You family dentist is probably able to offer you a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you improve the look of every aspect of your smile, including your bite, teeth or your gums. These cosmetic treatments are extremely safe and carry few risks.
Some of the most popular and commonly-requested cosmetic dentistry services your family dentist can offer might include the following:
Teeth whitening – Also known as teeth bleaching, this refers to the lightening of the natural enamel surface of a tooth. Professional teeth whitening can lighten your teeth several shades over just a few treatments utilizing a light-activated bleaching agent applied to your teeth with custom-fit trays. These trays ensure that the bleaching product is evenly and directly applied to each tooth, giving you attractive, consistent results.
Dental veneers – Made of thin wafers of composite resin or porcelain, dental veneers are affixed directly to the surface of a tooth and can change the color, shape, length and alignment of a natural tooth. Your family dentist will remove a small layer of your natural tooth’s enamel in order to accommodate the depth of the dental veneer, allowing the veneer to sit flat and look completely natural.
Bonding – Using dental composite material, your family dentist can manually reshape a tooth, correcting chips and imperfections. This bonding material is shaped and then hardened and polished to mimic natural tooth material.
Dental crowns and dental bridges – In order to protect a damaged tooth, your family dentist may provide you with a dental crown. As well, dental crowns are used to anchor a dental bridge used to fill the gap where a missing tooth used to be. A bridge allows your teeth to stay in their correct places and to not begin collapsing into the area left by the missing tooth.
Your family dentist probably offers these common cosmetic dentistry procedures or even more. Schedule an appointment to see how your smile can be improved.