With the incredible advances that have been made in the dental sciences in recent years, especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry, more and more people are enjoying a beautiful smile than ever before. Between whitening services, clear teeth straightening systems and implants, anything from a brighter smile to the replacement of lost teeth is possible!
Here at Artistic Smiles, our dental professionals pride themselves on helping patients restore the appearance and function of their teeth, as well as the confidence that goes along with it.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the specialized field which deals with the appearance of the teeth and gums. It can include anything from a simple bonding or veneer placement all the way to a full mouth implant procedure. The exact treatment that you need will depend on a number of factors concerning the condition of your teeth and your overall dental and general health.
Many times, these procedures can be done in one visit. Other times is might take two or three. The point is that most of the time, cosmetic dental treatments can be a quick solution to a serious, long term problem.
What It Can Do for You
The benefits of cosmetic dental therapy are almost as numerous as the treatments themselves. There are so many different choices available to today's patients which weren't around even just a few years ago. As far as the main advantages go, better look, feel and function are at the top of the list.
Having this type of dental work done can provide you with both the confidence and abilities necessary for the daily tasks that others take for granted. Even simply being able to stand up in front of coworkers and give a presentation or eating without pain can completely change a person's life.
What Options Does Cosmetic Dentistry Offer?
When it comes to getting a specific cosmetic procedure performed for a specific problem, there is no shortage of options with this form of specialized care. Whether it be bridge to support loose teeth, a porcelain crown or implant to replace one or more lost teeth, as well as simple whitening or straightening techniques, cosmetic dentistry offers a solution to nearly any dental problem.
Your only other choice is to ignore the problem, which is truly not an option. Any dental issue (or other health issue) that is ignored will only continue to worsen over time. When teeth are damaged or decayed they will deteriorate more and more as time goes by. If there are missing teeth, the strength and stability of the surrounding teeth will also begin to diminish. If teeth are crooked, they will only continue to become more misaligned. The bottom line is, neglecting the situation will only compound the dental problems.
One of the most common complaints we receive involves the brightness of our patients' smiles. For this reason, we offer professional teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is one of the most basic and cost-effective ways to improve your smile. Stains from certain foods, drinks, medications, and personal habits, also known as extrinsic stains, are easy to remove with a bleaching solution. However, many store-bought bleaching products leave people dissatisfied with the results. Because we are trained professionals, we use a bleaching agent with a much higher concentration than store-bought alternatives. Our whitening treatment could make your teeth up to eight shades brighter in just a single appointment!
A dental veneer is a razor-thin shell that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Like our dental crowns, our veneers are typically made from porcelain. Veneers can be used to fix teeth that are severely discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped, or even gapped. During the procedure, we have to remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. For this reason, the veneer procedure is considered irreversible.
Patients looking for a less-invasive and more cost-effective solution may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin, a putty-like material, to the surface of an aesthetically displeasing tooth. For example, dental bonding is an excellent solution for minor chips or cracks. During the procedure, the composite resin will be color-matched to the existing shade of your enamel, making it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
If you’re looking for that perfect smile, look no further than Invisalign. The world’s most comfortable and convenient way to create a straight, stunning smile, Invisalign is the cosmetic dentistry technology of the future. Let the professionals here at Artistic Smiles show you how to transform your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry has helped to give countless people not only their smile back but their confidence as well. There is no reason to continue hiding your smile or holding back your laughter when you are in social settings. The dental professionals here at Artistic Smiles are always ready to help our current and new patients anytime. Our offices can be contacted at (818) 930-5647.