Cosmetic dentistry envelops dentistry procedures to improve the appearance of your teeth and your smile. While your dentist is always interested in the health of your teeth, in cosmetic dentistry, we are also concerned with improving their appearance while maintaining or improving their health as well.
Having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances one’s appearance and allows one to smile with confidence. It can also help to make a positive first impression. Through the techniques of modern cosmetic dental treatment, teeth can be restored to give a brighter and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Your smile is a great social asset for you. Being unsure about how your teeth look can lead to a lack of self-confidence that keeps you from reaching your full potential at the workplace and even in your personal life. Improving the appearance of your smile can do wonders for your confidence.
Even a simple cosmetic procedure like teeth whitening can brighten up the appearance of your teeth by removing unpleasant stains and lightening them by several shades. Dental problems like gaps between teeth, misshapen or crowded teeth, etc., can be corrected with the help of braces, dental crowns, or veneers, transforming your smile and overall appearance.
A good set of teeth and properly done cosmetic dental procedures may also make you look younger and healthier.
When we think of “cosmetic dentistry,” we think of beautiful teeth and a pleasing smile. But your dentist can also correct any dental problems you may have while giving you the smile of your dreams.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures are used to correct tooth positioning in the mouth, which in turn, corrects dental issues like overcrowding of teeth, bite problems, etc. Your dentist also restores any cavities you may have, repair and reinforce broken, chipped, or weak teeth, and even performs gum reshaping surgeries if required.
Additionally, improvement in the shape and position of your teeth doesn’t just affect their appearance but also makes them easier to clean. This is essential for preventing any future dental problems and amplifying your smile.
With stronger and healthier teeth, you don’t just get to look good but also get to enjoy your favorite foods that you may have previously avoided.
Dental appointments are usually not something one looks forward to. But don’t worry; most cosmetic dental procedures are painless treatments with a quick recovery period. After your appointment, you can simply go about your daily routine.
Procedures like teeth whitening and dental veneers require little to no tooth preparation. In return, you receive a perfect Hollywood smile that can last for years with the right care.
A lot of cosmetic dentistry procedures can prove to be a pretty big financial investment for most people. However, taking care of dental issues at the very early stages can prevent them from worsening and save you a lot of money in the long run.
Recent developments and improvements in dental technology have also decreased dental costs and made it more accessible to people from all financial backgrounds.
Teeth whitening involves bleaching and stain removal procedures. The treatment removes external and internal stains that have accumulated over a long period.
Your dentist may advise in-office bleaching procedures or give you bleaching trays for at-home bleaching. Your teeth and gums must be in good health before you are considered a good candidate for in-office teeth whitening procedures.
While you can also try a whitening toothpaste, mouth rinses, and over-the-counter strips and trays available in stores, none compares to in-office whitening results.
Dental composite is a tooth-colored resin material that fixes decayed or damaged teeth. The material is placed onto the tooth surface, molded into shape, and set with a high-intensity light like UV or LED.
Dental composites are the least expensive method to repair broken or chipped teeth, close small gaps, or make small alterations in the shape of the tooth.
Veneers are custom-made caps that cover the front surface of teeth. Usually made of porcelain or resin composite, veneers can be used to completely alter the shape, color, or size of a tooth.
They are mostly used only on the front teeth and can last for up to 20 years. Compared to full crowns, veneers are a more conservative approach to changing the appearance of a tooth.
Tooth loss may occur due to gum disease, tooth decay, or injury to oral structures. Dental implants serve as the most efficient means to restore a missing tooth and can last for a lifetime if done properly.
Dental crowns cover the tooth completely and are usually given to improve the structural integrity of a decayed or damaged tooth.
Also known as caps, dental crowns can be made from several materials. However, the most aesthetically pleasing ones are usually made out of acrylic or porcelain. Dental crowns are also commonly given after a root canal treatment.
We offer all the dental procedures mentioned above at Le Sueur Family Dental and look forward to your smile makeover, taking you one step closer to the smile you have always dreamed of.
Our comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services are tailored for every member of your family. Our highly skilled dentists can provide exceptional dental restoration, root canals, and cosmetic dental procedures. To schedule an appointment, please contact Le Sueur Family Dental at (507) 665-6812 or visit our office at 219 South 2nd Street, Le Sueur, MN, 56058.
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