Cosmetic dentistry relates to a wide range of dental procedures that strive to enhance the appearance of your teeth, gums, or bite. From the assortment of cosmetic dentistry solutions, some of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures among patients include:
This is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental procedures worldwide. Having a bright, white smile can make you feel more confident and attractive, but with so many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, you might wonder whether professional teeth whitening is really worth the investment. At Nova Dental, we utilize professional-grade products that contain highly concentrated teeth whitening agents called "peroxides" that quickly and effectively eliminate tooth stains and discolorations. The conveniently designed teeth whitening treatment involves take-home trays customized to your individual needs that will guarantee an even distribution of the bleaching ingredients.
While over-the-counter teeth whitening products can be effective at removing surface stains, they often can't achieve the same level of brightness as professional treatments. Professional products allow for deeper penetration and more dramatic results in shorter time.
One of the risks of using over-the-counter teeth whitening products is that they can cause sensitivity or irritation to your teeth and gums. This is because they contain harsh chemicals that can impair your tooth enamel and irritate your gum tissue. With professional teeth whitening, however, your dentist can monitor your treatment and adjust the strength of the whitening solution to ensure that your teeth and gums stay safe and healthy.
While professional teeth whitening may seem like a larger investment upfront, it can actually save you time and money in the long run. This is because professional whitening treatments offer longer-lasting results than over-the-counter products, which means you won't have to touch up your whitening as frequently. Additionally, if you damage your teeth or gums with an over-the-counter product, you may end up spending more money on dental treatments to repair the damage.
Dental veneers are the secret to a beautiful smile. If you're troubled with the appearance of your teeth, dental veneers could be the solution you've been looking for. Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shell-like coverings typically made of porcelain or composite resin material that is secured to the front of your teeth to dramatically boost their appearance and correct the shape of your teeth.
Dental veneers can cover up a variety of imperfections, including discoloration, chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth. They can also change the shape and size of your teeth for a more symmetrical and attractive smile.
Veneers are made of strong, durable materials that can last for many, many years with proper care. They're also stain-resistant, so you won't have to worry about them becoming discolored over time, although the same dental hygiene regimen should be performed. Unlike some other dental procedures, getting veneers typically doesn't require extensive drilling or reshaping of your teeth. Your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel to make room for the veneers, but the process is generally less invasive than other cosmetic treatments.
Dental implants are what was considered the future of tooth replacement a few years back - the dental sci-fi. Whether you're missing one or more teeth, dental implants could be the perfect solution to help you restore your smile. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, typically made of titanium, that is surgically implanted into your jawbone. They're then topped with a replacement tooth or bridge to create a natural-looking and functional result. Let's explore the amazing benefits dental implants offer.
Dental implants are carefully designed to act like your natural teeth, giving you a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing result. They're also customized to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and attractive smile. Unlike dentures, which can slip or move around in your mouth, implants are securely anchored in your jawbone, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Dental implants are made of high-quality materials that will last for many years with adequate oral care. They're also resistant to decay and damage, making them a long-term solution for tooth replacement. They also help preserve the structure of your jawbone by providing support and stimulation, which can prevent bone loss and maintain the integrity of your facial structure.
Dental bonding is another cosmetic dental procedure that uses a tooth-colored resin material to enhance your smile. It's a quick and easy solution for a variety of dental issues, including gaps, chips, cracks, and discoloration. The resin material is shaped and polished to match the appearance of your natural teeth, resulting in a seamless and attractive smile. It is a versatile cosmetic procedure that can fix a variety of dental issues, such as:
Invisalign is a modern approach to orthodontic treatment with a series of discreet, custom-made aligners whose role is to straighten your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible, making them an exceptionally popular choice for adults and teens struggling with minor malocclusions without the need for noticeable braces.
Invisalign custom-made series of clear, plastic aligners gradually shift your teeth into their correct positions. Each set of clear braces is worn for about two weeks, after which you switch to a new set that will continue to move your teeth. The treatment length depends on the severity of your case, but most people complete their treatment in about 12-18 months.
Invisalign can fix a wide range of dental issues, including:
These are just a few of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Guldalian can help you determine which option is right for you based on your specific needs and goals.