When patients want to enhance or improve the appearance of their smiles, they may consult with a cosmetic dentist, who will offer a variety of procedures that can help achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals. Different interventions will be appropriate in different scenarios, and here are three treatments that may be recommended to improve your smile.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
If your primary concern about your smile’s appearance is teeth that are yellow or dingy, then Zoom teeth whitening may be the only treatment you need. This revolutionary system can whiten and brighten your teeth in about an hour. The bleaching gels are applied to the teeth in order to release stains or discoloration beneath the tooth’s surface, and they are activated using a special frequency of laser. The laser allows the gel to take effect much more quickly than if the patient wore trays with gel in them alone, and the patient can leave the office with a smile that is up to 10 shades brighter.
For more complex or significant issues, your cosmetic dentist may recommend porcelain veneers. These versatile devices are tooth-shaped shells that are affixed atop your biological teeth, and they can correct or conceal a number of flaws, such as chipped, cracked or deeply stained teeth that don’t respond to conventional teeth whitening treatments. They may also be used to make an abnormally small tooth appear to be the correct size or to create the illusion of straightness in a slightly crooked stretch of teeth.
Severely misaligned teeth will likely require an orthodontic intervention to improve the smile’s appearance, but that doesn’t necessarily require unsightly metal brackets and wires for months on end to achieve the desired repositioning of the teeth. Your cosmetic dentist may be able to straighten your smile using a progressive series of clear plastic removable trays called Invisalign. This system is even able to address rather severe cases, such as those involving crowded teeth or malocclusions.
Patients who want to improve their smile should schedule a consultation at the office of Dr. Philip Kozlow to learn about the treatments that will be most beneficial to them. We can help you achieve the smile of your dreams!