Posted by John R. Brockman on Nov 13 2022, 10:19 PM
A beautiful smile can brighten your entire face. However, some people avoid smiling because they are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. If you are not happy with how your smile looks, here are a few cosmetic dentistry treatments that can completely transform your smile.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures because it can noticeably improve the appearance of a smile. When teeth become stained and discolored, many patients want to have their teeth whitened to improve their smile and boost their self-confidence and quality of life. Most patients will benefit from in-office treatments that are performed by a dentist to achieve the best possible results. Professional whitening treatments can also be customized to produce better results for sensitive teeth.
Whitening treatment can improve the appearance of teeth by lightening stains and brightening teeth that appear dull or discolored. Bleaching agents that are used in the whitening process are safe for enamel, but your dentist will protect your gums from exposure to bleach with a special gel or a rubber shield. After these protective layers are removed, the bleaching agent will be brushed onto the surface of your teeth. Once the desired shade is reached, the dentist will rinse off the whitening solution to reveal your brighter smile. A professional teeth whitening treatment can improve the smile by up to eight shades, and the results can last up to two years before needing another treatment.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to disguise flaws on the surface of a tooth. They are permanently attached to the front of teeth to disguise imperfections such as cracks, chips, and stains. They are custom-made for each individual patient and require two steps to complete: Preparation and placement. During the preparation portion of the procedure, a small amount of enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth to make room for the placement of veneers. Then an impression will be made of the prepped tooth to send to a lab where a custom veneer will be fabricated to complete the process. Once the veneer returns from the laboratory, it will be bonded to the surface of your tooth and polished for a natural-looking and comfortable finish.
This treatment provides incredible results because it evens out the tooth’s color while also masking any blemishes to create a beautiful smile. In addition to providing cosmetic benefits, porcelain veneers can also protect the front of the tooth from further wear and tear while improving overall dental health.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that can help to improve the appearance of teeth that may be slightly discolored, crooked, or misshapen. During the process, a resin material is applied to the surface of the tooth and then cured and hardened with a laser to reshape it and improve its appearance. The patient’s dentist will usually apply the composite material to the surface of the affected tooth and then shape and manipulate it to its desired appearance. After it is cured and polished, it will be bonded to the tooth for long-lasting results.
Many patients choose dental bonding because it’s fast and painless compared to other cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers. In addition, if the patient decides in the future that they want their restorations removed, they can do so without causing damage to their teeth. Dental bonding is also less expensive than other treatments. While it’s a great option for patients who want to improve the look of one or two teeth, it may not be the best option for those who have multiple issues they want to address. Our dentists can help you decide which treatment is best for you during your consultation.
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry treatments, please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at (303) 799-4333, and we’ll guide you further.
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