Your confidence and impression can be enhanced by having a bright and beautiful smile. That’s why many people turn to cosmetic dentistry to help improve the aesthetics of their teeth. A variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures are available to enhance the appearance of your smile. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable dentists at U Smile Dentistry will be able to provide you with comprehensive treatment plans tailored specifically to your needs. Here are some of the popular cosmetic dental treatments available today:
- Teeth Whitening: In this process, hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide is used as a bleaching agent in order to remove unwanted stains and discoloration from your teeth. The process of professional teeth whitening often takes place over a few visits with a cosmetic dentist.
- Veneers: These thin shells made out of composite or porcelain materials are designed to cover upfront surface imperfections like chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, or misalignment. You can choose porcelain veneers because they are ideal for improving your smile and giving it a natural look. On the other hand, composite dental veneers are another available option made of a composite resin material that is applied directly to the surface of the teeth. They require less removal of the tooth’s surface and are generally more affordable than porcelain veneers.
- Dental implants: A permanent solution for missing teeth that can provide a natural-looking, long-term restoration. They involve inserting titanium posts directly into the jawbone through dental surgery to act as artificial roots and then placing crowns over them. This process helps strengthen your jawbone, prevents degeneration, and provides better support for chewing, speaking, and maintaining facial structure than dentures or bridges alone. The stability of tooth implants also means they don’t require any special care beyond brushing and flossing like you would with natural teeth and may last up to 25 years if cared for properly.
- Crowns: A popular cosmetic dental procedure that can help to restore and improve the appearance of your smile. A cosmetic crown is essentially a cap or covering placed over an existing tooth, which helps to protect it from further damage while also restoring its shape, size, strength, and overall aesthetics.
- Tooth-colored fillings: They are an increasingly popular cosmetic dental procedure for people looking to restore their teeth’s natural appearance. The tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, which is a blend of fine glass and plastic particles that can be matched to the color of your existing teeth. They offer many benefits over traditional silver amalgam fillings, such as being more discreet and aesthetically pleasing in visible areas. Tooth-colored fillings provide a much better seal than metal amalgam fillings, meaning they help protect against further decay or other dental emergencies since they bond directly with the tooth structure surrounding them.
Enhancing your smile and boosting your self-esteem can both be achieved with cosmetic dentistry. With all the different options available, it’s important to speak with an experienced dentist about what is best for you so that you can make an informed decision.