A smile is one of the most critical aspects of our appearance. It is more than just an expression, it is how we communicate with others. A warm, welcoming smile can dispel awkwardness, invite conversation, and help people connect with each other. Research has indicated multiple times that an attractive smile is the single most important physical characteristic or trait that people of the opposite sex judge others by.
When you consider all of these aspects, it isn’t surprising that most people want to fix imperfections and get an attractive smile. At GOREgeousSmiles, we can help. Our dentist has experience with a wide range of restorative and cosmetic procedures.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry involves a series of treatments that improve the overall appearance of your teeth and mouth. Some procedures can be quick and straightforward while others could be invasive and complex, involving restorative work. Cosmetic dentistry treatments are always customized to the patient’s requirements. Our dentist will carefully examine your teeth to determine what you need to accomplish your goals.
Once we have a good understanding of your current dental condition, we will recommend a full treatment plan to beautify your smile. This treatment could include multiple procedures, and we will explain each one of them in detail.
What is Included in Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry involves a wide range of procedures such as:
1. Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most common and popular cosmetic procedures. During this treatment, our dental team will use a whitening agent to lighten the color of your teeth by several shades. Teeth whitening treatments often take anywhere from multiple hours to a few weeks to provide the desired results.
There are a combination of in-clinic and at-home treatments. For at-home treatment our dental team will create a customized tray for your teeth and give you the whitening agent. You will need to use the agent on your teeth for the recommended number of sessions to get the best results. For in-clinic you simply show up for your appointment and the dental team will place the whitening agent on your teeth for you.
2. Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are also a very popular cosmetic treatment. Almost every celebrity you see on the red carpet today has veneers. That’s one of the reasons why their teeth always look perfect and white. Veneers are thin slices of porcelain that are placed on top of your natural teeth, similar to having your fingernails done but much stronger.
They are bonded to your teeth with special dental cement and will stay in place for many many years. With proper care they can last for decades. Veneers give your teeth a uniform appearance and ensure you don’t have to deal with undesirable stains. These restorations aren’t likely to become yellow or discolored, regardless of your diet.
3. Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are restorative treatments. They improve the appearance of your teeth and their structural integrity. For example, if you have a deep cavity or a cracked tooth, our dentist will remove the damaged portion and replace it with a dental crown. Crowns could be made from materials like gold, porcelain, composite, etc. You can choose an option that appeals to you. Most patients opt for porcelain crowns as they have a very natural appearance.
4. Clear Aligner Invisible Braces
The abovementioned cosmetic procedures won’t help if your teeth are misaligned and crooked. Some patients don’t mind a slight misalignment in their teeth and feel it lends their smile character. However, most patients want straight teeth. Metal braces were the traditional treatment option for misaligned teeth. Today, you can opt for Clear Aligners. this treatment involves a series of clear aligner trays made from safe plastic. These trays gently push your teeth back into position within a few months. Depending upon your misalignment, clear aligner treatment can work in as little as several weeks or can take up to around 12-18 months on average, but the doctor can give you a more approximate time frame for your situation.
These are just some of the many cosmetic dental procedures we offer. Our dentist will explain each one of them carefully so you can make an informed decision regarding them.
If you want to know more about cosmetic dentistry, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at AZCosmeticDDS.com or RodGore.com and look for GOREgeousSmiles enhancements. You can call us or use our contact us form to get more information.