Improving Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is about combining both beauty and health for the perfect smile! Here are three simple ways (including Invisalign) to help you upgrade your pearly whites.
Straighten Your Teeth With The Latest and Greatest
The 21st-century version of braces, Invisalign® is a modern tooth straightening treatment that specialists can customize for individual and unique dental cases.
Before Invisalign, dentists would use a singular, fixed set of metal braces to straighten teeth. These metal braces come with a horde of restrictions and even pain, but with the advancements in modern dental treatment options, we now can administer the Invisalign orthodontic treatment plan.
By fully customizing your unique pair of clear aligners, Invisalign gradually stimulates tooth movement, aiding patients with proper alignment. Approximately every two weeks throughout the treatment time, Invisalign patients wear a new set of aligner trays until they achieve their ideal smile.
Our favorite part of utilizing the orthodontic Invisalign system to improve your smile is that the system is hardly visible to the outside world. Your friends and coworkers will be none the wiser about your aligners!
Make Those Stains Disappear
While there are many over-the-counter options for teeth whitening, professional teeth whitening is a much better option for improving your smile in the healthiest way possible.
Professional teeth whitening sessions serve as a miracle solution to help with stubborn stains and yellowing teeth. With a professional cosmetic dentistry treatment, our team can whiten your teeth during an in-office procedure.
However, not every individual is an ideal candidate for teeth whitening. Specific factors like poor gum health and prior dental work could be detrimental to a teeth whitening procedure. Under these circumstances, other modalities may serve your smile better.
Our dentist Dr. Andres de Cardenas has a variety of ways to address tooth discoloration or fading while helping you achieve your best smile! We recommend teeth whitening for patients with good oral health and who still have their permanent teeth.
Take Care of Those Cavities
Another cosmetic dentistry treatment we highly recommend to improve your teeth is to get rid of your cavities with tooth-colored fillings. Metallic fillings are unsightly and a thing of the past. For this reason, our team offers natural-looking fillings that are great for taking care of cavities.
Tooth-colored fillings are a mixture of tooth-colored plastic and glass, hence the name “composite filling”. This process of filling in a tooth, also known as “white fillings” involves the utilization of dental fillings that restore the natural appearance of the structure of teeth.
The procedure, however, is not purely about the look of the teeth. In addition to restoring teeth that have fractured or decayed, tooth-colored fillings also cosmetically change the size, shape, or color of the teeth. This is advantageous in closing gaps between teeth, repairing chipped teeth, and creating a more uniform smile.
These fillings come with many advantages. Perhaps one of the benefits is how seamlessly these fillings blend into your teeth. Dr. de Cardenas can blend shades of composite filling to match the color of natural teeth almost exactly.
Since the composites bond to the existing teeth, they are able to actually support the structure of the filled tooth. They also insulate the tooth from damage that may result from temperature changes or breakage.
Cosmetic Dentist | Dr. Andres de Cardenas
Our team has plenty of cosmetic dentistry options for improving your smile. We would love to help you begin your journey to beautiful, healthy teeth! To learn more, contact Dr. Andres de Cardenas today!