What Are the Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry?

Improving your teeth will boost your confidence and give you that glowing white smile you’ve always wanted.

The demand for cosmetic dentistry is on the rise.

But what types of cosmetic dentistry are available to help fix your teeth?

Continue reading to find out!

1. Teeth Whitening

This is also known as teeth bleaching. This procedure can brighten your smile and whiten your teeth. It will remove staining that has appeared over the years from drinking dark drinks like coffee. Smoking may also discolor your teeth.

This procedure is completed in a dental office, or you can get home kits to complete the procedure at home. Not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening and it is important to check with your dentist first.

Whitening will only lighten your natural teeth, so if you already have caps, veneers or other dental work, they may end up different colors to your natural teeth once they are whitened.

2. Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a thin ‘shell’ made from porcelain or composite. They are made in a laboratory, to fit your mouth and current teeth perfectly. They are bonded to the front of your teeth to give you a perfect smile.

They can help treat crooked teeth, discolored teeth or fix spacing problems between teeth. Your teeth do have to be filed down and veneers don’t last forever. It is a permanent choice, and once you get veneers, you will have to continue getting them for the rest of your life.

3. Dental Implants

A dental implant is a metal rod that replaces missing teeth. A false tooth is fitted to the top of the implant to replace the tooth that was once there.

Implants are permanent. They act instead of the tooth root. If you are missing a tooth, the bone underneath can disintegrate over time and it’s best to have an implant fitted before it’s too late.

4. Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are made to fit over your whole tooth. They are also custom made to fit the tooth they are bonded to, and the surrounding teeth.

They are used to treat teeth that are misshaped or have had root canal surgery or large fillings.

5. Teeth Shaping

This is where the dentist files your teeth to change the shape of them. This procedure is pain-free and the benefits are immediately obvious.

6. Orthodontic Treatments

Braces aren’t just for kids. Adults are having braces fitted to correct their misaligned teeth and a crooked smile.

There are other options available if you don’t want that ‘train track’ look from standard metal braces. Ceramic braces and the Invisalign system are options for some patients.

Ask your dentist about orthodontic treatments and what they would recommend for you.

Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

These are just a few of the popular types of cosmetic dentistry available.

No matter your cosmetic dental issue, its always important to keep your teeth and mouth healthy.

There are many other options out there. If you are struggling with your smile, then don’t hesitate to contact a dentist today.

For more information and pricing on our cosmetic dentistry, contact us.

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