Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way since the days when you could only whiten your teeth and have crowns made.
Today, there are so many cosmetic dental options available that it can be challenging to know which one is right for you.
The first step in improving your smile is getting an assessment from a dentist who can recommend the best for your situation. That said, here are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options we specialize in here at Decardenas Dentistry!
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Veneers are thin coverings bonded to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. They’re usually made of porcelain or composite resin and can be made in various colors, textures, and designs.
They cover the top surface of your tooth and reshape it into a desired shape. The veneer then adheres to your natural tooth with dental cement. Veneers can even be combined with other procedures like fillings or crowns if you want an even more dramatic change than having them on their own!
Veneers last anywhere from one to ten years, depending on how well you care for them (we’ll get into this later). If they become damaged over time, they can easily be replaced with new ones for another round!
Tooth bleaching is a cosmetic procedure that can lighten your teeth to improve their appearance. This process may be considered when you have natural discoloration in your teeth, such as yellow stains caused by age or tobacco use, or if you want whiter teeth for aesthetic reasons.
It’s essential to keep in mind that tooth bleaching only works well on natural tooth discolorations; it cannot completely change the structure of the tooth itself or make it any whiter than its original state.
The time required for this procedure varies depending on several factors, including whether or not you have veneers placed over your teeth during treatment and how deeply stained they are at the start of treatment (the more stained they are, the longer it will take). The cost also depends on these same factors—the more work there is involved in restoring your smile and making sure all areas are treated effectively so there aren’t any missed spots where discoloration remains after treatment ends!
Enamel bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses tooth enamel to fill in chips and cracks in the teeth. Enamel bonding can also change the shape of your teeth or straighten them if they have been misaligned. The procedure is reversible, so you can take the bond off if you don’t like the results.
Invisalign is a system of clear, removable aligners. When you wear the aligners, they move your teeth slowly and gradually into new positions. You’ll wear an average of 2 to 3 sets of aligners throughout treatment.
Invisalign is great for cosmetic dentistry because it can straighten teeth without bulky metal brackets and wires. This makes it ideal for patients who want a more natural look that doesn’t involve traditional braces.
Implants are one of the best options for cosmetic dentistry. A dental implant is a small titanium post placed in your jawbone during surgery. Over time, this implant will fuse with your bone creating a solid foundation on which to attach a crown or bridge.
Implant-supported dentures can replace all or part of your natural teeth. This option can be customized to fit your needs and lifestyle; you may choose an upper denture or a lower denture (also called a partial denture). Your dentist will help determine which type of implant-supported denture will work best for you based on factors such as how many natural teeth you have left and how much bone support there is in your jawbone.
Implant-supported bridges are partial replacements for individual missing teeth and require two or more implants connected by crowns that support artificial replacement teeth made from porcelain fused with glass (PFG). The benefit of using implants instead of traditional bridgework materials like porcelain fused with metal alloy is that PFG-reinforced porcelain has better aesthetics because it retains the translucency of natural enamel better than traditional composite resins used in older methods like veneers or crowns.
Always Get a Diagnosis First
The first step to improving your smile is getting a diagnosis. Your dentist can help you determine which procedures are best for you and how to proceed with treatment. Once you’ve been diagnosed, your dentist will be able to discuss options with you, including:
Cost and length of time for each procedure
Whether specific procedures may require further investigation or treatment by another specialist (e.g., an orthodontist)
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If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, our team can help. We work with dental professionals nationwide to provide quality care and exceptional results. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!
Cosmetic dentistry offers many options for people who are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. If you’re one of these people, we encourage you to seek out the veneers, cosmetic dentistry in Miami.