While traditional dentistry seeks to correct health problems like tooth decay and gum disease, cosmetic dentistry works to improve the appearance of your teeth to make your smile more beautiful and boost your confidence. The results of these cosmetic procedures can be life-changing for patients who worry about how their teeth look. As such, they're well worth considering for anyone in the same position. Here are five cosmetic dentistry treatments that have gained popularity in recent years.
1. Dental crowns
Crowns are one of the most common cosmetic dentistry options available. A tooth crown is a dental cap that's placed over the natural tooth to cover its entire surface, creating a secure, supportive covering that protects the root from decay and improves the appearance of previously damaged teeth. Crowns give you the opportunity to restore your teeth to the way they looked before decay and fillings. They can also create a new, better-fitting smile entirely. Likewise, cosmetic crowns can be made in a variety of colours, giving you a whiter smile if you want.
Similar to crowns, veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin used to cover a tooth's surface. However, while crowns cover the whole tooth, veneers only cover the front surface. Crowns are ideal for people whose teeth have suffered various issues like chips and decay, but veneers are perfect for those who already have healthy teeth and just want an improved smile. They can be used to change the shape and alignment of teeth, disguise gaps and make your smile brighter.
Orthodontic treatments are used to align your teeth and jaw positioning to correcting various aesthetic dental issues such as gaps between teeth, misalignment, overbites, underbites and more. Among the different types of treatments are traditional bonded brackets using bands or metal wires, clear braces such as Invisalign and retainers.
4. Dental implants
Dental implants involve inserting titanium metal rods into the upper or lower jawbone which serve as anchors to support artificial teeth. Dental implants are one of the most expensive cosmetic treatments available, but they're a great catch-all way to give you the smile of your dreams. Plus, the metal screws last a long time, so you only need to replace the crowns every decade or so.
5. Tooth whitening
Last but not least, tooth whitening is the process of removing surface stains from teeth to make them appear whiter. There are several ways to whiten the teeth at a dental clinic, including bleaching and laser whitening procedures. These treatments are great for people whose teeth have become stained over the year by coffee and tea, wine or cigarettes.
For more information about options, contact a dentist.Share
25 May 2021
Miranda Raff here. My brother is a stressed-out dental student, so I'm starting this blog on his behalf. I work in a travel agency and my brother is mortified by the number of dental tourism stories I bring home. I book short holidays for people who seem as though they are going to enjoy some relaxation in an exotic country, only to learn that they plan to have cheap dental procedures. Whilst there are good dentists in developing countries, according to my brother, the complex procedures these people plan to have simply can't be finished in such a limited time. This blog is an attempt to inform you about the high skill levels and advanced technology found in Australian dental surgeries. New techniques are being developed every year and Australian dentists are at the forefront of offering these solutions. I really hope this blog helps you to appreciate our dentists.