Chances are that the answer is yes, as most people are curious about cosmetic dental treatments and would be interested in knowing a little more, even if they are generally happy with their smile. Cosmetic dental surgery covers a vast array of different treatments, and most will also do something to help improve your oral health at the same time. The only dental treatment that can be considered to be purely cosmetic is perhaps teeth whitening, as just about all of the others may be able to help improve your dental health in some way, or will help to preserve healthy tooth structure.
Cosmetic dental treatments include teeth whitening, dental bonding, dental veneers, crowns, bridges and dental implants as well as treatments like gum lifts to treat a gummy smile. Each is quite different and each treatment can make quite a dramatic difference to a person’s smile. It could be that you only require one simple treatment to help perfect your smile, or you may benefit from using a combination of different cosmetic dental surgery treatments, for instance teeth whitening combined with dental veneers. But if carried out separately, what could each treatment do for your smile?
It is pretty of obvious what teeth whitening can do for your smile, but unless you have had teeth whitening before then you may well be surprised at just what a difference it can make. Midtown Dentistry uses Zoom laser teeth whitening system, simply because it gives such excellent results.
Veneers are very thin strips of porcelain that are custom-made to cover the front of your teeth, and these can hide a multitude of imperfections. Some veneering systems don’t require any tooth material to be removed, while others may require a very small amount of tooth structure to be ground away. Midtown’s cosmetic dental office offers a choice of several different systems, so you can rest assured you’ll get the right veneering system that fits your needs.
All ceramic porcelain crowns can be used to restore teeth that have been damaged due to trauma or decay, and the very latest materials mimic natural teeth, allowing the light to be transmitted through the tooth, giving wonderfully aesthetic results.
A ceramic dental bridge can be used to replace missing teeth, and these can also be made metal free. An all ceramic bridge would be an excellent and cost-effective way of replacing a lost tooth.
Dental implants represent the most natural way to replace a missing tooth, as the implant post replicates a natural tooth root. This method also has the huge advantage of helping to preserve your jawbone, and once again the crown or bridge can be made from all ceramic materials.
Dental bonding is a quick and easy way to restore your smile, and can be used to hide minor imperfections in your teeth. The process uses composite resin, and can be completed in just one quick visit to your cosmetic dentist.
Gum lifts are a very good way of getting rid of a gummy smile. A gummy smile is where too much gum tissue is exposed when smiling. It’s quite likely this process can be completed using a dental laser, so a smile can be transformed within a matter of minutes. Lasers are a wonderful tool as there’s no need for sutures and patients experience far less bleeding and swelling.
This is obviously just a quick overview of the cosmetic dental surgery treatments available, and you’ll gain much more valuable information during your initial consultation for a smile makeover. If you are interested in scheduling a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Penchas, please feel free to call the office.