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5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Dentistry isn’t just about keeping your mouth healthy. It’s about providing you with the perfect smile — one that you’re proud to show off in photos and in day-to-day life. 

These days, cosmetic dental procedures are extremely popular because advancements in dental technology have made more procedures available for better pricing. Some procedures also improve or restore your dental health as a nice bonus.

If you’re wondering what kinds of treatments are available to you, Absolute Smile has you covered. Here are five popular cosmetic dentistry treatments to consider if you’re looking to make your smile shine bright.

1. Teeth Whitening

One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments is teeth whitening. It’s an easy, inexpensive process, making it accessible to a large number of patients who want a minimally invasive way to enhance their smile.

You can buy tooth-whitening strips and similar products at the store to save money, but getting your teeth whitened at the dentist provides the best results.

In either case, the product or dentist uses a bleaching agent to eliminate stains and whiten your teeth. Results take a few days to show, and they’re temporary. That said, the better you care for your teeth, the longer your whitening will last.

2. Porcelain Veneers

In some cases, teeth whitening may not work for some people. Their teeth stains may be deeper than the surface level, or they might have other issues (such as chipped or misshapen teeth).

Porcelain veneers can help these patients. A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that adheres to your teeth. It can help with chips, cracks, uneven alignment/spacing, worn enamel, staining, and more.

Now, porcelain veneers can be more expensive than tooth whitening, costing anywhere from $400 to $2,500 per tooth depending on a variety of factors. However, they are a longer-term solutions, lasting from 10-15 years.

3. Invisalign

Do you have misaligned or uneven teeth that you need fixed, but you don’t want unsightly braces on your teeth? Invisalign is likely a good solution for you.

Invisalign is a set of invisible braces that slide right over your teeth, kind of like a mouthguard. They slowly move your teeth into the proper positioning to improve your smile, yet they’re completely invisible — so you can continue to show off your teeth without brackets and wires.

Plus, Invisalign is removable. You don’t have to worry as much about them getting dirty or damaged from eating or constant wear.

4. Dental Implants

Dental implants are a procedure that is good for your dental health but it also improves the look of your smile. They’re easier to deal with than dentures, and no one can tell the tooth is fake.

As for what a dental implant is: it’s essentially a screw that connects to your jawbone with a cap on top that looks like a tooth. As a result, the implant blends right in with your smile.

5. Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are also a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Dentists like Absolute Smile that offer Botox and other dermal filler solutions can help you enhance your smile and reduce lines on your face. 

Interested in having any of these dental services done? Absolute Smile offers all of these to the Philadelphia area. New patients get a free consultation, so contact us today. Let’s get you the beautiful smile you deserve.

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