The Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Everyone dreams of having a sparkling, beautiful, pearly-white smile, but sometimes taking care of our teeth is not enough. In such cases, a cosmetic dentist could be the perfect option.

By combining art with science, cosmetic dentistry provides the necessary procedures to help patients achieve their dream smiles. Improving your teeth´ appearance boosts your self-confidence, thus, transforming your life.

Suppose you want to work towards aesthetically improving your teeth. Here, we´ll be talking about the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures (and why they might be necessary).

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures, 5 Common Types

As technology has advanced, so has cosmetic dentistry. So much so that nowadays, these state-of-the-art treatments are available to improve the smiles of an ever-increasing number of patients.

Amongst the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures for people who want to look (and feel) their best, we can mention:

Teeth whitening

Aside from lightening the discolouration of tooth enamel and dentin, a cosmetic dentist will also protect gum tissue from possible irritation due to the whitening agent.

Although it usually takes about an hour of chair time. Professional teeth whitening has the same effects as repeatedly applying over-the-counter whitening products for weeks.

Teeth whitening can have dramatic results, with your teeth looking many shades whiter.

Porcelain veneers

It consists of a series of tooth-coloured shells fixed to the front end of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are used to hide stains or cracks and to close interdental gaps.

Porcelain veneers must be custom-made for each patient, which allows your teeth to regain their natural/healthy appearance. Porcelain veneers can particularly benefit patients with an uneven gum line.

They can also correct overcrowding or even out your teeth´ dimensions. Also, although current veneer materials are thinner, given proper care, they can last for many years.

Dental bonding

It consists of a natural tooth-coloured plastic resin composite adhered to your teeth´ surface by laser (or UV light). Dental bonding is a common alternative to porcelain veneers.

Aside from covering interdental gaps and discoloured/cracked teeth, dental bonding can also be used to repair tooth decay by directly applying it to cavities.

Unlike veneers (which must be custom-made in a dental lab), dental bonding is a simple, budget-conscious procedure often completed in a single visit.

However, because of its simplicity (and lower cost), dental bonding needs to be replaced more often than porcelain veneers.

Tooth bridges

They are often used to replace missing teeth, help ease bite stress, and keep your face´s shape. Tooth bridges consist of a set of custom-made teeth fused into a frame.

This frame fixes itself to the adjacent teeth, thus covering the gap. The most common tooth bridges are porcelain or ceramic materials fused with metal.

Traditional tooth bridges create a crown on each side of the missing pieces. They also have fake teeth (or pontics) to cover interdental gaps.

Dental implants

It consists of a small titanium post inserted into your jawbone. Once the replacement tooth is in place, dental implants are the next best thing to having your natural teeth.

When used alongside dentures, implants not only look (and feel) completely natural. They also provide a bite power similar to that of natural teeth.

Other popular dental procedures, like Invisalign, might also bring cosmetic benefits. Nonetheless, its applications go way beyond mere aesthetics.

This is it! Our guide to the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. So, whether you´d like a pearly-white smile, or a Full dental look re-do, feel free to contact us.

Our cosmetic dentistry team will gladly take your case and let you know what cosmetic dental procedure suits you best.

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