Cosmetic dentistry is an increasingly popular way to address oral health problems. You may think you know cosmetic dentistry because you’ve seen commercials for professional teeth whitening or have explored crowns or veneers before, but there are many procedures with their own benefits. Explore three of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures to discover what might be right for you.
Teeth straightening is a solution for crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and other oral hygiene problems. There are now more private options to consider than traditional metal braces. If you’ve been holding back from straightening your teeth because you don’t want metal braces, you might be pleasantly surprised at how invisible braces can be.
Straightening your teeth can restore confidence in your smile, but there are health benefits to know, too. It’s easier to brush and floss straight teeth, so you stay healthier. Since a misaligned jaw may cause headaches, face pain, and jaw pain, straightening teeth can decrease chronic pain, muscle tension, and other health-related issues.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is a favorite treatment of many, because it’s an easy way to refresh the look and feel of your smile. While you can purchase whitening strips or whitening toothpaste, at-home treatments are not as effective as treatments from our dentist.
We offer a range of teeth whitening treatments, each of which is designed to lighten the color of your teeth while addressing any discoloration or stains from tea or coffee. To keep your teeth as clean and bright as they look after your teeth whitening appointment, we encourage you to use brightening toothpaste, avoid drinking dark-colored liquids, and keep up with teeth cleaning appointments.
Veneers are an easy way to fix a range of dental problems, from discolored or stained teeth to cracks or chips. Veneers are also a way to address a gap in between teeth without investing in braces. Veneers are custom-made from an impression of your tooth, for a natural looking fit. Before installing a veneer, our dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel so the veneer aligns with the rest of your teeth. Then, we apply the veneer using an adhesive cement that’s safe for oral use. Since veneers are bonded to your teeth, they are a permanent change.
To keep veneers looking their best, we recommend that patients take good care of their teeth and practice good oral hygiene habits. Using a fluoride toothpaste and flossing the teeth will keep veneers white and bright, reduce buildup, and ensure you look and feel great.
If you have interest in any of these dentistry techniques, the next step is to reach out to our dentists to set up a consultation. During a consultation, we can evaluate whether the treatment is a good fit for your needs, discuss what to expect, and schedule an appointment for treatment if you decide to proceed. To take the next step to transform your life, contact us.