21 Feb 4 Most Common Types of Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Feeling your best means looking your best, and for many people, that means having a dazzling smile. If you’re one of the 61% of Americans who long to have a smile they feel proud of, cosmetic dentistry offers plenty of solutions. Here, we take a look at the four most popular types of cosmetic dental treatments and how they help create that beaming smile.
1. Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
Even those who are faithful in their dental habits can’t brush away every stain or discoloration. Living your best life often leaves telltale signs on your formerly pearly whites. Cosmetic teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to remove stains and yellowing that might prevent you from feeling your most confident.
The only sure way to remove stains that are deeply ingrained in your teeth is through professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is far more effective than over-the-counter kits. Dental supervised whitening is safe and customized to your specific needs, plus, the results are amazing; sometimes taking your smile eight to 10 shades whiter than before.
2. Dental Veneers
Cosmetic dental veneers are a thin shell of composite or porcelain material custom made to go over the front surface of your tooth. Veneers treat a whole slew of cosmetic issues, such as crooked teeth, discolorations, chipped teeth and close gaps between your teeth. Dental veneers maintain their color and beauty for an estimated 20 years or more.
3. Dental Implants
If you have missing teeth, dental implants are designed to look and feel like your natural tooth. The dental implant is made out of surgical titanium and is placed where the former tooth existed, directly into the jawbone through a surgical procedure. The implant is the root portion of the tooth and acts as a post to anchor a customized artificial tooth such as a crown, bridge or denture. The look is completely natural and no one can tell the difference.
4. Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
Cosmetic tooth bonding is a wonderful solution for those patients who have broken, cracked or chipped teeth. It also repairs misshapen, irreversibly stained or severely discolored teeth. Unlike veneers, the bonding process involves attaching a tooth-colored resin putty directly to the tooth. Once hardened via a laser-type or ultraviolet light, the material is shaped and polished so that it looks just like natural tooth enamel. The strong bonding substance is very durable and with proper care, it can last a decade or more.
Ready to Find Your Smile Solution?
Cosmetic dental treatments offer a wide variety of solutions depending on your needs. Our dental professionals will help you determine the right treatment to boost your pearly whites. Find out more about the most common types of cosmetic dental treatments and how we can find a customized solution for you. Contact COOMSA today and we’ll have you smiling from ear to ear.