8 Common Cosmetic Dental Treatments Used To Improve Your Smile

A smile is the best makeup you can wear. And that’s because your smile always accompanies the best moments of your life. However, a few people have fallen out of love with their smiles because they’re self-conscious about how their teeth look. They feel embarrassed because their teeth are stained, chipped, crooked, too sharp, etc. And this embarrassment often outweighs their desire to smile and openly express their joy to the world. According to one of the best cosmetic dentist Georgetown, cosmetic dental treatments can help transform your smile. This article will discuss the most common cosmetic dental procedures used to improve the look of your teeth.


Porcelain Veneers


Porcelain veneers (also called dental veneers) are thin shells layered on your teeth to improve the evenness and aesthetics of your teeth. Veneers are among the simplest dental procedures that can immediately transform the look of your teeth. They alter your teeth’s color, size, length, and shape.

With the help of porcelain veneers, you can hide the flaws of your teeth. Some of the flaws you can fix include discolored, worn out, chipped, irregularly shaped, and gapped teeth.
The best dental veneers are stain-resistant and have a natural tooth appearance. And with the help of these veneers, you can finally achieve a bright and confident smile.


Teeth Whitening


Teeth whitening (also called teeth bleaching) is a simple procedure that restores your teeth’s original look by removing stains and discoloration from your teeth. It’s a procedure that can be done at home or by a professional dentist. At-home teeth whitening procedures require the assistance of teeth whitening products like whitening toothpaste, over-the-counter whitening gels and strips, whitening rinses, and tray-based teeth whiteners. However, these products require consistent use for you to see any results.

For the best results, you need to visit a professional dentist. In-office teeth whitening is the best since you’ll see the results after your first visit. And after a few more visits, you’ll achieve dramatic results incomparable to results from teeth whitening products.


Dental Bonding


Dental bonding is one of the cheapest and easiest cosmetic dental procedures that can help you restore your smile. It involves the application of tooth-colored material on your teeth. A special light is used to harden and bond the tooth-colored material to your teeth. The procedure fixes tooth problems such as decayed, chipped, cracked, discolored, crooked, and gapped teeth.
Dentists recommend dental bonding for short-term and small cosmetic changes. And due to the limitations of the procedure, it’s best applied to correct problems on teeth with low bote pressure (front teeth).


Dental Crowns


Dental crowns are tooth-shaped crowns placed on damaged teeth. You can think of them as fitting hats for your teeth. With the help of dental crowns, you can restore your tooth’s shape, look, and size, thus improving your smile. Dental crowns are often a fix for dental issues such as tooth decay, worn out, or injured teeth.

Dental crowns are made of different materials. These materials include gold, silver, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. As a result, patients can opt for natural look smiles or golden and silver smiles.


Dental Implants


When an injury, tooth decay, or periodontal disease causes tooth loss, smiling becomes a problem for many people. The only solution is to ‘grow a tooth back magically’ or replace the tooth. Your dentist can’t perform magic, but they can replace your lost tooth with dental implants.

Dental implants offer a more convenient solution to missing teeth than dentures or dental bridges. Dentures are inconvenient since they’re removable. And dental bridges aren’t permanent. However, dental implants are permanent.

Since dental implants are implanted in your jaw, they are sturdy. The sturdiness and the natural look of the artificial tooth make dental implants indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Therefore, making it one of the best ways to restore your smile when you’ve lost your teeth.


Dental Lumineers


Dental Lumineers are similar to dental veneers. Some people also call them ‘non-prep veneers’ since it requires little preparation and skill to apply Lumineers. Like porcelain veneers, dental Lumineers hide the flaw of your teeth.

Lumineers are translucent and thinner than dental veneers giving your teeth a more natural look compared to veneers. And their application is easy—your dentist places and bonds the Lumineers to your teeth. Lumineers are popular with patients who don’t want their natural teeth thinned during the application process. Teeth thinning is a normal process during veneer application.


Gum Contouring/ Gum Shaping


Have you ever heard of a ‘gummy smile?’ When a person has receding or uneven gums, their smile is often described as ‘gummy.’ If you have a ‘gummy smile,’ you can undergo a gum contouring procedure (a term used interchangeably with gum shaping) to change your gums’ shape. The procedure involves restoring gum tissue in areas where your gums have receded, and your teeth are exposed. Or removing excessive gum tissue to eliminate the ‘gummy smile.’
This gum procedure requires the use of lasers and scalpels. Therefore, you should expect some pain after the procedure. And your recovery time will depend on the type of tool used to complete the procedure.


Tooth Reshaping/ Dental Contouring


Tooth reshaping is a dental procedure used to change the shape of your teeth and improve your smile. The procedure helps fix chipped, cracked, uneven, and misaligned teeth. Your dentists have to remove a part of your tooth enamel to reshape your tooth. However, the process is often quick and painless. And to achieve the desired results, your dentist might apply dental bonding material to your teeth.

You should note that your dentists won’t recommend this procedure to fix major dental issues. It’s a procedure that fixes minor dental issues.

Depending on the dental problem, any of the above cosmetic dental treatments will help improve your smile. Before undergoing a procedure, consult your dentists and ask for their advice. And in case you have any more questions on how we can help improve your smile, visit our website via this link https://westinghousedental.com/.

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