Top 5 Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
First impressions really do matter, especially when you’re on a first date, interviewing for your dream job, or schmoozing with important clients. And when it comes to making first impressions, few things are as impactful as a brilliant, welcoming smile.
If your smile is less than welcoming, it’s time to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you make a fantastic first impression.
Stained teeth can send the wrong signal. If your pearly whites aren’t quite as white as they should be, you can schedule an in-office teeth whitening visit. Your teeth will be several shades whiter in just one quick appointment. In-office whitening treatments are far more effective than over-the-counter strips, gels, and pastes because they use professional-grade ingredients. Your dentist may have a light-activated system for even better results. Plus, unlike OTC products, your dentist can take extra precautions to protect your sensitive gum tissue during your treatment.
Dental veneers can be a great choice for some people, especially those who have multiple types of cosmetic concerns. These wafer-thin teeth facades can cover up minor chips, cracks, gaps, and unevenness. They can also camouflage discoloration that doesn’t respond well to teeth whitening. Porcelain veneers are custom-made. Although porcelain itself is durable, veneers won’t last forever, and they may not be a great choice for you if you have bruxism. Your cosmetic dentist can determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers.
If you do have bruxism, your teeth may develop chips over time. Teeth chipping can also be attributed to sports injuries, workplace accidents, and falls. Your dentist can easily fix minor chips with dental bonding. It involves applying a specially shaded composite resin, which replaces the missing enamel and restores an aesthetically pleasing shape to the tooth.
Speaking of composite material, do you still have old metal fillings? Silver amalgam has long since fallen out of favor for cavity fillings because it’s unsightly, and because some people have health concerns regarding exposure to toxins. Talk to your dentist about getting those metal patches out of your mouth, and replacing them with composite fillings. The composite material is shaded to match the surrounding teeth, so no one will know that you have a filling or two.
Invisalign represents an amazing milestone in dental technology. By now, pretty much everyone in the developed world knows what Invisalign is—a system of clear plastic aligners that gently straighten misaligned teeth. It’s convenient, comfortable, and discreet, and it’s perfect for dental patients of all ages. Even if you’ve had braces in the past, your teeth might benefit from Invisalign because they can shift out of position over time.
You’ll find all of these cosmetic dentistry treatments—plus much more—at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot are known among their patients for their artistry and attentive patient care. Schedule a consult with a cosmetic dentist Long Island trusts! Call (631) 296-0570.
Additional resources for cosmetic dentistry clients:
- Colgate, Five Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures, https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/adult-oral-care/five-types-of-cosmetic-dentistry-procedures-0415
- Teeth Whitening, Teeth Whitening, https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/teeth-whitening