One of the simplest pleasures in life is smiling. With a simple smile you can brighten up your own mood and also spread happiness to other people. But it seems that these days, people are smiling a lot less often. This is probably because people have become quite conscious about the look and appearance of their teeth that they won’t bother trying to smile in an effort to hide any imperfections in their teeth. It is because of this Cosmetic Dentistry has risen in popularity.
Cosmetic dentistry offers the opportunity for people to improve the aesthetics of their teeth and smile through the dental treatments which are offered by cosmetic dentists. With more and more people wanting to have better looking teeth the cosmetic dentistry industry has significantly grown. Maybe you yourself are interested in undergoing cosmetic dentistry but you don’t know what treatment is right for you. Well fortunately for you, today we are going to take a look at common examples of cosmetic dentistry and you might be able to find one that is for you.
- Teeth whitening – Discolored teeth is one of the biggest concerns people have about their teeth. Although teeth aren’t really naturally white people seem to want to have pearly white teeth. Discoloration may also be the effect of drinking a lot of tea or coffee, smoking, etc. Teeth whitening is accomplished by using a special bleach and light to whiten.
- Tooth contour and reshape – Another thing that can affect the appearance of teeth is trauma and damage resulting in cracking and chipping. To solve this, cosmetic dentists apply a bonding material to fill in the cracks, attach broken off pieces, and even to contour and reshape the tooth by applying it and like a mold and shaping it to the tooth’s form.
- Veneers – Another approach which cosmetic dentists can take in treating cracked and damaged teeth is by applying dental veneers. Veneers are like thin shells that cover up the front area of a tooth covering up any cracks and also acting as a protective shield. Veneers are applied by shaving off the tooth’s front area and attaching it using boding material.
- Dental implants – Dental implants are for people who have a lost or missing tooth and want to replace it. The implant itself doesn’t act as the replacement but rather is the base in which the tooth is attached on. The implant is a metal screw which is inserted into the patient’s jawbone through surgical means.
- Invisalign – Invisalign is the more aesthetic version of braces. Those who have misaligned teeth but do not like the metal appearance and uncomfortable feeling that comes with braces can turn to invisalign. Invisalign is a clear aligner that when worn, helps to move your teeth into the right position. Different aligners are worn over a period of time until your teeth are in the right alignment.
So these are the common examples of Cosmetic Dentistry which you can undergo. If you think any of these can help you, why not try it out?