Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and it can go a long way in making a good first impression. People who smile more often are perceived as being more friendly, honest, and attractive. For these reasons, it is highly beneficial to have a fabulous smile.
Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with the perfect smile. Furthermore, things like age, dental habits, and decayed, damaged, or missing teeth can negatively affect the appearance of your smile. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry can easily correct these aesthetic concerns and leave you with the perfect smile. Although there are many different cosmetic treatments available, these are the top five:
Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Once they fuse with the surrounding bone, dental implants are extremely strong and can support a dental prosthesis like a crown, bridge, or denture. Because of this, they are commonly used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or to complete an entire full mouth rehabilitation. When it comes to function and aesthetics, dental implants are the best of both worlds. Implants are an ideal cosmetic dental treatment for those who are committed to a smile makeover and who are looking for a long-lasting solution.
Veneers are thin shells made from porcelain that are used to correct the color, size, shape, spacing, and alignment of imperfect teeth. They can be used to repair a single damaged tooth or to completely makeover an entire smile. Their ability to correct multiple concerns at once on one or more teeth is the main reason why so many people choose veneers as the best cosmetic dental treatment for them. However, it is important to note that veneers require the removal of a tiny amount of enamel, making the treatment permanent.
Teeth whitening performed by a cosmetic dentist is much different from over the counter whitening treatments. For starters, the risks are decreased and the results are increased when whitening agents are applied by a cosmetic dental professional. Professional teeth whitening only takes about 30-60 minutes, removes a variety of stains, and can whiten your teeth about 5-10 shades in a single session. For these reasons, many people are huge fans of using teeth whitening procedures to makeover their smile.
Dental crowns are placed over the crown, or visible portion of the tooth, above the gum line. They are often recommended in cases where the tooth’s natural structure has been significantly compromised by decay, cracks, or chips. Although dental crowns can improve the color, shape, and size of teeth, they also offer protection to the affected tooth as well. Crowns can also be adhered to a dental implant in order to replace a single missing tooth. During their fabrication process, dental crowns are customized to blend with the surrounding teeth.
Dental bonding is an affordable cosmetic dental procedure that can correct minor cosmetic issues. This method applies composite resin to the tooth in order to repair damage, correct structural anomalies, and improve the spacing and alignment. Bonding does not require any modification of the natural tooth structure, so it can eventually be reversed or replaced with another restoration method.
Through cosmetic dental treatments such as dental implants, veneers, teeth whitening, crowns, and bonding, an imperfect smile can easily be transformed. Each of these top five cosmetic dental treatments offers a different method to altering various aspects of your smile. To learn more and to determine which treatment can offer you the best results, schedule a consultation with your local cosmetic dentist.
Dr. Sadati possesses extensive experience in all aspects of advanced restorative dentistry, with an emphasis in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has attained Accredited Fellow status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the most rigorous, demanding credentialing process in the world. He is the only AACD Accredited Fellow in South Florida.