Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures To Achieve A Gleaming Smile

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures To Achieve A Gleaming Smile

Most patients aren't born with a perfect smile, and imperfections such as discoloration, gaps, chips, and misalignments can cause patients to be self-conscious. Cosmetic dentistry can address all these dental issues and help patients achieve the healthy smile they deserve.

Cosmetic Dentistry 

Cosmetic dentistry includes all dental procedures that are aimed at enhancing the appearance of one's smile. 

Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

  • Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening provides patients with a fast and effective way to brighten their smiles by several shades in just a couple of visits. This means that patients can feel confident showing off their smiles in photographs, at social events, and in everyday conversation. 

  • Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the easiest and fastest ways to improve the appearance of your smile. These thin, shell-like coverings are bonded to the front of your teeth to conceal flaws while brightening your smile. If your teeth are chipped, cracked, crooked, or misaligned, then porcelain veneers are a simple and effective way to brighten your smile.

  • Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding is an affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves the application of a composite resin material to the teeth. The resin is matched to the shade of your teeth and then shaped and molded over the teeth. The resin is then hardened with a dental laser. This cosmetic procedure is often used to improve the shape or color of a tooth.

  • Dental Implants

Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They act as replacement tooth roots and are used to support dental restorations, such as dental crowns, bridges, or even dentures.

  • Invisalign®

Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that uses plastic trays rather than metal dental braces to straighten the teeth. The trays are removable, which means there are no dietary restrictions. Patients enjoy the flexibility that Invisalign® offers them.

  • Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are utilized for cosmetic reasons to improve the appearance of teeth. A dental crown looks like a cap that is placed over the tooth and bonded into place. It can improve the appearance of the smile by 

  1. covering misshapen or discolored teeth
  2. protecting a weak or decaying tooth
  3. changing the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen.
  • Gum Reshaping & Gum Lift

Gum reshaping and gum lift are two common cosmetic procedures that your dentist can use to improve the appearance of your smile.

Gum reshaping is used to correct a "gummy" smile. If your gum tissue covers too much of your teeth, your dentist can reshape the tissue to create a more even smile.

 A gum lift is used to make your smile appear longer or fuller. This procedure involves your dentist making small incisions in your gum tissue and removing the tissue. Once your gums have healed, the tissue will be tightened.

To learn more about our dental procedures or to schedule your appointment for dental checkups, call Whitlow Dental Care at (559)441-7700.

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