If you are considering teeth whitening, veneers or other procedures that will improve your smile and are looking for a dentist in Scottsdale, consider contacting Studio B Smiles for a consultation. Different procedures are appropriate in different situations. For dental health reasons, dental root canals, dental fillings or other procedures might also be needed.
Each of these has a different purpose. A root canal may be necessary if a cavity is very bad or the tooth is injured. It involves cleaning out the pulp and the nerve of the tooth and refilling it. Sensitivity to hot and cold foods, swelling and pain in the gum and toothache pain are all signs that a root canal may be necessary.
Sometimes, a root canal leaves a tooth discolored. One solution may be veneers. A veneer is a thin shell that covers the front of the tooth. It can also cover a tooth that is broken or improve the look of teeth that are misaligned or that have spaces between them. Multiple trips to the dentist may be required to place a dental veneer. An impression will be made of the tooth so that the veneer can be custom-made.
A dental crown may be cosmetic or it may be necessary for dental health. It can cover a tooth that is discolored or one that is damaged. Unlike a veneer, a crown covers the entire tooth. A dental crown is also custom-made, and a person usually gets a temporary crown while waiting for the permanent one to be ready.
Whitening is largely a cosmetic procedure. While there are home whitening preparations, a dentist may be able to do one that is longer-lasting. Teeth can be discolored for many reasons including smoking, cola drinks, or foods like tomato sauce that stain, and after a tooth whitening procedure, a person may want to avoid or cut back on those or rinse and brush more regularly in order to preserve the look of their teeth.
Dental fillings may be needed if there are cavities. The sooner a cavity is caught, the less painful and more simple a filling will be, so it is important to visit the dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups. This will help prevent the development of cavities as well as lead to early detection of any cavities that do develop.
If you need a cosmetic dentist in Scottsdale or a cosmetic dentist in Phoenix for smile makeovers or just a cleaning and check-up, contact Studio B Smiles today.