Besides taking care of medical concerns with your teeth, like removing cavities and providing treatment for periodontal disease, a Cosmetic Dentist Richmond provides patients with restored smiles by making their teeth and smile more visually appealing. Crowns are done after repairing a cavity or doing a root canal. They’re caps put on the top of the teeth that not only make the tooth match the surrounding teeth, but restores the functional aspect of having that chewing and biting surface instead of the ground-down tooth stump that a patient may be left with after having a filling or a root canal.
There are several kinds of tooth implants that a Cosmetic Dentist Richmond can create to fill in gaps in the teeth or replace missing teeth. They can create what is called a bridge of one tooth or several missing teeth. Again, this appliance has a practical and medical reason, because without the bridge, the teeth on either side of the gap may start to tilt inward toward the gap and affect not just the appearance but the chewing or tearing surface. They can also create dental implants that are affixed with anchors into jaw bone, just like the roots of natural teeth, and then a dental tooth prosthesis is cemented into each implant.
It may come as a surprise to know that a Cosmetic Dentist in Richmond may be able to provide patients with other kinds of cosmetic services as well, like Botox and other facial fillers. It’s not so strange when you think about it. After all, fine lines around the mouth are just as much a part of your smile as your teeth. Some patients may have lines around their mouth from smoking. The dentist can also provide patients with Juvederm injections. This filler is used for filling in the naso-labial folds, augmenting the lips and cheeks, treating inverted lips, and treating facial scars.
Just like cosmetic dentistry, Botox is also used for medical reasons. Botox is also used for pain relief, such as the pain from having TMJ, in which a person can’t help but clench their jaw many times during the night when sleeping, and they wake up with an aching jaw. Botox is also used to provide relief from headache pain.
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