04 Oct Cosmetic Dentistry: The Art of Beautiful Smiles
You pore over magazines, looking at the models featured. However, it’s not their fashion that catches your attention page after page; It’s their teeth. Beautiful smile after beautiful smile makes you wonder why your teeth can’t become more photo-worthy so that you can finally say “cheese” with confidence at your next photo op. The truth is, you have a plethora of tooth-improvement options; in cosmetic dentistry, dentists have mastered the art of beautiful smiles, so achieving your perfect smile today is easier now than ever before.
First, if you have metal fillings, you can easily replace those with tooth-colored fillings. Although fillings used in the past featured an amalgam, or mixture of various metals, patients today prefer composite resin fillings because they resemble the natural color of teeth. In addition, these fillings bond more strongly to your tooth’s surface than metal fillings do.
A porcelain crown, or tooth-like cap, is indicated if tooth decay has destroyed most of your tooth. Meanwhile, porcelain veneers go over your front teeth to cover up imperfections. In order to have a crown or veneer placed in your mouth, your dentist essentially will put a bonding material between your natural tooth and the crown or veneer. A special curing light then is used to harden that material.
Dental implants are ideal tooth-replacement options if you have missing teeth. An implant features what looks like a titanium screw, which is placed in your jawbone. Then, a connecting piece called an abutment is placed on top of the screw, followed by a crown.
In addition, Zoom! teeth whitening is available if you are interested in whitening your teeth up to eight shades professionally—which means that you can achieve a whiter smile in a safe way that protects your enamel. Furthermore, you can take advantage of safe take-home whitening options if your prefer the convenience of whitening your teeth at home in a few easy steps.
Invisalign is available if you want to straighten misaligned teeth but do not want to wear traditional metal braces. No matter what your cosmetic dentistry need is, you truly do have a wide range of options. Contact our experienced cosmetic dentistry team today to learn more about your options.