There’s something so powerful about a dazzling smile, isn’t there?
Over the years, consumers have realized the importance of possessing a shiny white smile to benefit both how they look and how they feel. And today, cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, and people are seeking new ways to improve or restore the appearance of their smiles.
Want to learn how to gain a beautiful, dazzling smile? Read on the learn five cosmetic dentistry procedures that are all the rage.
1. Teeth Whitening
One of the most important aspects of possessing a good smile is having white teeth! After all, it’s the ultimate sign of positive oral health.
That’s why the option of teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures on the market.
The ease of access and the low cost compared to other dentistry procedures make it an attractive option for those striving to improve their smile.
The most successful results are achieved through professional in-house whitening treatment. However, there are plenty of home whitening treatments that are sold within supermarkets, dentists, and online. While these can be effective to a degree, they can’t compare to professional whitening treatment.
Depending on the variety of treatment and how much you’re willing to spend, you can lighten teeth by two to nine shades with professional whitening.
It’s important to note that the results are last 3-5 years. It can last longer depending on how well you practice positive oral health. So, if you want to keep your shiny white smile, you’ll need to be prepared to practice good oral hygiene.
2. Porcelain Veneers
Despite the popularity of teeth whitening pastes, products, and treatments, not everyone will achieve the results they desire. Some individuals have teeth that are stained, for example, so teeth whitening treatments won’t work as effectively.
This is where some people turn to porcelain veneers to obtain that perfect smile.
The porcelain shell is fabricated to shape over a prepared tooth to disguise discoloration and camouflage worn enamel, uneven alignment, and chips and cracks. Using dental adhesive, your dentist will work to apply the veneer to the front of each tooth.
Porcelain veneers work to mimic each tooth an individual has, resulting in a fantastic new smile. Even if your teeth are completely crooked or damaged, veneers will help cover these issues.
It’s important to understand that unlike teeth whitening treatments, the application of porcelain veneers is an minimally invasive procedure but requires the some alteration of your teeth. During your consultation with Dr Eshom he will inform you as to how much tooth structure will need to be altered.
3. Dental Implants
After tooth loss, dental implants are used for replacement. They are the best-quality option for restorative dentistry, offering the highest level of strength, durability and longevity.
Implants consist of artificial tooth roots, typically made of titanium. This root is surgically implanted into the jaw where it meets the bone in a process known as osseointegration. A crown is then attached on top of the implant to work as the tooth replacement.
As a result, the implants are pretty much indistinguishable from the rest of the surrounding natural teeth. Once the bone and tissue fuse with the implant, the new tooth is permanently secured into the mouth.
Like with the procedure of veneers, the application of dental implants is invasive. It requires a 3-4 healing period before the crown can be placed and the process completed, so a little patience is required!
4. Bioclear/U Veneer or Bonding
Biolclear is one of the cosmetic dental procedures that involve repairing chipped, decayed, damaged, or discolored teeth. The tooth colored material that mimics the color of tooth enamel is used in the process of repairing or rejuvenating you smile
Resin is heat-injected molded onto the teeth, formed with U Veneer and then shaped artistically, giving patients with a straighter and whiter smile. Likewise, the procedure can be used to close gapped teeth and to assist with staining.
The procedure works with our dentists drilling out the tooth decay and then injecting the composite directly onto the tooth’s surface. It is then sculpted into the correct form before being cured with a high-intensity light.
As the procedure is minimally invasive, strong and affordable, the popularity of Bioclear/u Veneer process is growing in comparison to more elaborate and expensive treatments.
With today’s advanced technology within dentistry, it’s now possible to opt for braces that are invisible to the eye. This is also known as Invisalign.
No longer are braces only for adolescents. With the option of obtaining invisible braces, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked and uneven teeth.
With the option of choosing invisible braces, adults can improve their smile without having a mouth full of wire that’s on show to all.
There are plenty of options of invisible braces on offer including ceramic tooth-colored brackets, inside braces (placed on the back of the teeth), or clear aligners. We find Invisalign the best for our patients because it is nearly invisible, comfortable and socially acceptable in public. 95% of our patients choose Invisalign Very rarely the more traditional approach may be the only option.
Invisalign braces are suitable for teenagers too, and over time work very effectively in gradually straightening the teeth for a more attractive smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry for a Dazzling Smile
After learning of the options of cosmetic dentistry for improving your smile, perhaps you’ve decided which procedure works for you.
It’s important to weigh up the results you’re hoping for, price, and the invasive nature of the treatment when making a decision.
If you’re seeking dental treatment in the San Diego area, we’re here to help. Our professionally trained team, associate doctors and Dr Eshom provide high-quality dental cosmetic and restoration procedures to leave you with that dazzling white smile we all strive for. We always try to improve your smile without removing any tooth structure. If we can’t we tell you so you can make an informed decision on what is best for you.
Get in contact with us for a consultation or to take a free online cosmetic estimate.