Cosmetic dentistry gives you the opportunity to change your look, and start fresh. Even one treatment, though it may seem small in the grand scheme of things, can completely change your appearance, your level of confidence, and how you put yourself out there.
Here are four common cosmetic dentistry procedures that are popular for a reason!
- Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most straightforward procedures out there, while still being extremely rewarding and confidence-boosting.
As its namesake implies, teeth whitening corrects minor to severe discoloration of the teeth. Stains that either occurred naturally, or from coffee, wine, or smoking, can be embarrassing and easily make one feel self-conscious about smiling, or posing for those candid photos. We understand that a white smile is one of the best things you can show off to the world.
Our orthodontists will work with you to determine the best course of action for whitening your teeth. We supply our patients with at-home kits if they’re interested in professional whitening, the kits being safe, easy to use, and extremely effective. We’ll decide how to go about whitening your teeth based on their current shade, and give you detailed instructions so you’re able to successfully achieve a crisp white smile at home. Depending on the severity of discoloration, it may take a few tries to achieve your desired shade. This is something we’ll be able to map out for you ahead of time, so you know exactly what you’re getting into.
A great looking smile is noticed and appreciated by all. You’ll be able to nail job interviews and first dates, while looking healthy and happy sporting the best smile possible.
If you have gaps, crowding, chips in your teeth, or discoloration that’s too severe for traditional professional teeth whitening, dental veneers are a very common, effective and well-liked option for solving these issues.
Veneers are generally made of porcelain material, and bond to the surface of your natural tooth to cover it. You don’t need veneers on all of your teeth, either – if you’re worried about one or a few teeth in particular, we can cover them for you to ensure they’re concealed in a healthy and effective way.
These thin porcelain shells are generally non-staining, and if maintained, can last up to 20 years. They’re also created to depict the appearance of a natural tooth, meaning they’ll blend in perfectly with your smile, and never look unnatural. You can feel confident smiling knowing any cosmetic issues you have are hidden away, and all that’s left to see is a healthy-looking, beautiful smile.
When your teeth become damaged in some way, severely decayed, or discolored past the point of being prone to professional whitening, repairs are made using a material that closely resembles the natural color of tooth enamel.
Your specialist will remove the decayed and damaged parts of the tooth, add the material to the affected areas, and then sculpt the tooth into a natural and desired shape that will fit the rest of your smile. In order to complete the process, the tooth is then cured with a high intensity light. This procedure effectively conceals the appearance of any and all damage, while still allowing your smile to look natural and healthy. This is a very inexpensive way to repair and restore damaged teeth, and rebuild confidence in your smile.
Tooth loss can have both aesthetic and functional implications that make it very inconvenient. While having large spaces and gaps in your teeth can make anyone feel self-conscious about smiling, tooth loss can actually cause your other teeth to shift, affecting the functionality and appearance of your smile.
Dental implants fill the gap left by a lost tooth to ensure that your smile stays put, functional, and beautiful. With diligent oral hygiene to ensure no plaque buildup or tooth decay can affect the implant, you can feel confident that your smile has been restored to optimal health. No more worrying about gaps and how they appear in photos for you – your smile will be something you’re proud to show off!