Do you find yourself daydreaming about having a Hollywood-style smile? The smile of your dreams is within your reach when you collaborate with a cosmetic dentist.
Cosmetic dentistry relies on a variety of treatments that can improve aesthetics. The cosmetic dentist may use these interventions individually or in combination, depending on the needs of the specific patient.
Some patients may need to make only minor adjustments to their smiles. For these patients, a simple treatment like teeth whitening or bonding can go a long way. Modern whitening treatments can get the teeth up to 10 shades whiter in as little as an hour at the dentist’s office. Patients may also choose at-home treatments that achieve the same results over the course of a few days. Bonding can help to address chips or cracks in the teeth.
For teeth that are more significantly damaged, porcelain veneers may also be appropriate for a patient. Veneers are thin shells that are bonded atop the natural teeth, after a sufficient amount of enamel has been removed to accommodate the appliances. Veneers can correct problems ranging from stains to cracks to chips, and they can even create the illusion of straightening out a stretch of slightly crooked teeth.
A special type of veneers, called Lumineers, are made of ultra-thin materials that require minimal removal of enamel. These veneers are also reversible, which is appealing to many patients.
Patients with missing teeth can improve their smiles through dental implants. These innovative devices bond with the jaw and fill in for an absent root. They are topped with a lifelike prosthetic crown to replace the visible portion of the tooth.
Some patients will need just one of the treatments described above, but other patients may need more extensive work, involving multiple interventions. In these cases, other dental specialists, such as orthodontists or periodontists may collaborate with the cosmetic dentist.
Cosmetic dentistry may offer solutions to improve your smile’s aesthetics and your self-confidence at the same time. Talk to our cosmetic dentist at Euro Dental Studio to learn more about what treatments will be most beneficial for you. Call us at 718-417-4544 to schedule an appointment today.