Have you ever stop to wonder what cosmetic dentistry is really about? You may have heard this term before, and it is usually used to describe dental procedures and treatment practices. Generally speaking, this term is utilized to describe any form of process that aims to improve the appearance of an individual’s smile. The benefits of these cosmetic dental procedures are significant and even life is changing. You see, a smile is worth a thousand words and a perfect smile will be surely worth even more. If you wish to fill yourself with extra confidence and enhance the quality of your life with a perfect smile, cosmetic dentistry is the ultimate answer. Here are the top cosmetic dentistry procedures that can make a perfect smile:

Teeth whitening

This process is carried out to improve the color of the teeth and ideal methods often determined by the underlying cause of discoloration, patient’s expectations and tooth structure. The dentist will often begin by investigating the color of your existing restorations such as crowns and tooth fillings and also the cause of the current discoloration. The health of your teeth and gums are then checked to ensure it is safe to proceed with the teeth whitening process.

As many people feel that having sparkling white teeth helps project a more attractive and youthful smile, the teeth whitening procedure will help enhance their self-confidence both in their social lives and at work. This process can last up to two years on average while depending on your access to routine dental care, oral hygiene, and lifestyle habits.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are used to recreate the natural look of teeth. They are also able to provide the needed resilience and strength that is comparable to natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is also the material of choice for patients who want to make slight position alterations, or alter the color, size and shape of their tooth.

As these veneers are individually made for each patient, it is almost impossible to distinguish between a natural tooth and veneer. Custom-made versions can also resist tea and coffee stains, and even cigarette smoke due to the usage of high-tech materials. All in all, these veneers are an extremely outstanding option in many cases where the original tooth has developed a slight contour. Patients who have gaps between teeth or fractured teeth can opt for this cosmetic procedure.

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are considered as a fixed prosthetic device. It is not similar to other removable alternatives such as dentures that can be removed and cleaned separately on a daily basis. These crowns are cemented onto existing implants and teeth and can only be removed by a dentist. A dental crown is made to cover or cap a damaged tooth.

Apart from strengthening the affected tooth, it can also be used to improve its alignment, shape, and appearance. Often, your dentist will recommend crowns when you need to restore a fractured tooth, replace a large gap when there is insufficient tooth remaining or cover a tooth after a root canal treatment.

If you are seeking a perfect smile today, call our dental office and find out more!