What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a practice of improving the aesthetics of your teeth.
On the surface, cosmetic dentistry may seem pretty self-explanatory, and it includes a couple of ways, which we will discuss later.
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t used to restore your teeth, but it’s used to improve the appearance of your existing teeth. Some of the most popular practices in cosmetic dentistry are as follows.
Discovering Dental Services That Can Restore Your Smile
Smile restoration – also known as a smile makeover – involves both restorative and cosmetic dentistry to improve the look and function of your teeth. Visiting a dental clinic to explore the many cosmetic dental services available is the first step to help you regain confidence in your smile.
When you’re happy with your teeth, you won’t be embarrassed to smile, laugh and interact with others. Instead of being self-conscious and uncomfortable, seek out a solution that will allow you to enjoy daily social interactions without thinking about your teeth.
Smile restoration services include a variety of dental procedures to suit your unique dental needs. If you want a smile a makeover, there are cosmetic dental services available to improve the health and overall appearance of your teeth.
Whether your teeth are chipped, discoloured, crooked, or missing, your dentist can give you a new, healthy-looking smile.
What Are My Options?
Composite Resins & Porcelain Fillings
Silver and amalgam dental fillings used to be the standard but these dark, metal fillings make teeth look unnatural. To restore the look of your teeth, your dentist can replace your metal fillings using composite resins and porcelain fillings that look and feel natural.
A dental crown is an artificial tooth that caps your original tooth and are commonly used to fix chipped, uneven, and disproportioned teeth. Your dentist will design your crowns to match the appearance of your natural teeth. Dental crowns are available in ceramic and porcelain, metal, and a combination. There are pros and cons to each so be sure to discuss them with your dentist.
Bridges consist of artificial teeth that bridge a gap of missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth will improve both the appearance and function of your smile. Bridges restore tooth support so you can chew food and speak properly. There are several types of dental bridges that offer solutions to fit your specific needs.
Porcelain veneers cover the front of teeth to cover imperfections, such as stains, cracks, chips, and gaps. Veneers are designed specifically for your teeth to give you an attractive and natural-looking smile.
Dental implants provide a more permanent solution to replace missing teeth. Implants are placed in your jaw bone. Once the bone heals around the implant, a dental crown is attached on top. Dental implants help support surrounding teeth, and improve your bite, speech, and smile.
Visible aligners can straighten and restore tooth gaps and crooked and overlapping teeth. Invisible aligners allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly, unlike metal braces.
Part of a smile restoration is treating gum issues, such as gum disease and receding gum lines. Gum treatments improve the health of your gums and prevent further complications associated with gum disease, such as loose teeth.
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure for dark, stained, and discoloured teeth. There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions but your dentist will provide you with longer-lasting beautifully bright teeth. And you can enjoy the healthy, clean, and youthful appearance of your newly whitened teeth.
Why Should You Get Cosmetic Dentistry?
Having less than ideal teeth can be stressful and can chip away at your confidence.
While we at Yazdani Family Dentistry are major proponents and allies in your oral health, we also want to be able to deliver your best smile possible. While the term “cosmetic dentistry” may seem superficial, when it comes down to it, cosmetic dentistry is a major component in putting that beautiful smile together.
There’s virtually no price a person can put on having an attractive smile that gives you confidence. From job interviews to relationships to the way the world in general sees you, it all begins with your smile.
Certain dental issues could also impact the function of your teeth, making you unable to consume specific foods. While the dental treatments for these fall into the “cosmetic dentistry’ category, the value of your dental treatment investment goes beyond appearances (although those, too, are important) to the additional benefits of helping you eat, talk and smile better.
There is nothing wrong with looking like a million bucks, and cosmetic dentistry can be the right way to achieve that.
If you’re not happy with the appearance of your teeth, make an appointment at a local dental clinic to discuss your options. Based on your needs, your dentist will offer cosmetic dental services to restore your smile.