Looking to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile? If so, let’s talk about the various types of cosmetic dentistry treatments which are available to do just that.
How Can My Teeth Look More Beautiful?
Modern dentistry offers many options for helping to make your teeth whiter, straighter, and more perfect, including the following treatments:
Who needs the awkwardness and hassle of braces when there are clear, customized, removable aligners for straightening teeth? The Invisalign® system, for example, is a series of aligners that are switched out and re-customized every two weeks as your teeth gradually shift and straighten, until they’re fully straightened and aligned.
Clear aligners are virtually invisible and completely removable. This means you can take them out when you eat, drink, brush, floss – or are having pictures taken. And because the aligners are made of smooth plastic instead of sharp metal parts, it won’t irritate your mouth or gums.
Plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth, causing discoloration; so can certain foods, beverages, and smoking. Professionally bleaching or removing these external stains is a safe way to make your teeth several shades lighter.
There are various bleaching processes, including the Philips Zoom! professional whitening system, which safely lightens discolored teeth. It can be completed quickly and easily in your dentist’s office.
This natural-looking solution for missing teeth is the modern-day treatment for tooth replacement. Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, where they serve as anchors for attaching replacement teeth, crowns, and partial or full dentures.
Because they are secure, there’s no danger of slippage. Instead, dental implants are comfortable and improve the function and appearance of your teeth.
Dentures are removable artificial teeth, designed to restore your natural smile – not to mention your ability to eat and speak properly. Today’s partial and full dentures are made of various materials to simulate the appearance of your natural teeth and gums. They are composed of long-lasting, low-staining, and high-impact acrylic bases.
Conventional full dentures are meant for those who have lost all of their teeth on their upper and lower jaws, while partial dentures (also called “bridges”) serve as a replacement for extracted teeth or for only replacing a few missing teeth.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
This form of cosmetic dentistry involves a range of dental services when most of your teeth are in need of rebuilding or repair. Salvageable teeth may require fillings, crowns, or veneers, while other teeth may be replaced with implants or bridges (partial dentures).
Often, this requires the combined efforts of an orthodontist, an oral surgeon, and/or a periodontist.
These thin, artificial, permanent coverings are used to correct the appearance of chipped, cracked, gapped, pitted, or discolored teeth. Each veneer is applied to the front of your natural teeth that need coverage.
They are fabricated from molds of your teeth, and they are specially designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. It is usually determined which teeth “show” when you smile and talk, and those are the teeth that will be recommended for receiving veneers.
Traditional porcelain veneers last about 5 to 10 years or more. There are several different types of veneers available – talk to a dentist about these wonderful options.
Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentistry
You’ll find all of these services plus other cosmetic dentistry treatments at Dedicated Dental in Henderson, Nevada. We can align your teeth, adjust any gaps, correct stains, and correct any issue to get you smiling again.