Dentists do more than just dental surgery these days— they are the new style gurus helping people get their self-confidence back and boosting their self esteem. From straightening teeth to whitening them, dentists can do it all. In fact, some of the most popular dental procedures requested include aesthetic dentistry procedures such as teeth polishing, straightening, whitening etc.
Here are seven ways dentists are making your smile shine bright.
1. Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
One of the most popular and in-demand cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching. This cosmetic dentistry practice involves brightening the teeth by using bleach to whiten them. This technique also helps with stained and discoloured teeth, making them a favourite among smokers and patients who consume coffee or alcohol.
2. Cosmetic Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are thin shells made from porcelain and other composite materials. Veneers are custom-made for each patient. These shells are pasted on the surface of the teeth of clients and are used for correcting crooked, chipped and discoloured teeth as well as making them look closer together.
3. Cosmetic Dental Implants
Dental implants are metal devices used in place of missing teeth. Mostly made from titanium, these implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth and are used to replace decayed, damaged, chipped and missing teeth. The implanting process involves inserting tiny titanium screws into false teeth and anchoring these teeth into the jaw. These screws support the implants, and provide a firm base for them. Implants are very popular among people who want to improve the overall impression of their smile.
4. Cosmetic Dental Crowns
Crowns are also referred to as dental caps. They are custom made to fit over an entire tooth after the cosmetic dentist has finished preparing it. Dental crowns are mostly made out of porcelain or acrylic, and are fused together with metal to make biting easier and more comfortable. They also correct poorly shaped teeth, and improve the appearance and function of damaged, decayed and chipped teeth.
5. Cosmetic Teeth Shaping
This technique is also known as enamel shaping, and it involves reshaping teeth by either filling them with enamel or removing some enamel to give them a more finished smooth appearance. This is a highly requested technique because of its immediate results and quick, painless process.
6. Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding is a dental technique that uses materials similar in colour and texture to natural teeth, and pastes them on top of the natural teeth. Cosmetic tooth bonding repairs teeth, and improves their appearance by making them appear more even.
7. Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment
Also known as braces, orthodontics are popular with patients of all ages (children, teenagers or adults). They come in various types such as visible, partially visible or invisible braces. They help with crooked, uneven and protruding teeth. Orthodontics are among the most common and most highly requested cosmetic dentistry procedures; they have gained more popularity in the past few years due to the effective results and high rate of client satisfaction.
These are all of the popular and trendy ways that dentists use these days to help bring your smile shine bright. So, if you want to make your smile stand out, visit your dentist today!