4 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Make a Big Difference but Are Nearly Invisible
Some people are pleased with a perfect smile but for the rest of us, cosmetic dentistry can help us get there. That said, some people are worried about procedures that will make their smile worse while working to make it better. The good news is that there are several options today that can help your smile either look better instantly or can hide the work while it’s being done. Read on to learn more and then reach out to California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist.
- Getting your teeth whitened
When considering all the cosmetic dental options, teeth whitening is the most accessible, the most affordable, and the most popular. You may be surprised by how much of a difference it can make. Certainly, it will not affect how straight your teeth are but it can change the color dramatically. People’s teeth yellow over the years for many reasons, from age, to smoking, to eating and drinking habits. We can quickly restore them back to a shiny while color that can make you feel confident in your smile again.
Veneers are a more extreme option. They are essentially tiny, thin films that are permanently attached to the front of your teeth. They can give you the appearance of a smile that is perfectly white and straight. When you take care of them properly, they can last for the rest of your life. Don’t make the mistake of thinking of veneers are oversized, too-white teeth that you would associate with a beauty pageant contestant. Today’s veneers are natural and no one except a dentist could detect that they are there.
When you see a person with a seemingly perfectly straight smile, it is likely that they either had their teeth veneered or bonded. Bonding is used in some cases to fill tiny cavities, but it can also be used to fill in extra space between gaps, cracks, and chips. The material used for bonding generally lasts for a few years but will eventually need to be retouched.
If you still think of metal braces then you will be pleasantly surprised to learn about Invisalign. They are clear braces that only those who are really looking would even see. Invisalign was once only able to help with certain teeth-straightening options but today they can help with so much more. They are made up of a series of clear trays that you wear in your mouth. As the weeks go on, you switch to different trays and eventually your smile shifts.
What’s even better is that they can be taken out to eat and for short periods of time if you want to get pictures taken, dental cleanings, etc. One of the biggest problems with braces was the fact that it was so hard to take care of the teeth when they were in and Invisalign makes this issue a thing of the past.
If you are ready to find out more about how we can help improve your smile then we encourage you to contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 right away.