The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry in Pittsburgh
Are you dreaming of a shiny, white, sparkly smile? Dr. Rebecca L Pounds, who specializes in cosmetic dentistry in Pittsburgh, can give you the smile of your dreams and more. Contrary to popular belief, cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for looks, since many cosmetic procedures also address underlying issues that could affect your dental health. Here are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Dr. Pounds, and how they can help you to keep your smile healthy, too.
When teeth become worn or chipped, they can catch food and collect plaque more rapidly. Jagged, chipped teeth can also put you at a higher risk for things like tongue and cheek lacerations, because the edges can become sharp. Fortunately, cosmetic dental bonding material can be used to lengthen teeth, reshape teeth that are malformed, or to repair chips and cracks. The tooth-colored composite resins used in dental bonding can also be used to fill gaps between teeth or to improve the surface texture of teeth.
Dental implants are the attractive alternative to more antiquated tooth replacement options like partial bridges or dentures, but they also offer some powerful health benefits. Because dental implants are anchored into the jaw tissue itself like your natural teeth, they help to ward off bone loss and put less pressure on surrounding teeth.
Teeth that are straight are easier to brush and floss, which can protect you from gingivitis and periodontal disease. Dr. Pounds also offers Invisalign in Pittsburgh to help patients who might be nervous about living with traditional metal braces. The Invisalign system consists of a series of personalized acrylic retainers that move the teeth into place without being obvious.
If you have a jagged gum line, you might have problems with gum recession or gingival pockets, both of which can harm your teeth. Gum recession can lead to severe dental sensitivity or loose teeth, while deep gingival pockets can harbor bacteria and lead to gingivitis. However, gum contouring, a process that involves removing excess gum tissue to even out and beautify the gum line, can help the gum tissue to stay healthier.
Cosmetic dentistry can help you with underlying problems and your overall dental health.Request an Appointment
Research has shown that people respond more positively to people who have white, straight teeth, which is why many people feel self-conscious about their yellowed, dingy smiles. Fortunately, dental whitening can make your teeth look clean and well cared for, which can make you feel great about the way that you look.
Porcelain veneers, which are tooth-colored, wafer-thin sheets that are laminated to the front of your teeth, can do more than make your smile look perfect. Porcelain veneers can also be used to seal cracks on the front of your dental surface, and to correct shape and contouring problems.
When teeth suffer from deeply rooted decay, large portions of the teeth may need to be removed in order to eliminate your chances of infections. To preserve the aesthetics and the stability of your teeth, inlays and onlays may be used, which are three-dimensional sections milled especially for your tooth.
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If you are wondering how Dr. Pounds could improve the health of your teeth, make an appointment today. After talking with you about your dental health goals, Dr. Pounds can create a treatment plan to address your needs.
For more information about cosmetic dentistry and how it could be used to improve your oral health, contact the office of Rebecca L. Pounds, DDS. Feel free to stop by our office anytime, or call at your convenience. Here is our contact information:
Rebecca L. Pounds, DDS.
425 First Avenue, Suite 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Call Today! 412-204-7966