When patients seek cosmetic dental treatments, they usually look for improvements beyond basic dental hygiene. At Dental 2000, common reasons to seek cosmetic dentistry include the following:
- The desire to correct imperfections in the teeth, including discoloration, chips, or cracks.
- Misalignment of the teeth.
- Gaps between teeth.
- Mild problems with overall tooth shape, size, and/or alignment.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Whitening treatments are popular because they often produce results in a single visit. The treatment involves applying peroxide gel to the teeth and activating the solution with a special light. This removes stains and lightens the natural color of your teeth in just one appointment.
There are many over-the-counter whitening products that you can use at home. However, these treatments are not as strong or long-lasting as in-office procedures.
Dental bonding can repair chips, cracks, and minor misalignments. This treatment uses a tooth-colored resin material to bond the damaged areas together. The bonded material is shaped and polished to match the existing teeth. Since it resembles natural enamel, this treatment option is inconspicuous.
Veneers are thin shells that bond to the front and sides of the teeth. Veneers can also improve the color or shape of your teeth. In the first appointment, we’ll prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface. Then we will take impressions of the teeth so the veneers can be custom-created. These custom-made veneers are bonded to the teeth during the second visit.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Improve the Appearance of Your Smile
A beautiful smile can do a lot for your confidence, which is why cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular among patients of all ages. From teeth whitening to Invisalign braces and porcelain veneers, your dentist can help you achieve the smile of your dreams! Cosmetic dentistry can treat minor issues like staining or discoloration caused by food, beverages, tobacco, or antibiotics and more severe problems like chipped teeth or broken dentures.
Dental bonding and contouring can correct minor cosmetic flaws in your smile, such as cracks or chips in the enamel. With cosmetic dentistry treatments, you can restore your smile’s natural beauty.
Improve Your Confidence
Patients with cosmetic work done on their smile often report feeling more confident than before they started treatment. This is partly due to the improved appearance of their smile and partly because they feel less self-conscious about their teeth in general. This is especially true for patients with extensive restorative work, such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
Patients interested in improving their smiles can visit Dental 2000 at 39 Creek Rd Suite #210, Irvine, CA 92604, or call (949) 857-6757 to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.