07 Mar 5 Types of Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Are you considering a smile makeover? Cosmetic dental treatments are increasing in popularity as patients are wanting to make improvements to their teeth. This could mean fixing a chipped tooth, closing a gap, aligning your teeth, or simply whitening your smile. Whatever the reason, Kozlow and Rowell Dentistry can help.
We’ve put together this list of different cosmetic dental treatments that will give you a confidence boost and have you smiling in no time.
Orthodontics is usually associated with kids and teens, something you go through before adulthood. But it’s not actually uncommon for adults to also undergo this process to straighten teeth or fix a crooked tooth that makes them feel self-conscious.
The braces used for these kinds of orthodontic treatments can be fixed or removable, but the aim is to correctly align the teeth of the patient over a period of time. Gradually, the patient’s teeth will begin to straighten for the desired result.
2. Teeth Whitening
Another cosmetic dental treatment is teeth whitening. Sometimes referred to as “teeth bleaching,” whitening your teeth can help remove discoloration caused by a number of things, like drinking red wine and coffee.
The motivation behind teeth whitening is to brighten and whiten your teeth, which makes patients feel more confident when they smile.
Another way to treat stained teeth, along with broken and crooked teeth, is with veneers. This dental treatment is custom-made for the patient.
Veneers are constructed out of porcelain or composite and adhered to the front of the tooth. These thin covers hide the natural teeth to conceal any imperfections that a patient might feel insecure about.
Dental implants can offer impressive results for patients with missing or broken teeth. The implant is a metal device that is surgically screwed into the jaw to replace the missing or damaged tooth.
A local anesthetic is used during an implant procedure to prevent any pain. Once the treatment is done, the patient will have a full set of functional and natural looking teeth again.
If a patient is seeking cosmetic dental treatment for a broken tooth, then having a crown is a great way to do this. A crown is a cap that is custom-made to fit the shape of a patient’s tooth.
Generally, these are made from porcelain or acrylic along with metal to accommodate the pressure of biting. The crown will entirely cover the tooth, hiding the broken, chipped, or misshapen natural tooth underneath.
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These are just some of the types of cosmetic dental treatments that can improve the appearance of your teeth and help you feel confident in your smile. Speak with us today to book an appointment and find out how we can have you grinning from ear to ear.