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What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Include?

One of the first things that anyone will notice about you is your smile. Your teeth are essential elements of your face – not just because they help you to eat your food, but because they enable you to express yourself.

For many people, their teeth’s appearance can cause them to have low self-esteem and even shy away from expressing themselves through smiling. Even a scientific study from 2019 concluded that smiling would positively impact a person’s happiness.

What does cosmetic dentistry involve?

When someone has a complaint about their teeth, cosmetic dentistry is usually the solution to resolving their issue. There are many facets to cosmetic dentistry, such as:

  • Adding dental material to teeth and gums;
  • Removing tooth structures or gums;
  • Teeth whitening;
  • Teeth straightening.

There’s no denying that cosmetic dentistry is the perfect way to create a symmetrical, bright, and harmonious smile. But, which options are best for resolving specific cosmetic complaints?

The following talks about the cosmetic dentistry services offered by Dynamic Smile Design in Orlando:

Invisalign (Teeth Straightening)

For some people, teeth that aren’t aligned correctly can cause issues apart from not looking symmetrical. For example, crooked teeth can cause periodontal (gum) disease, affect speech, and cause excessive wear on neighboring teeth.

Teeth straightening has long been the treatment of choice offered by dental surgeries, and it’s a gradual process that occurs through the use of braces. The trouble is, conventional braces are easy to identify from a distance and can cause further self-esteem issues.

Thankfully, the perfect solution to conventional braces is here, thanks to Invisalign. It’s an improved version of braces for patients that yearn for a straighter smile without having lots of wires and metal on display.

Invisalign works in the same way as traditional braces, but with one exception: they are discreet and comfortable to wear. They’re also removable and offer fast treatment times of up to 18 months or less.

They are clear aligners which mold to your teeth and mouth perfectly. Plus, you won’t experience the same issues with them as you would with conventional braces.

Porcelain Veneers

The thing about teeth is that even if you brush and floss them religiously each day, they can still look unsightly due to staining from food and drink. As you can imagine, teeth that don’t look white can hamper your self-confidence and even cause you to refrain from smiling.

Did you know that porcelain veneers can dramatically change the look of your smile? They offer dental patients numerous benefits, such as lasting for several years and offering a sole solution to correct several issues.

Porcelain veneers are thin ‘shells’ that are custom-made for your teeth. They get bonded to the front of visible teeth and result in a new, beautiful smile! The reason porcelain gets used as the material for veneers is that it reflects light similarly to natural teeth.

If you have porcelain veneers, you’ll benefit from how they are so long-lasting; porcelain veneers last between 10 to 15 years.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

When dealing with stained teeth, porcelain veneers aren’t the only option available to you. It’s also possible to cure the problem with teeth whitening. At Dynamic Smile Design, we offer Zoom! Teeth Whitening to help you achieve the perfect smile.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening solutions from Dynamic Smile Design are ideal for patients that experience a yellow, orange, or brown tint to their teeth. If you’ve got gray-stained teeth, a better option might be porcelain veneers, for example.

Before we offer teeth whitening services to any patient, we recommend teeth get professionally cleaned by our friendly team of hygienists. The products we use for cleaning gets rid of plaque build-up with ease compared to regular or prescription toothpaste.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening is a quick and straightforward solution, plus it’s also a non-surgical form of cosmetic dentistry. Results are immediate, and all patients will instantly feel a renewed sense of self-confidence while achieving a more youthful look to their teeth.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Patients seek cosmetic dentistry when they experience problems such as chips, cracks, or fractures with their teeth. Cosmetic dental bonding is a treatment that involves the use of composite resin to reshape teeth.

The process begins by ‘roughening’ the surface of any teeth that require treatment, followed by a conditioning treatment to aid adhesion. The composite resin gets shaped to achieve the patient’s desired results.

Once the composite resin gets applied to the teeth, a specially-designed light helps to harden the resin. Cosmetic dental bonding is suitable for resolving the following problems and more:

  • Crooked, misshapen teeth;
  • Stained teeth;
  • Short teeth;
  • Cracks, fractures, and gaps on or between teeth;
  • Damage to teeth caused by grinding.

Cosmetic dental bonding is a treatment suitable for most people. It’s also cost-effective compared to other cosmetic dentistry solutions, and it boasts instant results. It often gets used as a temporary treatment for patients waiting for porcelain veneers.

Cosmetic Dental Implants

Sometimes people will experience damaged, broken, or missing teeth for various reasons. Cosmetic dental implants are the perfect way to replace those teeth and maintain a natural look and a confident smile.

Cosmetic dental implants comprise three components:

  • A titanium base screw, surgically secured into the jaw bone;
  • A crown that mimics a natural tooth;
  • The abutment ‘connector’ secures the crown and the base screw together.

The advantage of cosmetic dental implants over dentures is they are permanent solutions to damaged or missing teeth. Dentures remain firmly in place in the jaw bone due to a process known as osseointegration. Plus, they don’t cause discomfort like removable dentures.

How to seek cosmetic dentistry for your teeth

Dr. Elena C. Puig and her friendly team at Dynamic Smile Design must assess your dental needs in person before recommending or providing any treatments. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

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