Posted by: Jason Hui, DDS, on August 21, 2013
Cosmetic dentistry can have a major impact on your smile, and in some cases, that may come with minimal treatment. Patients who want to improve the appearance of their smiles are encouraged to consider some of these interventions.
Cosmetic dentistry can address many issues with the smile, whether it’s the shade or shape of the teeth, misaligned or missing teeth or an uneven gumline, for example. Cosmetic dentistry can address many issues with the smile, whether it’s the shade or shape of the teeth, misaligned or missing teeth or an uneven gumline…
Most patients will begin their journey toward a more attractive smile at an initial consultation with a cosmetic dentist. This appointment gives the patient the opportunity to discuss smile goals with the dentist, and the cosmetic dentist can recommend treatments that are appropriate for the patient’s case.
The suggested course of treatment will depend on the patient’s needs. Here are a number of cosmetic dentistry interventions that can be useful for different patient scenarios.
Teeth whitening – Today’s teeth whitening treatments have the ability to brighten the smile by as many as 10 shades. An in-office system like Opalescence Boost can have this dramatic effect in as little as an hour. Often, teeth whitening alone is enough to make a noticeable difference in a patient’s appearance, or this treatment may be used in combination with others.
Invisalign – A system of clear plastic trays can reposition the teeth, eliminating the need for unattractive conventional orthodontic appliances to straighten your smile. With Invisalign, you can enjoy your results in real time!
Snap-on smile – While conventional orthodontic treatment will take at least a year, even with Invisalign, patients who want a quicker turnaround can explore the alternative of a Snap-on smile. In a matter of weeks, the patient is fitted with an appliance that slides over the natural teeth, significantly improving the look of the teeth.
Veneers – These thin, tooth-shaped porcelain shells can also be used to straighten slightly crooked teeth in a short timeframe, but they are versatile for other purposes, too. Veneers can conceal unsightly stains, chips and cracks, and they can also be used to resize unusually small teeth.
Dental implants – A gap in the smile can seriously detract from its appearance, and dental implants offer the most lifelike tooth replacement treatment available in modern dentistry.
If you are dissatisfied with the aesthetics of your smile, explore how cosmetic dentistry can help you improve on your natural grin. Contact your local cosmetic dentist at Paragon Dentistry at 469-251-2888 to schedule your professional consultation today.
The Paragon Dentistry team would like to invite you to experience the difference at our practice while restoring yourself to optimal dental health!