If you’re happy with your smile, it increases your confidence, self-esteem, and overall health. Dental treatments that improve your satisfaction with the way your teeth look and feel are worth the investment. Keep reading for some popular dental treatments to consider for healthier, more appealing teeth and gums.
Cosmetic dentistry consists of a variety of treatments that improve the overall appearance of your teeth, and it can address a broad range of issues, such as stained/yellow teeth, missing teeth, and noticeable cracks and gaps. Some examples of treatments are teeth whitening, dental implants, crowns, and tooth-colored fillings. Cosmetic dentistry aims to fix issues with your teeth while ensuring your smile looks as natural as possible – and you can receive several procedures over the course of your treatment, depending on your long-term goals. Speak to a dentist about which treatments may be right for you.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. Yellow teeth (caused by genetics, illness, or diet) can significantly impact the overall quality of your smile, and a professional whitening treatment can be very effective at whitening teeth and removing stains. Prior to treatment, your dentist will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth; they will then apply a whitening agent. The agent is activated, left on teeth for several minutes, and then removed. Results can vary, and some patients report some temporary tooth sensitivity immediately following the treatment.
If you want straighter teeth without the hassle of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign could be a good option. Invisalign consists of a set of clear removable retainers made from a custom impression of your teeth, which are adjusted approximately every two weeks to gradually straighten teeth. Many patients also prefer this treatment as it is typically less uncomfortable than traditional metal braces.
Dentures are a popular and effective method of replacing missing teeth, using prosthetics to improve aesthetics and function. Partial or full dentures often look natural and typically restore the lost utility of the missing teeth. Your dentist needs to fit you for dentures as every patient is unique. When not in use, dentures need to be soaked in water or solution to prevent them from warping and must be removed and cleaned daily.
A root canal is a treatment that is needed if tooth decay has led to infection and inflammation of the pulp of the teeth. The dentist treats this by numbing the tooth, opening it, and removing the pulp. At a later appointment, the top of the tooth will require a crown or other topper as the final step to restore the appearance and function. It is important that root canals are done as soon as possible to prevent the infection from becoming more serious.
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If you are unhappy with the state of your smile or experiencing tooth pain or discomfort, call today for a consultation with our experienced dentists and staff. We can discuss your unique case and choose a treatment or procedure that’s suitable for you that helps you meet your cosmetic/health goals.