A smile is the first thing that an individual sees when they greet you. If your smile is not as brilliant or perfect as you would like, a cosmetic dentist will be able to help. Cosmetic dentistry specifically focuses on your desired treatment or services that will improve the appearance of your smile.
An individual elects to have cosmetic dentistry performed and it is not part of the restorative or traditional services a patient receives. Traditional dentistry involves routine cleanings, examinations, and restorative dentistry that includes treatment of decayed teeth.
How Effective Are Cosmetic Dental Treatments?
Today’s technology provides a patient with an outcome that is predictable and durable. Years ago, resin fillings did not hold up well in molars, but with today’s technology, they have the strength they need. Lasers are used to preserve the tooth structure, and many non-invasive treatments provide an individual with the smile they’ve always wanted or dreamed of.
Porcelain or composite veneers are a great way to fix teeth that have a worn appearance from stains, cracks, chips, gaps, or misalignment. Individuals who have not had successful results from teeth whitening will still be able to use veneers to whiten their smile. Veneers are a thin shell that can be bonded or cemented to the front of a tooth and could eliminate the need for more extensive treatments.
Composite bonding is often used in the restoration of a crown, bridge, or porcelain veneer. Tooth-colored composites are used to fill cavities, repair cracks and build up the edges of the teeth that are worn-down.
Teeth whitening is capable of removing years from an individual’s smile. A non-invasive approach to improving a smile is through teeth whitening in a dental office. Teeth whitening is different than bleaching the teeth because whitening restores the tooth’s surface color and removes dirt and debris.
There are many treatments a cosmetic dentist will use to fix flaws in your teeth that are easy and affordable. Many of the treatments do not require any type of anesthetic. If you’re interested in improving your smile and feeling confident about yourself, please contact Dr. Julio Rosado & Associates for more information.