Understanding Cosmetic Dentistry

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Because having a harmonious smile is a concern for almost everyone, many patients resort to cosmetic dentistry. This method makes it possible to carry out procedures to improve the aesthetics of the person’s teeth as well as their smile. For this, different techniques are adopted according to the needs of patients.

Cosmetic dentistry: the different techniques

With cosmetic dentistry, several methods are available. In particular, they make it possible to modify the size, the alignment, and the shape of the patient’s teeth. They can also repair dental decay or fill unwelcome spaces between teeth. Before choosing a procedure, the dentist performs a clinical study. This will indicate the correction to be made regarding functionality and aesthetics.

Teeth whitening

When your teeth are not enough white, it is advisable to schedule a tooth whitening session. With cosmetic dentistry, the practitioner selects the best means according to each patient. He or she chooses the right treatment: use of whitening solution and light source.

The tasks are completed without damaging the surrounding structure. The complete procedure takes less than an hour: preparation plus discoloration.

The benefits of tooth whitening are:

  • Affordable cost
  • Easy access with satisfactory results
  • Reliable procedures
  • Treatment of all tasks
  • Painless treatment

Possible disadvantages:

  • Increased sensitivity of the gums during treatment
  • Gum sensitivity

Dental jewelry

Currently, dental jewelry is trendy in Europe and the United States. It is painless, temporary, easy to remove and non-invasive. The jewel is attached with a small amount of glue without causing pain or drilling. It can stay in place for about six months to three years. The dentist also has the option of removing it quickly.

Advantages of dental jewelry:

  • Affordable price
  • Trendy
  • No intrusion or pain
  • Reversible

Other options

Dental implantation involves the placement of an artificial root that replaces a missing root of a natural tooth. It is placed on the upper or lower jaw so that the new tooth can perform the same function as a natural tooth. Invisible orthodontics solves several abnormalities of the teeth. It aligns the teeth thanks to customizable, invisible, and transparent gutters.

Veneers provide a harmonious smile and can be obtained following a whitening session or a change of alignment and the shape of the teeth. This technique is applied by applying a very thin film on the front of the teeth. Contact Stuparich and Nouel Dental Associates to learn more.