Visiting the dentist for exams and teeth cleanings is important for your overall oral health, but you can also take a trip to the dentist to change the way your smile looks. Cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular, and many dentists are now offering a variety of procedures that can correct a number of common smile issues. If you want to change the appearance of your smile, ask about the following cosmetic dentistry procedures:
If you are seeking an overall smile transformation, veneers may be a good option. Veneers are thin pieces of tooth-colored material—typically porcelain or resin—that are applied to the surface of the teeth. They are very effective in changing the shape, size and color of a smile. Dentists custom make veneers for patients, so you will have the opportunity to work with your dentist, like those at New Image Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, to design the smile that you have always wanted.
If you're missing a tooth, especially one of your front teeth, you may be self-conscious about your smile. For a permanent solution, you may want to talk to your dentist about dental implants. This procedure involves connecting a prosthetic tooth to your jaw bone with titanium. When the procedure is completed, the dental implant will look just like all of the other teeth in your mouth.
Who doesn't want a bright white smile? If your teeth have become discolored due to smoking, consuming certain foods or drinks, or because of age, teeth whitening is a good option for you. You can usually either have your teeth whitened in-office, or at home with a special whitening kit given to you by your dentist. The in-office procedure typically involves your dentist carefully applying a high strength whitening agent to your teeth; some dentists may elect to use a laser or special light to speed up the whitening process. The at home whitening kit is similar to the ones sold in store, but a dentist is able to give you a whitening solutions that is stronger than the ones sold over the counter, so your teeth get whiter faster.
A super straight smile is very desirable, but few people are actually born with one. The traditional option for correcting a crooked smile is braces, but if you do not want to wear braces you may be a candidate for invisible aligners. These are clear retainers that can be removed when needed, but it is recommended that you wear them as much as possible. Throughout the course of your treatment, your dentist will give you new aligners to wear, and over time they will straighten your teeth.Share
11 November 2014
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