Cosmetic dentistry comes in a multitude of shapes and sizes. There are many different cosmetic procedures that can accomplish a specific issue. If you’re in the market for cosmetic dentistry and are looking for the perfect procedure for you, here is a “cheat sheet” to quickly learn about some of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments.
This is a procedure that is highly chosen by patients. Teeth whitening is a way to get your smile to the whiteness and brightness of your liking. When you seek out professional teeth whitening, your doctor will show you the different levels of white you can achieve, and which procedure you want to undergo; there are bleach trays and laser whitening options.
Porcelain veneers are chosen by many, commonly for aesthetic reasons. Veneers are a cover for the tooth, that fixes minor imperfections on the natural tooth. This is also a great way to achieve permanent white teeth, as the porcelain material is highly durable. Veneers go on top of your natural tooth, like a jacket, but are shaved down for a less bulky appearance.
Tooth-colored fillings, otherwise known as composite fillings are a discreet way to protect your teeth from decay. Dentists have chosen to use other materials than metal, that are safe and less noticeable than a typical filling.
This is an option that is typically chosen by adults to achieve straight teeth. Invisalign is a way to go through the braces process, without dealing with metal brackets and harsh wires. These clear aligners are barely noticeable, and are a flexible way to achieve your dream smile.
With this breakdown, choosing a cosmetic procedure should be a little easier. If you have any further questions, you should speak with your doctor and their team to find the perfect cosmetic procedure for you. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to go over all of your options.