Do you ever hide your smile or cover your mouth when you laugh? If so, it may be time to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist. Dr. Yun offers dental implants, porcelain veneers, teeth bonding, and other procedures to help you start loving your smile.
The Goal of Cosmetic Dentistry
Theis to improve the appearance of your teeth in the “smile zone.” These are the front teeth that are visible when you smile or laugh. By doing this, Dr. Yun may also restore the function of teeth. For example, a dental crown covers a fragile tooth, restoring it’s natural strength and appearance.
Here are the different types of cosmetic dental procedures we offer.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root (typically made of titanium) we place in your jaw to later anchor a crown. Unlike other, dental implants are stable because they’re fused to your jawbone.
Dental implants are also able to prevent further jawbone deterioration so you can avoid the likelihood of facial collapse. By preserving your natural face shape, dental implants can help you look younger.
Learn More: Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells we’re able to bond to the fronts of your teeth. Our cosmetic dentist may recommend porcelain veneers if you have front teeth that are chipped, discolored, stained, or have other small issues that affect the appearance of your smile.
During the dental bonding procedure, Dr. Yun will apply a special tooth-colored material to the surface of your tooth. Our cosmetic dentist may recommend dental bonding if you have teeth that are slightly chipped, misshapen, or even discolored. Teeth bonding can also be done to close small gaps between front teeth.
As the name suggests, a dental bridge “bridges” the gap in your smile left by a missing tooth. A dental bridge is composed of a prosthetic tooth anchored in place by dental crowns on healthy adjacent teeth.
A tooth bridge may also be placed between dental implants or a healthy tooth and dental implant. By filling the empty space, you’ll be able to support healthy adjacent teeth so they don’t shift and loosen.
A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gum line. Our dentist may recommend a crown to restore the strength and appearance of a fragile tooth. For example, we may use a crown to restore a tooth with a cavity that’s too big to be fixed by a simple filling.
In the world of cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns are often used to fix the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, discolored, or misshapen.
Want to achieve a noticeably brighter smile? We offer teeth whitening at home with and teeth whitening in our office with .
Professional teeth whitening is a great way to boost your self-confidence and feel better about the appearance of your smile.
Request a Consultation With Dr. Yun
Dr. Suk Jun Yun is a cosmetic dentist in Grand Rapids, MI, and a member of the International Academy of Dental Implantology. To request an appointment with Dr. Yun, call the NorthPointe Family Dental & Implant Center at (616) 288-6134. We hope we hear from you soon!
This blog post has been updated.