Our smile is the first impression we leave on people. A beautiful smile can boost our self-confidence and self-esteem. It helps us form better relationships with others. If you are not happy with the appearance of your teeth and are looking for ways to enhance them, cosmetic dentistry can help. Here are the common cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile.
When we think about ways we can improve our smile, teeth whitening is one of the first things that may come to mind. This is because teeth appear darker and stained as we age. We may also be more likely to consume foods and beverages that stain the teeth, such as coffee, tea, wine, dark berries, and more. When performed by a dentist or under the supervision of a dentist, teeth whitening treatments can enhance one's smile by up to eight shades. Professional teeth whitening treatments use peroxide-based bleaching gels to remove stains from teeth and lighten discolorations. This treatment can also remove tooth surface stains caused by certain medications and tobacco use.
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile by covering over teeth that are stained, gapped, or simply misaligned. The veneer is affixed to the front of each tooth, creating a more uniform and beautiful smile overall.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of ceramic that is applied over the natural front of each tooth using a strong bonding material. Because the veneer covers the front portion of the tooth, it can effectively mask stains and other imperfections like gaps or misalignments. With proper oral hygiene and regular checkups at our office, you can expect your porcelain veneers to last for years to come.
A dental crown is a custom-made restoration that replaces the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line. They are caps that are placed over damaged teeth to protect or cover them or restore the teeth to their original oral health. This restorative treatment is used to restore damaged teeth and reduce the potential for further breakage or decay. A dental crown can also be a great option to restore a tooth that's been affected by trauma. Dental crowns can be fabricated from porcelain, metals, or ceramic. Porcelain crowns are natural-looking, durable, and long-lasting.
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry treatments, contact Focus Dental Group at (801) 255-7101 or visit our dental office located at 6770 S 900 E Suite 301, Midvale, UT 84047.