The days where a person has to suffer with a less-than-perfect smile are over. Cosmetic dentistry has changed millions of lives. Moreover, cosmetic dentistry can tackle some of the most problematic aesthetic dental issues to produce a bright, healthy looking smile. If you are unhappy with your appearance, you might benefit from some of our most popular treatments like professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, bonding, and Invisalign from our cosmetic dentist.
Types of Cosmetic Treatments
There are a few different cosmetic treatments available, each able to produce different results. Some treatments, such as teeth whitening do not permanently alter the structure of teeth while others like bonding porcelain veneers or crowns do require tooth preparation for the bonding process. Fortunately, most cosmetic treatments are minimally invasive and do not require much more than local anesthetic to keep patients comfortable.
Teeth whitening is a great option for those whose teeth have developed permanent stains over the years. Once teeth are exposed to staining agents like coffee or wine repeatedly, they will develop permanent staining below the enamel surface of teeth. Since over the counter products cannot lift permanent, deep stains, professional whitening is necessary because the whitening solution used contains prescription grade ingredients. This is important because the whitening solution must be potent enough to lift deep stains.
Porcelain veneers are a popular option for those in need of a complete smile makeover. A veneer is an ultra-thin cosmetic enhancement. It is permanently bonded to a tooth to cover its outer surface. Veneers are made specifically for each patient and each veneer will correspond to a particular tooth. When multiple veneers are placed over teeth, they can conceal imperfections like stains, chips, gaps, and improperly positioned teeth.
Smiles can also be improved with bonding treatments and the placement of white crowns. Bonding, like veneers, can conceal common problems like stains and chips but bonding treatments do not have the lifespan that porcelain veneers provide. Sometimes patients in need of an improved smile peruse other treatment options as well such as placing dental implants to replace lost teeth and Invisalign to discreetly straighten one’s smile.
If cosmetic treatments interest you, we recommend scheduling a smile makeover consultation with our cosmetic dentist at Newton Dental Group.