Types of cosmetic dentistry and their associated benefits
One of the best parts about cosmetic dentistry is that you can choose to improve one aspect of your smile or combine treatments, so you can achieve a greater transformation in fewer appointments.
Here are some of the most commonly sought-after cosmetic dental treatments today and their benefits.
Studies show that as many as 2 in 5 people prefer to keep their teeth hidden in photographs, due to insecurity or cosmetic defects. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry has evolved, so patients can improve almost any aspect of their smile.
There are a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures now available, and each one is designed to address a specific aspect of a patient’s teeth, so patients can restore their confidence in their smile.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Easily the most popular and simplest way to transform the appearance of your teeth, teeth whitening can address the natural discoloration and staining that can happen over time. A fairly inexpensive, non-invasive and straightforward procedure, teeth whitening performed by a professional, cosmetic dentist can give you a brighter, whiter and more attractive smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There are some stains that teeth whitening simply cannot improve or give you the result that you desire. In these cases, or if you have other minor imperfections on the outer enamel of your teeth, you may wish to consider porcelain veneers. These are thin, shell-like coverings that are custom-designed to the size and shape of your teeth and can be created in a variety of shades. They are then bonded to the enamel, creating teeth that are beautiful, natural and uniform in appearance. They can also cover small gaps between your teeth.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
While dental crowns are well known for being a restorative dentistry solution, they can also be used to correct cosmetic problems. This is because porcelain crowns can be supplied in a variety of shades, allowing us to match them to your existing teeth and create a natural appearance for any tooth that is badly damaged or decayed.
Benefits of Composite Cavity Fillings
Conventional cavity fillings are an extremely common restoration, and most people will have at least one or two. However, these are usually performed with dark grey amalgam, which can make your smile unsightly. Fortunately, there is now an alternative – composite fillings. Made from a mixture of glass and acrylic, they are the same color as natural teeth, making your restoration virtually invisible. If you have a number of amalgam fillings, enquire about the possibility of swapping them for the composite variety.
Benefits of Dental Implants
By far the most revolutionary functional and cosmetic dental solution of the last few decades, dental implants can replace teeth that have been lost through damage or decay and restore the function and appearance of your teeth. Each implant is inserted into the jaw where it becomes fused to the bone, making it the most secure and stable of any tooth replacement option. The visible portion, created from a porcelain crown, can be color-matched to your existing teeth to look completely natural. While primarily chosen for functional reasons, an increasing number of patients are choosing to have their teeth replaced with dental implants so that they can achieve the perfect smile.
If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, our knowledgeable and experienced dental team would be delighted to assist you.
Dentistry at Power Ranch schedules a no-obligation consultation at (480) 405-1300.