The Holiday season is finally upon us!
We all know what that means…An exciting array of social activities and events filled with constant smiling.
Whether it be a family event, office party, wedding, or photoshoot, we all want a perfect smile that boosts our confidence and displays how we feel on the inside. However, with our different circumstances, busy lifestyles, and different oral hygiene levels, maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile can be tricky.
It’s not uncommon to be unhappy with the way that your smile looks. Years of neglect, stains, chips, misaligned teeth, or discoloration can truly take a toll on your confidence. But gone are the times when we sit and wallow in our problems. We now have multiple options!
You can now make your smile better by using cosmetic dentistry. This style of dentistry focuses on enhancing your smile’s aesthetics and appearance to give you the stunning smile you’ve always desired.
To help you along your cosmetic journey, here are 5 popular cosmetic treatments that you should know about:
1. Clear Aligners
For individuals seeking an orthodontic remedy that doesn’t include a mouthful of wire and bracket braces, clear aligners may be a better option.
Extra tooth spacing might make your gums more susceptible to injury and is sometimes viewed as ugly. But by bringing your teeth closer together with clear aligners you can enhance your smile’s health and aesthetics.
2. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most widely used cosmetic dental procedures. A safe and efficient method to lighten stained or discolored tooth enamel It is a safe and effective way to lighten stained or discolored tooth enamel.
Teeth whitening can be done in one sitting or over multiple visits, depending on how severe your stain is. Here at Clermont Dental, we offer Zoom Whitening which comes with a once-off two-hour appointment.
Professional teeth whitening is done by using a high-concentration hydrogen peroxide gel. Experienced cosmetic dentists like Dr. Safavi can lighten the discoloration of both enamel (the hard surface of the teeth) and dentin (the material underneath the enamel), which is even more reason to come whiten your teeth with us.
If teeth whitening is not the option for you — be it due to stubborn tooth staining or some other functional concern — porcelain veneers may be the answer.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells placed over your front teeth to improve their appearance. They are custom-made and cemented to the front side of the tooth.
Veneers make chipped or discolored teeth look natural and healthy again. They can also be used to correct teeth overcrowding, cover gaps between teeth, improve spacing between teeth, increase the dimension of teeth, and make them squarer or longer.
Because they’re so thin and held in place by a strong adhesive, little preparation of the tooth is needed. Veneers typically last many years but, like natural teeth, can break or chip. Small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer fitted if necessary.
Overall, veneers are an excellent way to naturally transform your smile!
4. Gum Contouring
If your gums appear uneven or if they cover too much or too little of your teeth, you might consider gum contouring to enhance your smile.
Gum contouring involves reshaping the gum line with surgical procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.
Another method of gum contouring that is less invasive and helps in correcting gummy smiles is laser.
One of the most effective methods to treat a gummy smile is dental laser treatment. In laser treatment, the dentist comfortably and efficiently removes all the excess gum tissue. This process also focuses on reshaping the underlying jaw bone.
In this procedure, a concentrated beam of the laser is directed towards the excess gum tissue. What makes it more comfortable is that the laser does not produce any sort of vibration or heat. The dentist also makes use of a gentle spray of water to keep it smooth and steady.
5. Composite Fillings
Sometimes it’s necessary to replace old fillings because of wear, chipping, or cracking. Many people take advantage of this chance to swap out their silver amalgam fillings for composites that are naturally tooth-colored.
Tooth-colored composite resins blend into the tooth structure and are chemically bonded to the tooth providing a strong, permanent restoration. The procedure is simple, quick, and will offer various aesthetic and functional benefits compared to silver amalgam fillings.
These are just a few of the various cosmetic treatments available. The treatment you end up getting, however, should be based on your local dentist’s recommendation. Our mouths and conditions are different, so not every treatment is for you.
Nevertheless, no matter which treatment is correct for you, our team is ready to offer you quality dental care in a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere for your comfort and convenience. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality cosmetic dental care.