There are many ways we can now improve our smile to obtain the one we want. With cosmetic dentistry on the rise, enhancing our smile has become more accessible and common. We all want a smile that lifts our mood and boosts our confidence.
Even though some cosmetic procedures can alter the physical appearance of our teeth, they can have restoration benefits. Below we’ve listed 5 of the most common cosmetic procedures patients seek.
Also known as teeth bleaching, is the process of brightening and whitening your teeth to its natural appearance. Bleaching your teeth can help achieve a lighter shade of its original color which can only be done in a dental office and it’s dependent on the health of your teeth.
Whitening your teeth is different from bleaching where it coats the teeth. It’s a process that can be done both at the dental office and home with whitening products such as whitening strips. With time, our teeth can become stained and discolored by the foods, drinks, and medication we take. You want to have your teeth checked to ensure they are healthy before starting any teeth whitening treatment.
Veneers are thin, porcelain shells made to look like your natural tooth to be placed in the front of the tooth. Dental veneers are less invasive than a crown since only a small part of the front tooth’s enamel is removed for the veneer to fit.
Veneers can help cover stained teeth which cannot be bleached, but they can help treat other dental problem like a chipped or worn tooth, crooked tooth, or fill the gap between the two front teeth.
Also known as composite bonding, is the reparation of tooth decay, damaged tooth, or discolored teeth. The material used has the same appearance of the tooth to cover any damages, and it’s moldable making it easy for the dentist to sculpt the tooth. It’s the least expensive treatment; however, they don’t last as long as dental veneers.
Crowns are mostly known to treat dental decay, but they can help fill in gaps between teeth. They are custom made to fit over the tooth which means the tooth will need to be prepared by removing part of the tooth for the crown to fit. Crowns are made of porcelain to resemble your teeth to have a cleaner look.
Implants treat tooth loss, but they complete your smile, so you don’t have a considerable gap when you show off your smile. An implant consists of a metal screw going into the jaw for support of the crown. They are permanently places where the tooth is missing, so there is no need to take it out.
These are common cosmetic treatment done to restore and improve your smile. If you are interested in getting a cosmetic procedure done, visiting your dentist for a consultation can help determine the health of your teeth and what is the best form of treatment. Ensuring your teeth are healthy before undergoing any treatment is essential to your safety. If you want to consult with your dentist, call us today at 801-747-8000.