Cosmetic dentistry has become all the rage these days, with people wanting nothing but perfect smiles. So if you were thinking about giving your smile a new look, then here are some of the dental treatments that you ought to look into:
According to dental statistics, teeth whitening is still the most sought after cosmetic dental treatment there is. There is nothing that can perk up a smile than giving your pearly whites a brighter makeover. While almost anything can opt for at-home dental whitening kits, the safest way to whiten your teeth is still through chairside or in-office whitening. This is because hydrogen peroxide, the active whitening ingredient can also damage the dental enamel if left on the surface of the tooth for a longer period of time. A qualified individual, just like a dentist, would best be able to manage the use of hydrogen peroxide.
This dental treatment not only has cosmetic indications but also reconstructive ones. On top of that, dental bonding procedures put a lesser toll on your pocket compared to other treatments being that dental bonding is less expensive if placed alongside crowns and veneers. Dental bonding can also be accomplished in just one visit to the dentist and can help correct minor dental problems such as chips and fractures. The only drawback with dental bonding is the fact that composite resin material isn’t as durable as porcelain and is prone to chipping.
If you want your teeth to go through the best form of makeover, then it’s best that you opt for dental veneers. The porcelain which is used in fabricating these dental shells are not only stain resistant but also have the same translucency as dental enamel, thereby giving patients a more natural-looking smile. Dental veneers expensive though so if you do decide to get them, they’ll be more of an investment. As they last longer than treatments that make use of composite resin, the cost of getting dental veneers is eventually recouped at the end of the day because patients who go for composite resin treatments still opt for dental veneers in the future.
Also known as porcelain caps, dental crowns are placed over the tooth in order to reinforce the dental structure especially in the case of tooth decay or major dental chips and fractures. Think of dental crowns as some sort of jackets which are placed over the tooth to give it more strength.
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