Having a beautiful smile improves one’s appearance and confidence. Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to have naturally beautiful smiles. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry exists, and we can all achieve our best smiles through various procedures. The procedures are safe, and most are quite affordable. In this blog, we will discuss the different cosmetic procedures to help you with your decision.
Teeth whitening is, by far, the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. It involves the use of chemicals to bleach discolored teeth to enhance one’s smile. Most people prefer in-office whitening since it is fast, safe, and effective.
However, it is worth noting that not all stains can be eradicated through whitening. If that’s the case, your dentist will advise you accordingly on the next cause of action.
It is worth noting that you can whiten your teeth from home. There are various DIY teeth whitening techniques, and most of them are usually effective. However, they take longer to show results, and if you use some whitening products in excess, you might end up increasing your teeth’s sensitivity. That’s why we recommend using at-home whitening techniques under the guidance of a dentist.
Your dentist will probably suggest dental veneers if your teeth cannot be whitened. Dental veneers have been in dentistry for several years now, and thousands of patients have benefited from the procedure. It involves the removal of some parts of your teeth’s enamel and replacing it with a tooth-colored material. Don’t panic; your teeth will still function normally after the treatment.
Orthodontic treatment fixes malocclusion and brings a patient’s teeth to a perfect alignment. Just not so long ago, most people believed the orthodontic treatment was for kids. However, in recent years, this notion has been eradicated, and everyone is going for orthodontic treatment.
Traditionally, orthodontic treatment involved the use of metal braces with wires. These braces are effective, but they are not the most aesthetic. But with the introduction of clear aligners such as Invisalign ®, one can undergo orthodontic treatments discreetly.
These clear aligners are removable, easy to maintain, and you can continue enjoying all your favorite meals during the treatment. They are the perfect option for adults wishing to correct wide gaps and perfectly align their teeth.
Dental bonding is often used for restorative procedures to repair cracked, misshapen, and decayed teeth. However, the procedure is also cosmetic and can be used to whiten discolored teeth. It involves the application of a tooth-colored material like dental veneers, but the procedure is entirely different. Here, the procedure does not take long, and you don’t need to prepare in any special way.
A dental crown is a dental cap used to replace a lost or damaged tooth. The cap restores the strength, shape, and appearance of a natural tooth. These crowns are made of different materials, and your dentist will help you choose the right material for your condition. To give you an idea of your options, here are the materials used for dental crowns.
Porcelain crowns are aesthetic, and they match the color of your natural teeth. They are durable and often recommended for front teeth. However, the option is slightly expensive than the others.
Resin crowns match the color of your teeth and the cheapest of all. However, the crowns don’t last for long and are prone to chips and breakages.
Gold crowns are the most durable. It is also an aesthetic option since gold is aesthetic and classy. It is slightly expensive, but worth it.
Amalgam/ silver crowns are the most common among most patients. The option is durable and relatively affordable. However, it is not as aesthetic as gold, resin, and porcelain.
Once you lose a tooth, your smile is affected either directly or indirectly. If it is a front tooth, the smile is affected directly; if it is a back tooth, it is affected indirectly since the other teeth start moving towards the gap. Replacing the missing tooth is the best cause of action.
There are various teeth replacement procedures, but none beats dental implants. Implants are durable, aesthetic, and they function pretty much the same as your natural teeth. The procedure often takes more than three months, but it is always worth the wait.
Talk to us if you require cosmetic dentistry services, and we will help you. We use state-of-the-art technology, and you can count on us for any cosmetic dental procedure. Book an appointment now.