Cosmetic dentistry is the field that focuses on improving the appearance of a smile. This treatment is suitable for patients with teeth that are broken, chipped, stained, or missing entirely. Many treatments can help improve a patient’s smile, including dental implants and teeth whitening. Our cosmetic dentist at Advanced Dental Solutions Inc, can design a treatment plan to help people achieve their desired results.
Types of Cosmetic dentistry Procedures
In-office teeth whitening is the fastest way to whiten your teeth by several shades at a time, typically making your teeth eight shades lighter in just one visit! This treatment involves applying a special bleaching gel directly to the surface of your teeth and then using a laser or light to help activate the gel’s whitening power. Because the gel is targeted to your tooth’s surface only, the whitening gel should not cause damage to the surrounding soft tissues.
Veneers are thin shells of dental-grade ceramic placed over the facial surfaces of the teeth to improve their appearance. These restorations offer a conservative approach to improving the appearance of your smile. Veneers may be ideal for patients with minimal chips, cracks, discoloration, and other minor concerns.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored resins that can restore decayed teeth and teeth that are chipped or cracked. They can also fill in gaps between teeth and repair broken or worn-down front teeth that do not respond well to whitening treatments. The benefit of composite fillings is that they can be color matched to your natural enamel so that your repaired smile looks as seamless and natural as possible.
Why Do People Choose Cosmetic Dentistry?
Not only does cosmetic dentistry improve the appearance of your smile, but it also improves the function of your teeth. There are several reasons people decide to get cosmetic dentistry, many of which are purely cosmetic. For example, improving the appearance of their teeth is a popular reason for visiting the dentist. However, sometimes people need work done on their teeth because of pain. Tooth decay or gum disease can cause pain and infection, leading to a need for restorative dentistry. People may also visit their dentist because they feel self-conscious about the look of their teeth. This can often lead to improved self-esteem and confidence.
If you want to improve your smile, contact Advanced Dental Solutions Inc at 615 E. 82nd Ave Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99518, or call 907-562-1686 to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist. They will work to understand your goals and find solutions that will work best for your unique circumstances.