Although every dentist wants you to have healthy teeth, cosmetic dentists also set their focus on the appearance of your teeth. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to help you achieve your best smile possible through a variety of treatments and procedures aimed at improving your look.
Here are some of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures available today.
By far, the most common cosmetic dental procedure is teeth whitening. When your smile has become yellow or stained, it can make your whole face look dull and older. Professionally whitening your teeth can dramatically improve your appearance in as little as one hour. Brushing alone often can’t eliminate stains and discolorations, but this painless treatment that involves the dentist applying whitening solution to your teeth and using a special light to enhance the process can make your teeth numerous shades brighter.
Missing teeth impact both the function and appearance of your mouth. Dental implants provide a permanent way to replace missing teeth with a natural and comfortable solution. Patients enjoy the security and ease of care that implants offer over other restorations like dentures or bridges.
Hiding all kinds of dental imperfections is possible with veneers. These thin shells usually made of porcelain are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to hide problems like discoloration, cracks, chips, and gaps. It is a painless process that can look great for a lifetime.
Minor flaws may be repaired with dental bonding. Crooked, cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth can be simply and painlessly fixed by applying bonding material such as composite resin to restore the tooth’s appearance.
Cavities used to be filled with metal material that corrected the problem, but looked unsightly in your mouth. Composite resin fillings, often called white fillings, is used to replace the shiny metal material to repair the tooth while also looking aesthetically pleasing.