Cosmetic dentistry refers to any procedure that improves the aesthetics of the smile. It can help correct problems related to aging, discoloration, damage, misalignment, and more. Many patients seek cosmetic dentistry because they are unhappy with their smiles. They feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth and want a way to improve their overall appearance. At Truxel Dental, our cosmetic dentists can perform various procedures to help patients achieve a better-looking smile.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
You should consult a cosmetic dentist when you have teeth that are broken or chipped, discolored, uneven, worn down, or have minor spacing issues you want to be fixed. While you may be able to live with these cosmetic imperfections, they do affect your smile and impact its attractiveness. With cosmetic dentistry, not only will your teeth look better, but you will also improve your oral hygiene. Your dentist can help you determine the best treatment plan for improving your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Dental problems can cause not only aesthetic issues but also problems with your bite and jaw alignment. Good candidates for cosmetic dentistry are people who have good oral health and are free from severe gum disease. Maintaining regular checkups and cleanings is essential to ensure a healthy smile.
Types of Cosmetic dentistry Procedures
In-office teeth whitening is the fastest way to whiten teeth, but take-home trays are also available. The process involves applying a special whitening gel to the teeth and using varying light methods to speed up the process. While the results are immediately noticeable, they aren’t permanent and will need to be repeated to maintain the results.
Veneers are thin shells custom-made to fit over the front portion of the teeth. They are made of porcelain, resembling natural teeth' look and color. While veneers are most often recommended to improve the appearance of smiles, they can also be used to fix teeth damaged due to injury or decay and improve the overall chewing function.
Tooth bonding is a quick and painless treatment for fixing minor cosmetic imperfections in teeth, such as chips or cracks, gaps between teeth, or discolorations. For this procedure, your dentist will apply tooth-colored bonding material to the tooth surface and then shape it to the desired form before hardening it with a high-intensity light.
Before committing to a cosmetic treatment plan, patients should ensure they are good candidates for the procedures they wish to receive. Get in touch with Truxel Dental at 3880 Truxel Rd Suite #600, Sacramento, CA 95834, or call (916) 333-2700 to learn more about cosmetic dentistry.