Are your teeth discolored, chipped, broken, misaligned, or have gaps? Well, cosmetic dentistry procedures can give you the perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry is often called the smile makeover – it improves the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures. In this article, you will find some information that can help you learn more about the various types of cosmetic dental procedures available we have here at Smile360 dental clinic in Lagos and Abuja.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Teeth Whitening

This is one of the simplest and more cost-effective to improve your smile. Teeth can be whitened or ‘bleached’ at your dental clinic using various products as well as laser whitening procedures. Although not as effective, you can also buy take-home kits or gels to bleach your teeth. Certain brands also sell whitestrips, whitening toothpaste, etc but as mentioned for your best results, it is best done at the dental practice.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are often called the “Hollywood Smile treatment” because they are often used by celebrities of all types. Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain or resin that cover the front surface of the teeth. After removing about a tiny portion of the enamel from the tooth surface, the shells are bonded to the front of the teeth. These changes change their color, size, shape, or length.

Dental Bonding

Bonding is the process of applying composite resin to the surface of the tooth to repair it. It is a simple cosmetic procedure that transforms smiles in just one visit. It expertly repairs decayed, discolored, or chipped teeth, and closes gaps between teeth to create a more uniform and attractive smile. By actively addressing these imperfections, bonding dramatically enhances the appearance of your teeth in just a single appointment!

Dental Crown

A dental crown fits over and replaces the entire decayed or damaged tooth. This restores the tooths strength, shape, and appearance. Crowns keep a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together. They effectively cover severely discolored teeth, restoring a natural and radiant appearance. Crowns are crafted from a range of materials, including ceramic, metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and resin, to provide a durable and long-lasting result.

Onlays and Inlays

Dentists use onlays and inlays, also known as “indirect fillings,” to repair damaged teeth. They carefully place a custom-made, solid piece that precisely fits the shape and size of the cavity. This effective solution is used when a simple filling isn’t enough, but a crown is not yet necessary, to restore and protect the tooth.

The difference between them is the amount and part of the tooth they cover. Onlays restore damaged or deteriorated teeth, including the biting surface, while inlays repair the chewing area of damaged teeth. Both are carefully crafted from high-quality porcelain or ceramic materials to provide a strong, durable, and long-lasting solution that perfectly complements your smile!

Here are more benefits:

  • Durable – with proper care, they will offer much more durability and longevity
  • Protection – they offer more protection against further tooth decay.
  • Color Match – the inlays and Onlays are made to match your teeth.

Dental Implants

dental implant securely anchor a replacement tooth in place by inserting a strong, artificial titanium root into your jaw, providing a natural and durable solution for missing teeth! Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason and who prefer not to wear dentures.

What are the other benefits of implants?

  • Better appearance and enhanced self-esteem. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Durability. Implants are very durable and can last over 15 years. With good oral hygiene, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Convenience and comfort. Unlike removable implants eliminate the embarrassment of removing dentures and they look natural so they give you better comfort.

Other Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Smile360 dental clinic in Abuja and Lagos takes your smile to the next level with a range of cosmetic procedures! Our expert team offers a variety of treatments designed to enhance the beauty and health of your teeth, including:

  • A bridge actively restores your smile by bridging the gap between missing teeth, creating a natural and seamless smile.
  • A denture is a removable appliance for missing teeth.
  • Braces can straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. They work by applying continuous pressure over time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction.

Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures in Lagos and Abuja

As you can see from the above, there are many treatments for cosmetic dentistry. The cost of the procedures depend on the complexity of each case. Normally in most healthcare procedures, you come in for an appointment and the dentist will determine which of the procedures works best for you based on your teeth and if you have other underlying challenges.

To book your appointment today, call us on 08181360000 for Lagos and 08181360023 for Abuja.