Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures and Options
If over time your teeth have become stained, discolored, broken, misaligned, worn, chipped, deformed, or if there is an inappropriate space between them, Cosmetic Dentistry can help you improve their appearance.
A change in the image of your teeth can improve the appearance of your smile and increase your self-esteem through one or more procedures that are currently performed. Aesthetic Dentists work to develop a treatment plan depending on the type of need the patient presents.
Cosmetic Dental Procedures
There are different types of procedures that help improve dental aesthetics, and these are known as cosmetic dental procedures.
Among the most sought after by clients who attend a dental office we mention
Cosmetic teeth whitening
This is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures with the objective of quickly and easily
achieving a better smile. This procedure can lighten and whiten teeth from discoloration and/or
Teeth whitening lasts up to a year if you have healthy lifestyle habits and brush your teeth
correctly and frequently. Through laser whitening, a special whitening gel is used which, in
cooperation with a blue LED light, can whiten teeth up to 8 shades in less than 60 minutes.
If your problem is to be found in the presence of empty spaces, whether they are caused by
chipped, crooked teeth or by too much space between one tooth and the other, the dentist can
provide for the use of a resin that has the same color of the teeth, being careful to maintain the
same proportion and shape. Through this cosmetic dentistry procedure, it is possible to fill small
gaps and diffuse imperfections, regaining greater homogeneity in the smile.
It is ideal for those people who just need a little more shine and is one of the most affordable
options. This procedure can be performed in the office or at home, but it is most advisable that it
is done by the Dentist.
A very interesting and increasingly requested solution by our patients is the use of porcelain
veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the outer surface of the teeth. The tooth
enamel is gently filed away and then an impression is taken. In this way, you can solve not only
the problems related to empty spaces between teeth or those caused by missing parts, but you can
improve the teeth from an aesthetic point of view, improving their appearance and also solving
other types of imperfections, such as those concerning the shape of the teeth.
The porcelain veneers currently available in the dental field have a natural appearance, thanks to
advances this technology has developed in recent years. The veneers, if properly cared for, can
last up to 15 years: this solution is among the most sought after in the field of cosmetic dentistry
because it allows you to restore a white and luminous smile, reshaping its shape and color.
Porcelain veneers are also able to guarantee a functional and healthy effect for your mouth: by
applying them on cracked, broken, or weak teeth, the crowns that support the veneers make the
teeth stronger and more solid.
Cosmetic Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a "cap" in the shape of a tooth that is placed over a tooth to cover and restore
its shape and size, strength and improve its appearance. A dental crown may be necessary for the
• protecting a weak tooth from breaking or holding parts of a cracked tooth;
• covering deformed or severely discolored teeth;
• restoring an already broken tooth or one that has been severely worn out;
• holding a dental bridge in place;
• cover a dental implant;
• make a cosmetic modification.
What types of crowns are there?
Permanent crowns can be made of metal, porcelain, cast porcelain, zirconia, etc.
Metal crowns rarely chip or break, last longer in terms of wear, and require only a small amount
of tooth removal. They can also withstand biting and chewing forces. Metal color is the main
disadvantage. They are a good choice for molars out of sight.
This is the most popular type of crown used today. Made entirely of porcelain, which brings
some advantages: they provide the best and most natural appearance, besides matching the
surrounding teeth in shape, size, and color. This is the best option for front restorations, as they
are biocompatible, i.e. no metal is used and they are toxic-free.
Porcelain fused to metal crowns
Porcelain fused to metal crowns is another widely used type, as it provides both strength (due to
its metallic structure) and aesthetics (due to the porcelain coating that covers the lid). The main
advantages of these crowns are that they provide great aesthetics, durability, and are cheaper than
all other porcelain.
Zirconium is a relatively new material that combines the strength of metal with the aesthetics of
porcelain crowns. The main advantages of this type are that they provide great aesthetics, are
strong and long-lasting.
Dental implants are a type of metal framework that is surgically placed in the bone of the jaw or
upper jaw inside the gums. After they are properly positioned, the Dentist can place replacement
teeth on them.
When they fuse to the bone they provide stable support for the artificial teeth. Dentures and
bridges mounted on implants do not slide or shift in your mouth which is a benefit to the patient.
Adults are looking to get the smile they've always wanted, and this dental braces technique is
These types of braces are a great option, especially for privacy.
This dental procedure can correct misalignment that causes pain and improve the bite, benefits
that make this procedure worth the investment.
Why choose cosmetic dentistry?
Most patients suffer heavily from the psychological consequences of a smile and a mouth that
have obvious visual defects: it is very subjective, but all this can lead to a loss of self-esteem
Cosmetic dentistry can help patients regain some of their lost self-esteem and confidence,
allowing for greater confidence with their body and mouth. Many patients, over time, stop
smiling, for fear of showing defects and imperfections. Smiling is good, so returning to smiling
without thoughts is a real panacea for the health of the mind and body.
Never underestimate the beauty of a healthy white smile: smiling is good for your mood and
increases self-esteem. If you feel that you are not comfortable with your mouth and your smile,
now you know that cosmetic dentistry exists and that this, through different procedures and
treatments, can be able to give you the smile you have always dreamed of.