Cosmetic dentistry has become quite popular, but there is still a lot to learn about it. Some people have been convinced that it is not good enough or it is super expensive. Others simply don’t know the difference between the procedures, so they don’t know which one to choose.
In this blog, we will discuss these cosmetic treatments in detail to help you make an informed decision. But first, a few fast facts about cosmetic dentistry.
Now that you know a little about cosmetic dentistry, let’s jump into the various cosmetic treatments and how they can help you.
Whitening is by far the most common cosmetic dental treatment. It involves the use of whitening chemicals such as baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to get rid of the discoloration on a patient’s teeth. Typically, the procedure is conducted in a dental office, but there are at-home techniques you can try.
When done in a dental clinic, it will not take you more than 60 minutes. The dentist uses safe amounts of whitening products, and the result is always something admirable. Typically, the whitening effects last for up to two years. However, the effects can last for as little as two months if you smoke, take staining foods, and fail to maintain proper oral hygiene.
If you choose at-home techniques, it can take a few weeks before you can start seeing effects. You might also end up using too many chemicals, increasing your teeth’s sensitivity. That’s why we always recommend in-office whitening. Our dentist in Peoria, AZ, is here for you if you are looking for whitening services near you.
Orthodontic treatment has been around for many years now. However, there have been lots of improvements in this field. Now, anyone can enjoy the benefits of orthodontics, unlike in the past when it used to be a treatment for kids.
Typically, the treatment is conducted to correct teeth misalignment, wide gaps between teeth, and sometimes problems with the jaw. There are two main types of orthodontic treatments, traditional and clear aligners.
The traditional approach uses metal braces, and it is most popular among kids. Clear aligners, on the other hand, use removable and transparent aligners such as Invisalign®. They are most popular among adults.
Veneers are mostly used as a permanent solution for discolored teeth. They cover the discolored teeth with a tooth-colored material, which makes your teeth appear brighter. Veneers can also be used to correct gaps between teeth if you don’t want to undergo orthodontic treatment.
Dental veneer treatment is safe, fast, and relatively affordable. It is also less invasive, and most people can enjoy the benefits of the treatment without any compromises. However, the dentist usually removes a part of your enamel to make space for veneers. However, if you choose Lumineers®, there won’t be a need for enamel removal.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth that uses a tooth-colored crown attached to a metal screw (titanium) that acts as the root of the tooth. The treatment is usually used for restorative purposes, but it also plays its role in improving your smile, hence the cosmetic aspect.
Typically, the treatment is long, and it will take you more than six months to get a functioning implant. It is also slightly expensive compared to most dental treatments. However, it is always worth the wait because the result is something durable, aesthetic, and natural-looking. It is pretty much the same as your natural teeth.
Bonding is often used to restore the appearance and functionality of a chipped or broken tooth. The approach uses a tooth-colored resin to fill the tooth. Sometimes, bonding can be used as an alternative for fillings. The treatment is relatively affordable, and it lasts for more than five years.
If you want to improve your smile, we are here for you. We will ensure that you see a huge difference before and after the cosmetic treatment, regardless of the procedure. You can count on us for teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, implants, and more. Book an appointment now.