Cosmetic dentistry includes all dental treatments designed to improve your smile. Which can improve your general appearance and bring you more self-confidence. Here conclude some typical ways.
Invisalign is an innovative new technology to straighten teeth. Instead of metal wires and brackets, Invisalign is transparent custom-fitted aligners that are designed to straighten and ultimately realign your teeth. The aim of the Invisalign is not only to improve the appearance of your teeth but also to correct any jaw alignment issues or irregularities.
• The aligners are virtually invisible!
• You can remove the trays to eat, drink, brush, and floss
• It can straighten all types of teeth, including complex cases
• It is available to both adults and teenagers
The average timeline of Invisalign treatment is 12 to 18 months. This may be shorter or longer, depending on your case.
2. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. It removes stains, discoloration, and yellowing to give you a bright, white smile. You can get a professional teeth whitening treatment at the dentist’s office, and you can do it by yourself at home with home teeth whitening products.
• It’s one of the most affordable ways you can improve your smile
• The treatment is easy to operate and friendly to your teeth
• There are multiple options to choose from like home teeth whitening kit and whitening strips.
At-home whitening products typically require multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. These treatments may range from 15 minutes to one hour. In-office whitening is generally completed in one appointment. Teeth whitening results can last anywhere between six months to three years.
3. Porcelain Veneers
A dental veneer is a thin porcelain shell bonded onto the front surface of the tooth. Veneers are used to cover up chipped, discolored, worn, and misaligned teeth. To prepare a tooth for a dental veneer, a dentist files a thin layer off of the tooth. An impression of the tooth is taken so that the dental veneer can be manufactured to fit the tooth. Once manufactured, the dentist fits the dental veneer to the tooth, then cleans and etches the tooth so that the dental veneer can be cemented on. The cement used to bond dental veneers to teeth is activated using a special light which is applied directly to the dental veneer.
Veneers can give you a dramatic smile makeover without the need for extensive or multiple treatments. It is a fully customizable treatment, so your dentist can design your smile just the way you want it. It can change your teeth’s: color, shape, size, length, width and alignment.
Veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years. After this time, the veneers would need to be replaced.
4. Cosmetic Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is a tooth-color resin that gets applied to your teeth to fix chipped teeth, whiten a stained tooth, change your teeth’s shape, and more.
It’s an inexpensive way to hide smile flaws and make your smile feel like new!
• It costs less than other procedures like veneers
• It is tooth-colored and looks natural
• It can hide smile flaws like chips and gaps
• It can change your teeth’s length, shape, and width
Unlike porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding can stain and become discolored over time. It is also not as durable as crowns or veneers. Generally, cosmetic bonding can be completed in one appointment. With proper care, it should last between 3 to 7 years.
Although crowns are considered a way to preserve a natural tooth by making it stronger while sealing it, it also has aesthetic functions and can be used to restore a tooth’s appearance, shape, strength, and function. It consists of placing a tooth-shaped cap over your teeth.
Dental crowns are custom-designed to look and feel like a natural tooth. They are not subject to decay and are made of durable material to withstand years of wear. Crowns are also used to replace missing teeth with a dental implant.
Traditional crowns require two appointments: The first visit is to prep and take an impression and the second visit is to place the crown. The average life span of a crown is 5 to 15 years.