A gorgeous smile is something everyone should have. Unfortunately, many of us lack confidence in our smiles. But this can all be fixed. Cosmetic dentistry can improve our smiles, our confidence, and our lives.
We have everything you need to know about cosmetic dentistry here. Read on to learn more.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry includes dental procedures designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. Whilst cosmetic dentistry can have positive health implications, this is not necessarily the case. Most often these procedures are non-essential. Despite being non-essential cosmetic dentistry can provide a range of benefits, including improved confidence, reduced grinding, and easier cleaning.
Why Do People Elect For Cosmetic Dental Procedures?
A great smile is really important and gives us a lot of confidence. Patients who elect for cosmetic dental procedures find confidence in their smiles helps them at work and in their social and romantic lives.
There is plenty of scientific evidence that shows the overall health benefits of smiling regularly. Feeling good about your smile means you will smile more.
Why not feel good about your smile? Cosmetic dentistry can fix crooked, stained, and chipped teeth as well as tooth gaps and receding gums.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Advancements in the field of dentistry have made cosmetic procedures much more accessible and often pain-free. There is a very wide range of cosmetic treatments patients may seek. Teeth whitening and gum treatments are two of the simplest procedures. Implants can be more complex. Here is a list of the most common cosmetic dental procedures.
One of the most common cosmetic procedures is teeth whitening. This can be done in a number of ways, from bleaching to laser treatments.
Teeth Straightening (Orthodontics)
Traditional braces are mostly associated with awkward teenagers. However today it is very common for adults to seek teeth straightening procedures. Invisalign is more popular amongst adults as it is less obvious than braces.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of the other. This can be done to one or a group of teeth that are more discolored than the others, or to the entire smile. Patients also seek veneers as an alternative to orthodontics.
Historically veneers were quite obvious but today dentists can match veneers to your real teeth so no one would ever notice. Veneers do require care and will need replacement over time.
Dental implants are inserted to replace teeth that have fallen out or need to be removed. Just like veneers implant technology has improved to the point where no one would notice you have an implant at all.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are used to cap chipped or cracked teeth, bringing them back to their normal shape. Crowns are most often applied in the case of accidents and can be inserted in one visit.
Bridges fill spaces between large gaps or missing teeth. Bridges are often not exclusively cosmetic. For many patients bridges are a more affordable and practical alternative to orthodontics.
Your smile can change your life. After all doctors and scientists have proven just how healthy smiling is. With cosmetic dentistry, you can make sure you have a smile you are proud of that gives you confidence.
For more information on cosmetic dentistry and how you can improve your smile contact us at Dr. Paul Metha & Associates.