Smiling is one of the best things it the world; it can be a way to greet someone and can even help make someone feel better. By smiling you can even lighten your own mood. However, these days people have become so concerned about appearance especially regarding teeth which has led people to smile a lot less to hide their teeth. But in reality, you don’t need to have good looking teeth in order to bring happiness with your smile. But for those who really want to have better looking teeth and a better smile, there is the option of turning to Cosmetic Dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry has become popular as it offers the opportunity for people to improve the appearance of their teeth with the help of a professional known as a cosmetic dentist. Due to its popularity, the industry has considerably grown. To get a better idea of cosmetic dentistry, let’s take a look into a few examples of cosmetic treatments offered by the industry that helps people get a better smile.
1.) Teeth contour and reshape – The contouring and reshaping of a tooth is offered by cosmetic dentists for patients who have teeth that look oddly shaped which could be a natural development or be caused by trauma and physical injury that has chipped and cracked the tooth making it look irregular. If there are visible damages like cracks and chips the cosmetic dentist fills in the damages using bonding cement. Bonding cement can also be used to sculpt a tooth into a regular shape.
Another approach by cosmetic dentists is to attach a dental veneer on the front of the tooth using bonding cement covering up any damages and also giving some protection to the tooth.
2.) Teeth whitening – One of the most common concerns that people have with the appearance of their teeth is its color. Discolored teeth is usually the result of smoking, consuming certain products, or inefficient oral hygiene and although there are a few home remedies to treat discolored teeth, the best way to make your teeth white is to see a cosmetic dentist.
Cosmetic dentists make use of a solution that is applied onto the teeth and activated with a laser to quicken the process of whitening. This treatment takes around half an hour to complete in a clinic but for those who want another options, there is an alternative where you use a mouth guard filled with a whitening gel that is to be worn overnight.
3.) Invisalign – Misaligned teeth is a problem that plagues a number of people and in addition to its odd appearance having misaligned teeth also leads to problems in chewing and even affects the development of the underlying jawbone. The common approach to correcting misaligned teeth is by wearing braces but for those who dislike the appearance of the metal wires they can turn to invisalign.
Invisalign is a treatment offered by a number of cosmetic dentists and is basically clear aligners that are worn and function just like braces only that they are more discreet and can even be removed when needed.