By Joel E. Johnson, DMD, PA
October 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry ProceduresCosmetic dentistry can do so much for your smile. There are several cosmetic dentistry procedures available for correcting or concealing cosmetic concerns and imperfections. For instance, chipped teeth can be fixed with bonding and discolorations can be concealed with veneers. Dr. Joel Johnson is your Columbia area dentist for achieving the smile you desire through cosmetic dentistry.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Several different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures or treatments are available. Your Columbia dentist can recommend specific procedures for you based on the improvements you want to make. Some of the available cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments include:

  • Bonding
  • Dental implants
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings

Bonding is used to repair teeth that are chipped or cracked. Bonding is performed using a resin material that is applied to areas of the teeth to be corrected or repaired.

Dental implants can restore your smile by filling in gaps and replacing missing teeth. Dental implants consist of a metal implant that acts as a root, securely holding the replacement tooth in place. The metal implant is placed below the gum line and is topped with a crown above the gum line. The crown serves as the replacement tooth.

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin covers used to easily and dramatically improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, chipped, cracked, misshaped, or have other cosmetic concerns. The veneers are placed on the front of problem teeth to give them a new look. Veneers made from porcelain provide a natural look as the porcelain closely resembles the look of tooth enamel.

In-office teeth whitening treatments and take-home whitening kits are the fastest and most effective method for whitening the teeth. Both options contain professional quality whitening agents and deliver better whitening results than over-the-counter whitening products.

Tooth-colored dental fillings are a discreet way to fill in cavities, as well as strengthen and restore infected teeth. Tooth-colored fillings can be made from a variety of materials, such as porcelain or a composite material. Since the fillings are tooth-colored, they readily blend in so the fillings are not noticeable to others.

Cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you have always wanted. To learn more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnson, your Columbia dentist, by calling the dental practice at (803) 788-2555.


Columbia, SC Dentist
Joel E Johnson, DMD, PA
9 Office Park Ct.
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 788-2555
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