Cosmetic dental treatments are a popular way to improve the appearance of teeth and gums. Some patients feel unconfident about their smiles. That lack of smile confidence could be because of discoloration, gaps in the teeth, or a chip or damaged tooth. Cosmetic dental treatments help to make oral corrections so patients can feel confident again when they smile.
If you have concerns about your smile, check out this list of six different cosmetic dental treatments that could offer you a solution.
1. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a process used to treat discolored teeth. Discoloration can occur over time, with increased exposure to colored drinks, like red wine or coffee. Also known as ‘bleaching,’ teeth whitening intends to make the patient’s teeth brighter and whiter for a glowing, radiant smile.
2. Natural Looking Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings, known as composite fillings, are a cosmetic dental treatment that fills the decayed area of a tooth. A composite filling maintains a natural appearance to match the rest of the tooth.
These fillings are made from ceramic compounds and can fix chipped or broken teeth. This is a popular choice for patients who want to keep their smile looking natural.
3. Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a go-to cosmetic dental treatment for patients suffering from a broken tooth. In this case, a custom-made crown suitably fits the broken tooth as a way of restoring it. In addition, the crown covers the tooth, concealing any damage.
Most dental crowns are porcelain or acrylic with a layer of metal that strengthens the crown to endure biting pressure.
Invisalign is a cosmetic dental treatment used to straighten and correct teeth. While it improves the appearance of a smile, it also benefits the patient’s overall health. Many patients opt for Invisalign because of its ‘invisible’ appearance. This transparent brace makes it unobtrusive and hard to notice. They are also removable and have minimal discomfort or irritation, unlike traditional braces.
Veneers are another option for stained, broken, or crooked teeth. This customized cosmetic dental treatment is made from composite or porcelain, and thanks to a thin cover, it conceals the imperfections of a damaged tooth.
6. Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is another cosmetic dental treatment that can fix chipped and cracked teeth. A composite resin, the bond is naturally colored and can help repair a damaged tooth, including gaps between teeth, stained teeth, or even lengthening a tooth.
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If you think you might need cosmetic dental treatments to improve your smile, contact DeSanti & Linden Dentistry soon and find out how we can assess your smile and recommend a treatment that’s right for you.