When you want to improve your smile, there are a range of cosmetic dental procedures that you can choose from. But how do you know which one is right for you? There are several factors to consider including cost, the condition of your teeth and gums, and lifespan of the procedure. Those factors will help you to choose which is right for you.
Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Dentures are removable devices that you can choose not to wear when sleeping or eating. They are also the cheapest of all the cosmetic dental procedures that we offer. The lifespan of partial dentures between five to 10 years, as they may become worn out and will eventually need to be replaced.
2. Dental Crowns
Crowns, also cost tooth caps, are fixed, tooth-shaped prosthetic devices that are used to completely cover a damaged tooth or an implant. Crowns can be used in cosmetic dentistry to treat teeth that are poorly shaped, badly decayed, broken, chipped, have had large fillings, or to cover spaces in between teeth. They are more expensive than dentures and can last between five to 15 years.
3. Dental Bridge
A dental bridge used for literally "bridging the gap" between teeth. The bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth definitively to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Dental bridge generally cost around the same as dental crowns and also last between five to 15 years.
4. Dental Implants
Dental implants are a permanent solution that is as close to real teeth as you can get. If you’re missing teeth, this procedure is ideal. A dental implant is surgically positioned into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root, so having healthy gums is imperative for this particular procedure. This procedure is the most expensive, so if you don't mind paying a hefty sum or paying monthly with a payment plan, this will work for you. Dental Implants can last about 15 - 20 years.