Cosmetic dentistry has become big business in the US and all around the world. Everyone wants to look their best, and having pearly-white teeth is a great way to start. On the other hand, cosmetic dentistry generally improves the appearance of the teeth via minor and major dental work. The amount of dental work that’s needed depends on an individual’s personal status. Tooth stains can vary in dark shades as well as teeth that are misaligned. Cosmetic dentistry reverses the damage to an extent, which creates a more aesthetically pleasing mouth.
Of course, the first thing that you’ll need to do is schedule an appointment with your dentist of choice. You’ll be given an examination, and your dentist will thoroughly explain any complications. In general, cosmetic dentistry may take more time to complete than traditional treatments so your dentist may reschedule you to visit on another day.
Cosmetic treatments such as teeth-whitening kits can be purchased from a retail location for under $40. These products are easy to apply, and they’re fairly affordable for most people. On the other hand, professional teeth whitening will cost a lot more, but you’ll receive or more thorough whitening. Professional whitening, also known as in-house whitening, will be used with medical-grade ingredients. The bleaching products are much stronger than over-the-counter whitening kits. If you have sensitive teeth and gums, then you won’t be a candidate for in-house whitening. Faster results will be experienced with in-house treatments because they’re much stronger.
Gum lifts are designed to reshape the teeth as well as reshape the underlying bones. In other words, this procedure raises and sculpts the gum line for a more aesthetically pleasing smile. People who suffer from a “gummy smile” are ideal candidates as well as people who are experiencing some form of gum disease. Gum lifts do a great job of balancing out the gum-to-tooth ratio. Laser-periodontal therapy is somewhat similar to a gum lift, but this treatment works great for those who are experiencing gum recession. Gum recession can expose the tooth’s root, which can result in sensitivity or an imbalanced tooth-to-gum ratio. Your dentist will use a laser to remove inflamed gum tissue. At this point, root scaling begins to take place as the dentist will scrape away plaque and calculus that’s below the gum line. During the healing process, the gum and root will potentially regenerate.
Veneers are another great cosmetic-dental treatment. A veneer can come in many different styles, including porcelain, removable and instant. The porcelain style is by far the most common form of veneer. These wafer-thin shells are bonded to the tooth’s exterior, which results in a dynamic transformation. Porcelain veneers can be used to cover up any damage, or they can be used for vanity purposes. Instant veneers are pre-made, are less expensive and are matched to your teeth’s natural color. Removable veneers’ name speaks for itself as you can remove them at any time. These are not long-term solutions, but they will serve their purpose really well.
There you have it. If you’re considering on improving your smile, then these dental treatments will surely help you. The next step is to simply schedule an appointment with your dentist.