Exploring the Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry
Your smile has a profound impact on your self-confidence. If you’ve ever held your hand over your mouth for pictures or tried to smile without teeth at social gatherings, then you understand.
No one should have to feel self-conscious about showing their happiness, and cosmetic dentistry can help those who face this issue. These are usually procedures that are done to improve the aesthetic appeal of your teeth. Sometimes, cosmetic procedures are done for reconstructive purposes; other times they are simply used to correct ongoing issues. Understanding your options starts with a trip to East Mall Family Dental.
Our team of dental professionals can help with the following:
Most of us have heard of fillings put in place to stop dental decay from spreading and causing tooth loss. They also help to improve the integrity of the teeth and reduce the look of degradation. Fillings can act as a foundation for other cosmetic dental procedures, and come in a variety of different materials, including:
- Silver amalgam
- Composite resin
Cosmetic dental fillings can be color-matched to your teeth, helping to fight decay without altering your smile.
Even healthy teeth can become discoloured as we age. Coffee, tea, smoking, and genetics can all play a part; but the discoloration doesn’t have to be permanent. Teeth whitening is a fairly quick and painless procedure that can be done in the office or at home. Your dentist can help you decide exactly what you need to make your smile look 10 years younger!
Usually, the dentist will use gel or a tray to protect your gums. Then, they will apply a whitening substance directly to the teeth. A special light can be used to speed up the process. It can take up to 3 office visits to get the colour that you want. Your dentist can also send you home with a customized tray that allows you to maintain the color periodically.
Crowding and uneven teeth can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. No one wants to be afraid to smile or eat in front of others, and no one should have to. Traditional braces aren’t always the best option, and Invisalign offers a simpler alternative.
Invisalign aligners are clear plastic dental inserts that are made using x-rays and a custom treatment plan. Each new insert is slightly different, and slowly guides the teeth where they belong. These are a fantastic way for people to shape their smile without more intrusive methods.
If you have ever broken or chipped one of your front teeth, then you know how quickly this can change your appearance. Dental bonding uses a composite resin to fill in the gaps. The composite resin is placed over the area that needs to be shaped and is carefully crafted into a natural looking replacement. It is hardened using a special light and can be crafted so that it’s nearly undetectable.
Dental bonding is also a great option for people who have gaps or uneven teeth. Not only is it one of the most cost-effective procedures, the finished product perfectly matches your natural smile too.
Get the Smile You Deserve!
Your smile is an important part of who you are, and you should never have to hide it. The professionals at East Mall Family Dental can help you choose the right cosmetic dental procedures for your needs.