20 Jun Which Dental Treatment is Best?
Looking good is much more than what we see; it can take discipline, mindfulness, and self-care to feel good. One of the most important ways to spread good cheer and look better is with a warm, encouraging smile.
But how many of us take care of our teeth and give them the care they need? If we have yellow, chipped, uneven, or crooked teeth, we can deprive ourselves of such a smile.
Fortunately, there are affordable dental procedures in Garden Valley Dentistry that can give us a new smile and help us make the best impression possible. This blog looks at some of the most popular and affordable cosmetic dental procedures.
What is Cosmetic Dental Dentistry?
In cosmetic dentistry, various modern methods are used to beautify the appearance of your teeth. These include special cleaning techniques that make your teeth look whiter and brighter, as well as several procedures to improve the appearance of missing, broken, or damaged teeth.
Modern Dental Procedures to Enhance Your Smile
Some of the most important dental procedures include:
#1 Tooth Whitening
The natural color of our teeth can vary significantly from person to person. In addition, our lifestyle can impact our teeth’ appearance; Tea, coffee, and red wine cause staining when consumed regularly. Smoking tobacco is another example.
Professional teeth whitening is an excellent investment in your appearance, whether you are unhappy with the color of your teeth or want to have them whitened for a special occasion like a family wedding or job interview.
Still, teeth whitening by a dentist is much more effective than a home whitening kit and is the safer option.
A tooth-colored fillings and crowns is often the ideal solution when a single tooth is missing. Simply put, dental crowns are nothing more than caps placed on damaged teeth. The term “crown” can also refer to an artificial tooth placed on the remaining part of the tooth and looks exactly like the real one. Dental crowns are available in a variety of materials, including:
- Metal: Gold, palladium, nickel, and chrome are typical examples of metal crowns that rarely chip or break.
- All-resin: Dental crowns made of resin are usually less expensive than other types of crowns. However, they wear out over time and become more prone to fracture.
A visibly chipped tooth can be very frustrating. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution – veneers that look like natural teeth. You can think of them as false nails, but they last much longer and are usually entirely invisible. A custom porcelain layer is applied to the front of the tooth to restore its natural shape.
They’re specially colored to look as close to your natural teeth. Veneers can correct:
- Tooth discoloration that cannot be removed by bleaching
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Uneven gaps (large gaps) between the upper front teeth
#4 Dental Implants
Dental implants are titanium replacement roots. This element has the unique ability to bond with the bone, providing the best possible support for a tooth replacement. Implants can be used for everything from a single crown or bridge to an entirely new set of teeth. After the procedure, you’ll have a smile that looks and feels as good as new and can last for many years.
#5 Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is perhaps the simplest and most cost-effective cosmetic dental treatment. Bonding is a versatile procedure for repairing various damages such as discoloration and chipping and as an alternative to silver or amalgam fillings. A tooth-colored composite resin that is putty-like and flexible is contoured, polished, and applied to the natural tooth and then cured with ultraviolet or laser light.
#6 Contouring (Reshaping)
You may consider enamel reshaping or contouring if your teeth are in good condition but have minor problems, such as uneven, crowded, or overlapping teeth. This involves making small, discreet changes to the enamel that significantly improve the overall appearance of your smile. It is a quick, painless, and affordable option with immediate results often combined with other treatments such as whitening and bonding.
#7 Orthodontics (Braces)
Orthodontics or braces can treat cosmetic problems such as crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and irregular spacing between teeth. Braces are not just for kids; technology has expanded to orthodontic treatments for adults as well. The traditional metal braces used to correct bite and teeth alignment problems are attached to the teeth throughout the treatment period.
#8 Composite Fillings
Traditional silver metal fillings don’t look good, even if they do their job perfectly. It’s not just about aesthetics but also about the mercury content in silver amalgam fillings, making silver metal fillings less desirable. However, thanks to scientific advances, you can have your cavities treated with white fillings to prevent further decay and provide a more natural look and a safer result.
Dentists use bridges & dentures to replace missing teeth when the surrounding natural teeth don’t move from their original place and maintain a natural, aesthetic appearance and smile. There are two types of bridges:
- A fixed (permanent) bridge is attached to the crowns of the natural teeth at both margins and inserts artificial teeth to replace the missing teeth in between.
- A cantilever bridge is used to replace missing teeth on one side of the gap only.
We Need To See Your Smile
You may be wondering now, “how do I determine the proper procedures?” This question brings us to introduce you to our cosmetic and orthodontic dentists.
Dr. Rhea Antolin offer the best cosmetic dental treatments and will help you find the right cosmetic dental treatment to improve your smile and overall oral health. Contact us now to find out and restore your smile.
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