Have you ever wondered how all the celebrities manage to get such perfect teeth? You’re probably thinking that it’s just a result of tons of money and living a glamorous lifestyle. While some of that might be true, you may be surprised to know that anyone can achieve brighter, whiter, and straighter teeth. And you don’t even have to be a celebrity!
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Simply put, cosmetic dentistry is any dental work that aims to improve the appearance of your gums, teeth, and bite. Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t necessarily improve the function of your teeth, but many cosmetic procedures do. Cosmetic procedures range from simple teeth whitening to complex full-mouth restorations.
As the years go by, dentists, including dentists in Rexburg like us, continue to improve the cosmetic procedures in order to provide a more comprehensive and less expensive way to give you the perfect smile. So if you want to experience a transition like the picture below, consider giving us a call.
What Procedures Can Help You?
Every mouth is different, and the type of cosmetic procedure that can help you should be one that is tailor-fit to your needs. Let’s take a look at some of the different procedures you can use to improve your smile.
Teeth Whitening – Perhaps the most common cosmetic procedure is the process of whitening your teeth. This is a simple procedure that can be performed at home or in the office, depending on what kind of results you want to see. Take-home whitening kits can leave a lot to be desired, so we recommend coming in for a professional whitening service if you want to see the best results. There is a wide range of whitening procedures available today, so don’t be worried that whitening won’t work on you.
Composite Bonding – Sometimes, whitening just doesn’t do the trick, especially when it comes to damaged, decayed, or severely discolored teeth. In these cases, it’s best to consider composite bonding. This procedure involves drilling out the decay or damage, then filling it in with a composite material that matches the color of the tooth. This is a quick and inexpensive way to fix problem areas that aren’t affected by whitening.
Veneers – Dental veneers are used to correct several problems with the appearance of your teeth. With a veneer, we attach a ceramic cover to the surface of your tooth that looks exactly like a natural tooth. This helps cover crooked and cracked teeth.
Implants – Tooth loss can happen due to injury, disease, and decay, and it can lead to quite the embarrassing look for you. Fortunately, dental implants are permanent solutions for missing teeth. Implants consist of inserting a titanium rod into your jawbone, then attaching the replacement tooth to the titanium rod. They look and function exactly like real teeth, which makes them incredibly practical.
Full-mouth Reconstruction – In some cases, our patients have experienced a total loss of teeth or they have tried many other methods to correct serious issues with their oral health and appearance. In these situations, we recommend considering a full-mouth reconstruction. These typically involve surgery and serious corrective actions that combine many of the procedures described above.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?
We believe that cosmetic dentistry is right for every patient, in some way or another, but we want you to feel comfortable with the procedures that you want. Consider setting up an appointment with us to discuss possible options. We can walk you through each and every step of the way. Ultimately, cosmetic dentistry is for anyone who wants to feel comfortable and confident with their smiles.
Michael A. Larsen, DDS Sky Sessions, DDS 33 Winn Drive Suite 2 Rexburg, ID 83440