Video Transcription | Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry means a couple different things to me. The first thing it means is making your smile brighter, whiter, and look nicer. The shape of your teeth, the position of your teeth, make sure those are where they need to be.
Also, you can’t have just one tooth looking much whiter than the rest. Another part of cosmetic dentistry is making sure that the entire smile fits your face, your personality, and the rest of your teeth.
If we have to replace one tooth with an implant, we want it to match the teeth next to it. We can’t just make it look a lot whiter. Cosmetic dentistry really does mean a couple different things.
We do try to make everything look together all as one. Sometimes teeth come in, they just have small cracks; a filling will do. Other times people come in with silver fillings, amalgam fillings, which they don’t like the gray, dark silver color. We can replace that with a white filling.
Other times, there’s a chip in the tooth. There is a fracture. There is a break. We can put a cap or a crown on the teeth. The caps and the crowns can make a tooth look just like brand new. They can make them look white. They can make them match the rest of your teeth, the shape, the contour. Those are really the nice, aesthetic, cosmetic dentistry that we do.
We only use labs that are really local. This is where I think Barbag Dental stands out. Our lab work is made with quality materials. We’re just sure that they will last.
I’ve heard of some other offices sending things to different countries where you don’t know the quality of the laboratory work. The advantage of using a lab that’s only a few miles away is they can come pick something up today, have it back later in the day, or tomorrow. The travel time is minimal.
Low quality labs will make things like porcelain veneers or crowns that just don’t fit well. When they fit right, you know that there’s no area where food can get in, where we’re not going to have problems down the road. If everything fits nice and tightly and snugly like a nice glove, then the crown will be very successful for decades to come.