvenate your smile and improve your bite and chewing function as well.

What are some cosmetic dentistry procedures provided by your dentist:

  • Dental Bonding: This consists of tooth-colored materials that replace missing teeth to conceal unappealing minor defects like chips and discoloration. These tooth-colored materials are composite resins that contain a mixture of plastic and glass that'll reinforce the tooth structure. Another benefit of dental bonding is that they come in a shade that will match the rest of your teeth.
  • Crowns: This cosmetic procedure is a cap that cover damaged, decayed, or unattractive teeth by fitting over teeth. This is completely different than porcelain veneers because veneers adhere to the surface of teeth. The crown also reinforces teeth, making chewing and biting function easier or even possible in some cases. The high-tech porcelain is made of porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (PFM) or zirconia.
  • Fillings: More than 75% of people will experience at least one cavity by the time they are 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Dental fillings seal dental pores in your teeth to prevent bacteria from infiltrating teeth and wreaking havoc by causing severe decay.
  • Veneers: As mentioned briefly, veneers bond to the surface of your teeth to hide cracks, stains and minor spacings. Veneers will improve the color of teeth stained from smoking and aging. They change the size and shape of teeth damaged by teeth grinding and fix alignment and spacing by tweaking slight imperfections like gaps.

Caring for your teeth:

Make sure you brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed. You should also use visit our Mount Kisco dentist for professional dental cleanings twice a year.

Need a consultation?

If you'd like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, then be sure you contact Dr. Carl Tegtmeier in Mount Kisco, NY today.