The appearance of your teeth can have a big impact on your self-esteem. If you don't like the way your teeth look, you may find yourself holding back your smile or even hiding your teeth. However, don't worry; our cosmetic treatments can give you the dream smile you want.
Treatments that are considered cosmetic are those that primarily improve the appearance of your smile but are not intended to correct functional problems with the teeth or gums. Some examples of cosmetic dentistry treatments are teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign clear aligners. Here are the major cosmetic dentistry treatments that can improve your smile aesthetics.
Veneers cover the front of teeth, hiding chips, cracks, and stains. They are applied to the front of the tooth with bonding glue or a specialized cement. The veneer material can mimic the natural translucency of enamel, allowing light to pass through the porcelain and creating an illusion of natural tooth enamel. Veneers are generally recommended for patients whose teeth are otherwise healthy.
Many dentists recommend veneers to patients who would like minor alterations to their smile. Patients often choose veneers if they would like to change the color of their smile, fix the uneven spacing between their teeth, or correct small misalignments. Additionally, patients may opt for veneers in order to improve the appearance of their smile if they have worn down their natural teeth due to age.
While veneers are not a permanent solution, they can last up to ten years with proper care. Patients are encouraged to practice good oral hygiene habits at home, including brushing two times a day for two minutes at a time and flossing once per day before bedtime. During this time, patients should also see their dentist every six months for a cleaning and checkup exam. At these appointments, patients' dental health will be assessed, and the veneers may be polished to remove tartar buildup.
Cosmetic dental procedures, such as composite resin bonding, can repair minor damage and improve the appearance of your smile. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that can be used to correct decay and misalignments. The substance can also be used to close gaps between teeth after orthodontic treatment. The material is strong and durable and can be color-matched to the rest of your smile to blend in naturally.
During your consultation, your dentist will discuss your options for aesthetic dental treatment. If your teeth are discolored or chipped, bonding may be the ideal treatment for you. For a smile makeover with cosmetic dentistry, contact our office today!
Teeth whitening is the most commonly performed cosmetic treatment in dentistry today. And it's easy to understand why when so many people are unhappy with the color of their teeth! The discoloration is caused by dark-colored foods and drinks that stain the surface of the teeth. Smoking also causes permanent staining of the teeth. Thankfully, professional teeth whitening can return your pearly white smile to its former glory.
If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, clear correct braces are a great option. These aligners are clear and removable. You can remove them to eat or brush your teeth. The aligners apply gentle pressure to straighten out your smile without unsightly metal brackets and wires. In addition, treatment with clear correct braces is much faster than traditional orthodontics. Treatment can be done in as little as a year in many cases. That means if you are an adult who missed out on orthodontic treatment as a child, you can get straighter teeth as an adult with clear correct braces. Contact us now to book an appointment to discuss if clear correct braces are right for you!
Bishop Family Dental, located in Salt Lake City, UT, is equipped with excellent amenities and expert dentists who offer patients the best dental care services. Dial (801) 274-2500 and book an appointment with the dentist to learn more about dental care services and to receive a complete dental checkup.
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