Cosmetic dentistry is just what it sounds like – dentistry that focuses more heavily on the appearance of your teeth than oral health. Seeing a dentist regularly for cleanings will protect your teeth and gums. And while cleaning will help improve the brightness of your smile to some degree, cosmetic dental procedures are far better for improving the appearance of your smile.
Most experienced dentists offer oral health procedures alongside cosmetic dentistry. You should meet with a new dental office to learn more about what they offer and how they can help you reach your goals for a healthy, beautiful smile.
7 Smile-transforming Dental Services
You should feel confident about your smile. There is no shame in wanting to look great and feel great. Improving the vibrance of your smile is simple, non-invasive and can make a big difference in the appearance of your teeth.
Here’s a look at the most common cosmetic procedures patients seek out.
You’ll be amazed at what a difference just one session of in-office teeth whitening can make. Take-home whitening allows you to enjoy the freedom to brighten your smile regularly or as needed.
Teeth whitening treatments naturally restore teeth to their vibrance. But if your teeth are extremely discolored, you might consider veneers instead. And if you have fillings, caps or other types of tooth restorations that are discolored, discuss replacement with your dentist.
These types of fillings match the color of your teeth and fix cracks, cavities or fractures. Your dentist will remove parts of the teeth that are decayed and fill them with a composite filling. You might opt for this cosmetic procedure if you’ve suffered an unsightly chip, have unevenly worn teeth or large gaps between your teeth you’d like to close.
Veneers can offer you an entirely new smile. These custom dental devices fit to your teeth to provide you with the appearance you’ve always wanted. This dental procedure offers a solution for making crooked teeth appear straighter, whitening overly discolored teeth, making teeth look larger, removing unwanted gaps between teeth, and reshaping chipped or worn teeth.
Adding veneers is painless and only requires two visits to a dental office: one to prepare your teeth and take impressions and the second to bond the veneers to make your smile look great.
A crown covers the surface of a tooth to strengthen it and restore it to its original use. Dentists match crowns to the color of your teeth. This procedure is ideal if you’ve needed a very large filling, suffered tooth fractures, are experiencing severe decay or have a tooth that requires a root canal.
The great news is, crowns match the original appearance of your tooth, including its shape and color.
Losing a tooth can have a big impact on your smile. But it doesn’t have to. Regardless of whether the tooth broke, got infected or reached a point where it could not be restored, a dental implant replaces the tooth and will look just like the teeth around it. Implants last for decades and enhance your smile while adding function back to that area of your mouth. Getting an implant can also protect your straight teeth by preventing shifting due to an open space in your mouth.
While braces are a type of orthodontia, many dentists also offer this treatment in their offices to provide greater convenience for patients. Braces can work wonders for improving both your appearance and dental health as they fix issues like crossbite, overbite and overjet. But they also reduce crowded teeth, close gaps from missing teeth and reduce large spaces between your teeth to add to your smile’s appearance.
Invisalign can help reduce overcrowding, close gaps between teeth and fix a crossbite, overbite or underbite. But the great part about it is, these clear aligners do their work without anyone knowing you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. So you get stunning photos and enjoy normal social interactions all while getting a more beautiful smile.
No matter what type of cosmetic dentistry you’re considering, Pascack Dental Arts offers the services you need to keep your smile looking great and protect your oral health. Call our office at 201-391-5565 or request an appointment now.