Cosmetic Dentistry Services
In recent years, the utilization of a cosmetic dentist has become very popular for people who have realized the importance of their self-image. Cosmetic dentistry has proven to be a worthy procedure especially to those who have experienced the transformation first hand. It is widely known as a procedure that can transform even the worst of dental flaws in to a charming smile. Generally, cosmetic dentistry consists of dental procedure that seek to bring out the best appearance of teeth and smile enhancement. Even though it is not recognized as a dental specialty, it is worthy to note its fast growing popularity all over the world.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Options
There are several treatments one can get through cosmetic dentistry. Here are some of the procedures performed by our cosmetic dentist.
(i) Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening is the one of the most highly recognized cosmetic dentistry procedures. It is aimed at eradicating teeth stains that are very undesirable. This procedure is available in two options; bleaching teeth and laser whitening. Bleaching teeth involves bleaching agents available as over the counter products or dentist supervised treatments. Laser whitening also involves bleaching agents but the bleaching is accelerated by a beam of an argon laser. Laser bleaching is the most effective method as it is considered six times effective than regular bleaching of the teeth.
(ii) Composite Fillings
In case you have tooth cracks and breaks, decays, undesirable gaps between teeth or even tooth removals, you can re-obtain your desired teeth appearance through composite filling. This involves use of tooth-colored composite resin to enhance teeth appearance.
(iii) Porcelain & Composite Veneers
You can also cover teeth imperfections by using composite and porcelain veneers. These are hard thin shells that mask a variety of dental flaws like discoloration, cracks, decays and chipped teeth
(iv) Cosmetic Gum Surgery
In case your gum structure looks unappealing, you can always resort to cosmetic dentistry. You can have a minor gum surgery performed on you to enhance their appeal.
(v) Tooth Contouring & Reshaping
Through cosmetic dentistry, you can have your teeth alignment enhanced by using methods of tooth contouring and reshaping. Here, the dentist uses drills and lasers to smooth out and reshape teeth.
Bonding is also another popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry. It is the best when one wants to fill the gaps between teeth or when replacing the whole teeth. In this method, dental composite material is filled on the gum surface in layers, sculpted, hardened and then polished.
(vii) Dental Implants
Dental implants are usually made of titanium and are used to replace the roots of a missing tooth so that when it is replaced, it can be strong and blend together with the rest of the teeth.
(viii) Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are used when there is excessive damage on teeth. Such teeth can be covered by natural looking crowns that are more identical to your teeth than veneers.
(ix) Bite Reclamation
Bite Reclamation is another major procedure that helps those who have had their teeth excessively worn out due to grinding and acid reflux.
(x) Clear Orthodontic Aligners
This method has become more popular over the use of metal braces. Orthodontic aligners help to straighten teeth into a perfect pattern.
Benefits of Utilizing a Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic dentistry has several advantages. It gives patients a chance to have that charming smile once again. By consulting with a cosmetic dentist, you can;
- Eradicate tooth stains (teeth whitening)
- Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth
- Fill undesirable gaps between teeth
- Reclaim bites
- Solve tooth decays
- Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Replace missing teeth
- Replace old, unattractive teeth
There is hope and you don’t have to suffer in silence when you can enhance the appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry has changed people’s lives; people who once doubted themselves because of their dental appearance. Remember, your smile can say a lot even before you speak!