Facial Aesthetics: What are They and How They can Help You

Facial Aesthetics services in Wexford

No one thinks of their teeth as an important part of their lives – at least not until they begin chipping or falling out. How unfortunate it is that we take this crucial part of our body for granted. But the truth is, your teeth contribute a lot to your life.

They give you a full and flush smile, they help you chew and eat your food, they even help you speak clearly and assist with forming the shape of your face

That’s why Dr. Alexandra S. George DDS offers the Facial Aesthetics services in Wexford that you need to bring your compromised smile back to life!

However, you may be wondering what services are offered with facial aesthetics, keep reading to find out. 

Facial Aesthetics

If you have a damaged, chipped, or missing tooth, then facial aesthetics may be the solution to your dental woes. Facial aesthetics is nothing more than a group of services utilized to restore your smile. 

These solutions include services such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns or dental bridges. Let’s look at each one separately, so you have a better understanding of what they entail.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers are slim, tooth-tinged carapaces that are bonded to the anterior of your teeth – and used to enhance their appearance. Permanently affixed to your teeth, these veneers treat a myriad of dental problems such as:

  • Irregularly sized teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Teeth that are stained and discolored
  • Bent or curved teeth
  • Spaces and openings in between teeth

If the issue is a single chipped tooth, then a single veneer will be all that’s required. However, some people may use anywhere from 5 to 7 veneers to produce a more uniform and aligned smile.

Dental Bridges

As its name suggests, dental bridges are utilized to “bridge” the opening that is left by a missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge consists of two or more false teeth. Also referred to as pontics, they are placed on both sides of the opening on top of the current teeth – also known as abutment teeth – where they fill the vacant space. 

These pontics are produced from materials such as porcelain, alloys, or even gold. Additionally, they offer a host of benefits that are worth your consideration if you’re looking to revitalize your smile. Here are a few of them:

  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Sustain the shape and appearance of your face
  • Stop existing teeth from shifting and moving around
  • Allocate force bite more evenly and efficiently

Dental Crowns

Unlike a dental bridge, which covers two or more teeth. A dental crown is a cap – so to speak – used to cover only a single tooth. Dental crowns help to reinstate a tooth’s size, shape, and strength, all while enhancing its overall appearance. 

Once the crown is fully fastened in place, it envelops the whole tooth. A few of the valuable benefits a dental crown can provide you with include:

  • Protection of a weak tooth
  • Restoration of a broken or chipped tooth
  • Secure a dental bridge in position
  • Covering disfigured or badly tinged teeth

Bring Your Smile Back to Life Today

You don’t have to suffer through a broken smile – in fact, no one should. There are resources available to help you rejuvenate your teeth and revitalize that grin. And that’s exactly what we here at Pittsburgh Dental are committed to doing – contact us today to schedule an appointment

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Alexandra S. George

Medically reviewed by Dr. Alexandra S. George - D.D.S., L.Vl.I.F. on January 17th, 2022