Cosmetic dentistry offers wide range of treatments from simple in office tooth whitening to entire smile makeovers, modern cosmetic dentistry is not just for celebrities any more, broad range of options make a beautiful smile more affordable for millions of people. Cosmetic dentistry has been performed for decades, but the materials used today have improved greatly, for example ceramics can be blended to match most of the tooth shades and the strength and adherence may last a lifetime.
In office teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic procedure, it helps to remove stains and lightens teeth, it can quickly light up teeth. Coffee, tea, wine and aging are some of the reasons for the teeth get yellow.
Porcelain veneers are becoming more popular because they are easily customized for each individual, they are used to correct crowding, cover broken teeth, change the shape of teeth or close gaps. The veneer is a thin slice of porcelain is shaped and colored, then it’s bonded to the front of the tooth, minimal amount of drilling is used.
Dental bonding is one of least expensive of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Depending on complexity and number of teeth involved, it can be done in one office visit and most procedures dental bonding do not require anesthesia. Dentist uses tooth-colored composites to repair chipped or cracked teeth.
Invisalign is an alternative treatment to more traditional orthodontic solutions. Invisalign is a removable clear tooth aligner, it incorporates a series of clear plastic aligners that fit your teeth and gradually move them in desired position.