Can you imagine how your perfect smile would look? With the range of cosmetic dentistry treatment options available today, crafting an incredible smile is more accessible than ever. From minor adjustments to a complete smile makeover, your Marietta dentist has the skills and techniques to fix almost any imperfection. But with so many affordable, high-quality cosmetic dental solutions to choose from, which is the right one for you?
Best Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments for a Stunning Smile
At Shining Smiles Family Dentistry, we develop personalized cosmetic treatments for each patient. Discussing your cosmetic dentistry goals and concerns with our dental team enables us to create your dream smile. Let’s take a look at some of our most popular dental treatments that deliver straight teeth and bright smiles.
1. Cosmetic Dental Bonding
If you have a minor cosmetic issue such as a chipped tooth, then dental bonding may be the perfect solution for you. Bonding is a fairly simple, inexpensive process that involves applying a tooth-colored resin adhesive to your natural tooth. The end result (when completed by a skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Mohip-Chahwala) is that your tooth will look as if nothing happened.
Dental bonding is usually best suited for patients who have experienced some form of minor dental trauma such as a single chipped or cracked tooth. If multiple teeth are severely chipped, cracked, or broken, then porcelain veneers (which we will discuss in more detail below) may be a better option.
2. Teeth Whitening Treatment to Fix Stained Teeth
Teeth whitening products and services are everywhere. From whitening strips to whitening pens to in-office teeth whitening procedures, there is no shortage of options when it comes to whitening your stained teeth. But does professional teeth whitening work? The answer? It depends.
Over-the-counter tooth whitening products can whiten your teeth, but they generally take extensive time and commitment. Plus, over-the-counter dental whitening products usually work best on people who already have fairly white teeth to begin with.
If your teeth are stained yellow or brown you may want to consider an in-office whitening procedure. In-office teeth whitening from Shining Smiles can whiten your teeth several shades in one session (which usually lasts under an hour).
You won’t have to try several different products to get the results you are looking for and you’ll have instant gratification right after your appointment.
3. Natural-looking Porcelain Veneers
You’ve probably seen someone with seemingly perfect yet natural-looking teeth. If so, that person may have porcelain veneers. Porcelain dental veneers are about the thickness of a contact lens and adhere to the front of the teeth. A minimal amount of enamel must be removed during the veneers process, which makes veneers an irreversible procedure. That being said, veneers that are well taken care of can last 10-20 years and is the preferred option for patients who are looking for that perfect, natural-looking smile.
There are of course both pros and cons of veneers, but among the most appealing benefits is the low maintenance that’s involved. Following a regular brushing and flossing routine is enough to keep your porcelain veneers in great shape. And with most veneers using stain-resistant materials, they can actually better protect against stains and cavities than the surface of natural teeth.
4. Stunning Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are fixed cosmetic restorations that often (but not always) sit on top of a dental implant. Unlike a veneer that covers the front of the tooth, a dental crown is essentially a natural-looking, fake tooth (or teeth) that is indistinguishable from natural teeth. Combining functional restoration with an attractive appearance, dental crowns and bridges are excellent cosmetic treatments with a wide range of benefits.
Crowns and bridges can:
- Protect a tooth that is showing signs of weakness or stress from fracturing
- Replace a filling where there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Restore a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or broken
- Cover a tooth that has become discolored due to trauma or decay
- Cover an odd-shaped tooth
- Cover a dental implant after restoration
In layman’s terms, if you have a tooth that doesn’t look or feel right and you would like it to be restored (both for your oral health and your self-confidence), then a dental crown or bridge could be the ideal option for you.
5. Dental Implants
While dental implants are generally thought of as more of a “restorative” dental procedure as opposed to a cosmetic one, there are certain cosmetic enhancements to consider. For those of you who may not be familiar, a dental implant is a titanium screw that serves as an artificial tooth root for patients who need to replace one or more severely damaged or missing teeth.
While the dental implant itself isn’t visible to anyone you may be interacting with, for many patients it can solve a “facial sagging” issue that is often caused by missing or damaged natural teeth. Dental implants can restore the aesthetic look of the face, which is a great cosmetic enhancement in our book! To learn more about the benefits of dental implants and how you can contact our Marietta dental practice to schedule your dental implant consultation, visit this page. You’ll notice on the page above that we review many of the benefits of dental implants in detail, such as:
- Improving facial structure
- Removing the embarrassment of missing or damaged teeth
- Increasing your self-confidence
So What’s Your Next Step?
If you live in or around the Marietta area, want to improve your smile, and are curious about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, then we encourage you to give our dental practice a call today to schedule your 1-on-1, personal cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Mohip-Chahwala.
There’s absolutely no pressure. Dr. Mohip-Chahwala will simply evaluate your smile and suggest a plan that, based on her experience, she feels will give you the perfect smile you’ve been wanting.
Professional Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments in Marietta
Shining Smiles Family Dentistry is a trusted provider of cosmetic dentistry solutions in Marietta. If you would like to discuss dental crowns, teeth whitening, veneers and other treatments, contact our office today. For more information, call (770) 420-8550 or request a dental appointment now.