Taking care of your teeth isn’t just about keeping your mouth and overall body healthy — although that’s important. A bright, clean smile looks good and gives you tons of confidence.
That’s exactly what cosmetic dentistry is for.
There are tons of types of procedures out there for everyone — from purely cosmetic to those that have health benefits as well. Here are some of the best.
1. Teeth Whitening
Who doesn’t want a whiter smile? Unfortunately, many peoples’ teeth fade and stain over time for various reasons.
Teeth whitening helps solve these issues.
You can either use at-home teeth whitening products (toothpaste, strips, mouthwash) or opt for the whitening procedure at your dentist (which costs more but brings better results).
During this simple procedure, your dentist applies a bleaching substance to your teeth to restore that white smile.
2. Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that a dentist places over the surface of your teeth. These can be excellent for teeth in slightly worse condition than what whitening can solve — they’re great for hiding chipped or misshapen teeth, gaps in teeth, and some discoloration. They’re quite strong and long-lasting without being noticeable.
Plenty of people get braces when they grow up to ensure teeth stay in the right position. They can feel embarrassing but are often considered a rite of passage.
However, few adults want to deal with the pain and look of braces, which is why they can opt for Invisalign.
Invisalign is a transparent, invisible, removable alternative to braces. They slip on a lot like a fitted mouthguard. They’re much more convenient, easier to care for, and more aesthetically appealing than braces (since they’re invisible).
4. Dental Implants
Dental implants are used to replace damaged or missing teeth while creating a seamless look as if the tooth is still there.
Basically, the dentist inserts a metal post into the gum that connects and eventually fuses with the jawbone. This replaces the old tooth’s root.
Then, the dentist places a cap on top that looks exactly like a regular tooth. Caring for these implants is about the same as caring for regular teeth — and if you take good care of them, they can last for 15-20 years before replacement.
Botox and dermal fillers aren’t strictly dentistry since they don’t deal with the teeth. However, dentists have a lot of knowledge about facial anatomy, so many, such as Absolute Smile, offer these services.
Anyways, these easy cosmetic procedures are used to reduce signs of aging on the face, such as wrinkles, crow’s feet, and laugh lines.
Think one of these procedures is right for you? Absolute Smile’s professionals can perform any of these. Contact us today to set up your appointment — all new patients get a free consultation!