Cosmetic dentistry services are on the rise, and for good reason! People are realizing the link between a healthy looking smile and their levels of self-confidence. Cosmetic dentistry refers to procedures and treatments that improve the appearance of a person’s smile, and many results also improve the function of the mouth, teeth or jaws as well. Our office can fix dental problems such as: chipped or cracked teeth, missing teeth, tooth discoloration, misshapen teeth, and gaps in the teeth.
Effective Cosmetic Dentistry Options
There are many cosmetic dental treatments to choose from, and each has their own benefits. Here are a few of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer at Alcovy Dental. We’ll go over what these services help with, and why we recommend them to our patients.
Invisalign is a set of clear, plastic aligners that work like traditional metal braces by adjusting and straightening your teeth to keep them from shifting. Invisalign is becoming a popular choice over traditional braces because it’s clear and therefore less noticeable. These aligners are also removable, making it a more comfortable option than having a mouth full of metal brackets. Having Invisalign allows you to practice good oral hygiene because you can take the aligners out when eating, brushing, and flossing your teeth.
Invisalign is a good cosmetic dental option if you have crooked teeth or if you have started to notice your teeth shifting over time.
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that attach to the front surface of a tooth to cover cosmetic concerns. Dental veneers can treat chipped or cracked teeth, discoloration that whitening treatments have not helped, gaps in the teeth, misshapen teeth, or oddly sized teeth. There are two main types of dental veneers available: traditional veneers and no-prep veneers.
Traditional veneers are porcelain shells that permanently attach to your teeth after shaving down the first few layers of enamel. This procedure often needs an anesthetic. This type of veneer is the “traditional” version because of its top rated quality and natural-looking appearance. Some people opt for no-prep veneers instead because they are more cost-efficient and less of a commitment. This option has a shorter life span than traditional veneers. No-prep veneers also have a less invasive procedure that almost never requires an anesthetic.
No matter if you choose the no-prep or traditional route, veneers are a great cosmetic treatment option to brighten and improve the appearance of your smile.
If you’ve lost one or multiple teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, an injury, or any other reason, you may want to consider getting cosmetic dentures to meet your oral cosmetic needs. Oftentimes, people associate dentures with elderly people who have lost their teeth due to old age, but that isn’t the case anymore. People of all ages who are experiencing tooth loss due to various reasons are turning to dentures to fix their cosmetic needs.
There are two main types of cosmetic dentures: partial dentures, for one or two missing teeth in various areas of the mouth, and full dentures, which are used on a whole row of teeth for more serious tooth loss. Unlike veneers, which are permanently attached to your teeth, dentures are able to be removed from your mouth and put back in whenever you need them. Having a missing tooth isn’t always cause for dentures, but if you feel self-conscious about your smile, or if you have more than one missing tooth, dentures may be the cosmetic dentistry treatment you are looking for.
On top of the natural looking appearance of dentures, they also provide the patient with more control over their speech, the ability to chew more thoroughly, and they help shape the sagging area around the face where the tooth loss has occurred.
Contact Alcovy Dental Today for Cosmetic Treatments
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, contact Alcovy Dental today to schedule a cosmetic consultation to discuss your needs. Let our expert dental team help you decide which cosmetic dental treatment will best meet your smile goals and improve your confidence!