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Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Improve Smile Aesthetics

Posted by River Tree Dental & Implants Nov 04, 2022

A beautiful smile can boost your confidence and help you enjoy more social and personal relationships. There are numerous cosmetic dental procedures that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Listed below are a few common cosmetic dentistry procedures.

  • Tooth Whitening

When teeth are not properly cleaned or when they are exposed to dark-colored foods and drinks, they can become discolored over time. Certain medications can also cause discoloration of the teeth and gum tissues. In rare cases, the enamel that covers the surface of the tooth can become thin enough to reveal the yellower dentin layer underneath. While there isn’t much that can be done to prevent these common causes of staining and discoloration, regular dentist visits will help catch and treat any potential problems early on so that your smile can remain bright and beautiful for years to come. Professional teeth whitening is a simple procedure that can leave teeth several shades brighter. The procedure uses a highly concentrated solution of hydrogen peroxide to eliminate dental stains and brighten the teeth. At-home kits and over-the-counter whitening products are also available, but the results they produce are much less dramatic than those provided by a dentist. For best results, most dentists recommend combining in-office treatment with take-home whitening trays for teeth that are several shades darker than average.

  • Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain that fit over the front surfaces of teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of smiles by covering stains, chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth. They are also used to mask misalignment or misshapen teeth. Once the veneers are placed, they will remain permanently on the teeth unless the procedure needs to be redone or replaced.

A common reason patients choose porcelain veneers is that they like the way natural teeth look; the veneers bring a picture-perfect smile to life. Many patients also choose veneers because they don’t like the idea of braces or the long-term commitment that comes with them. 

  • Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a fast process that can improve the aesthetics of your smile in just one office visit. The process involves applying a resin to the surface of the teeth, then using a special light to harden the resin in place. In addition to improving the shape and color of your teeth, the process can also close small gaps between teeth as well as repair chipped, cracked, or worn enamel.

Unlike other cosmetic procedures, dental bonding doesn’t require any preparation of the teeth before treatment. Because of this, it’s an ideal procedure for patients who want to improve their smiles but don’t want to undergo orthodontic treatment or take extra time out of their busy schedules.

Another benefit of dental bonding is the fact that the results are durable and can last up to several years with proper care and oral hygiene. For this reason, it’s a great option for patients who want a low-cost way to improve their smile and maintain their dental health at the same time.

  • Dental Implants

Implants are the best restoration option available to replace missing teeth. They are titanium posts that are surgically inserted to replace the missing tooth root. On the top of the tooth root, an abutment is connected, and a dental crown is placed to complete the restoration. They are strong, stable, and durable and provide a long-term solution that requires only minor adjustments over time. Dental implants improve a person’s ability to speak and eat more effectively than dentures or other restorations because they are permanent. Also, unlike dentures, dental implants don’t shift or slip in your mouth when eating or speaking. They remain in place at all times, ensuring that your replacement teeth are stabilized.

To address your dental issues and have your dream smile with our cosmetic dentistry treatments, call us at (817)-924-0506 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2800 S Hulen St Ste 205, Fort Worth, TX 76109.

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