Improve Your Smile With These Three Cosmetic Treatments

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For patients with an otherwise healthy mouth, cosmetic dentistry is an option aimed at improving the appearance of a person’s teeth.

Traditionally, cosmetic dentistry works to ameliorate the quality of a patient’s smile, but there are also restorative benefits for those who need their teeth repaired or replaced.

Several of the common procedures that are used in cosmetic dentistry are simple and effective. Here are three common cosmetic treatments which can improve your smile.

Teeth Whitening

Considered one of the most popular ways to improve your oral appearance – due to its non-evasive and affordable nature – teeth whitening is a fantastic way to enhance your natural smile, as long as your oral health is in good standing.

If teeth become stained or discolored, it isn’t always due to bad oral health. Many foods, drinks and/or medications can easily stain teeth, especially with repeated use.

Your dentist can recommend a few different treatment options, such as:

  • In-house teeth bleaching treatment sessions
  • At-home teeth whitening kit
  • Over-the-counter teeth whitening products

Dental Implants

Losing a tooth can happen, but dental implants serve to replace that tooth with a natural-looking, oral-safe solution. Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace a missing tooth and can last the lifetime of the patient.

A dental implant consists of three components – an implant, an abutment, and a crown – and is surgically placed into your mouth by your dentist over a period of six months.

Dental implants are almost identical to a natural tooth’s structure, as the new titanium implant serves as a root and bonds to your jawbone naturally through a process called osseointegration.

Composite Bonding

Repairing damaged or decayed teeth is the job of composite bonding. Like fillings, your dentist drills out any tooth decay and then sculpts the tooth’s surface, enabling it to be filled with a new composite material that is similar in appearance to a tooth’s natural enamel color.

According to the ADA, “Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients with tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth and worn-down edges.”

Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Contact your dentist today at Swan Dental located out of Tucson, Arizona.

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