Five Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Once the territory of film stars and supermodels, cosmetic dentistry is now within the reach of ordinary people like you and I. But what is cosmetic dentistry? What procedures are you likely to undergo, and what results can you expect? Although looking after your teeth in the ordinary way already helps to keep your smile looking great, cosmetic dentistry takes things to the next level.
We take a look at the top five cosmetic dentistry procedures and what they entail.
Whiter, Brighter Teeth
Tooth whitening is the most popular of all the cosmetic dentistry procedures. Our teeth are exposed to a great many agents that can stain them to the point where when a thorough clean by an oral hygienist won’t make much of an improvement. Although over-the-counter remedies are available, none of them is particularly effective, so you turn to your dentist.
A cosmetic dentist will very likely offer you two options. Home treatments that have to be repeated over a period of time before you see results re the less popular option. Instead, most people opt for instant teeth whitening treatments. A quick and completely painless visit to the dentist is all it takes. You walk out with that extra glint to your smile.
Covering Up the Uglies
For some people, just whitening teeth isn’t enough. Skew, chipped, or irregular teeth are spoiling their smiles and a slightly more drastic option is needed. That’s where dental veneers come into the picture.
Using tooth-coloured composite (composite bonding) or specially made porcelain shells, your dentist applies a thin layer to the outside of your teeth, correcting those imperfections so that you can have the confidence you always craved. If that isn’t a reason to smile, we don’t know what is!
Filling in the Gaps
There are serious health reasons why you should consider filling in the gaps left by missing teeth, but for most people, the primary motivation is simply looking better. There are various options to replace missing teeth with the best, most comfortable, and longest-lasting being implanted “teeth” that look and work just like the real thing.
Straightening Things Out
Once again, there are decided health benefits to having straight teeth, but for the man or woman in the street, the primary reward is confidence when they smile. Although we generally think of teeth straightening as being something you have done when you’re a teen, adults can also have those twisted or misplaced teeth moved into place.
And if you’re still thinking twentieth century “railway tracks,” think again! Even conventional braces are much subtler than they were, and the new, invisible aligners you can get are even more comfortable. Talk to your dentist to find out what will work best for you.
A Full Smile Makeover
As we’ve already pointed out, just about any dentistry is going to make you look better and feel better about the way your teeth look when you give that cheerful grin or let loose with that heartfelt laugh. A dentist can evaluate your teeth, prescribing a series of treatments that will perfect your smile.
This could include some or all of the treatments we’ve already discussed, but it could even include things like adjustments to your gum line. What your dentist needs to do to give you your ideal smile will depend on a lot of factors, but you can be sure of one thing: you’re going to look and feel great when you can smile like a superstar.
Talk to Us about the Smile You Always Wanted
There’s no need to feel embarrassed about your wish for a brighter smile. As dentists, we understand that giving you greater confidence is part of our job. We also enjoy exercising skill and artistry to make you feel good about the way you look. So, talk to us about your cosmetic dentistry issues. We’ll propose a treatment plan that fits your needs. All you have to do to get the process started is to book your appointment.