Cosmetic dentistry is a unique and innovative type of dentistry that is intended to produce a positive change in a patient’s teeth and smile. Cosmetic dental treatments go beyond just aesthetic appeal but also help to maintain a patient’s health, function and overall dental wellbeing. Cosmetic procedures can vary widely from patient to patient and from dental care provider to dental care provider. Boosting an individual’s self-esteem and self-confidence is one of the major benefits of considering a cosmetic dental procedure.
Different than general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving outward visual appearance. For example, whitening treatments are an excellent example of modern cosmetic dental procedure. Whitening can be accomplished through the use of bleaching or laser treatments and are specifically intended to lighten teeth. In some cases teeth can be whitened up to 16 shades producing dramatic results for the patient. In addition, orthodontics or the straightening teeth is also considered a type of cosmetic dental treatment. In many cases braces or Invisalign can be used to correct the misalignment of teeth.
Equally impressive is when veneers or thin porcelain shells are used to create a more attractive smile. Veneers are simply bonded directly to the front of the tooth so as to correct stains, discoloration or damage. Also worth noting is that implants can be used to replace teeth entirely and are another effective form of aesthetic dentistry. This combined with crowns and bridges can all work in concert to dramatically change how one is perceived by the world. With so much to offer it is clear to see why aesthetic dentistry has become such an important part of overall dental care. Contact your Pinole Dentists, Azadeh Hosseini, DDS and Ghazal Hosseini, DDS at Top Pinole Dental today to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and all that it makes possible.