As an adult, avoiding dental problems can be quite a challenge. Maintaining a good home care routine may no longer be enough to keep your dental health at par. You have to schedule regular dental checkups and professional cleaning with your dentist. But if you want to take your dental care to a different level, there are various cosmetic dentistry options that you can choose from including:
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry are dental treatments that improve the appearance of your teeth, gums and bite. These are usually elective, rather than essential. However, most of the treatments provide restorative benefits that dentists all over the world highly recommend for adults. As you get old, you become prone to dental conditions such as gum disease, oral cancer, tooth decay and more. Proper dental care becomes crucial.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures primarily focus on improving dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment, smile and overall mouth appearance. The most common treatments, such as teeth whitening and braces, are simple. But complex cosmetic dentistry often requires specialized care and high maintenance.
The average adult has braces for 18 months to 3 years, depending on the case. It usually costs around $5,000 to $6,000. People who aren’t comfortable with having a ‘metal smile’ can opt for ceramic braces – the brackets are the color of your teeth which make them almost invisible to the naked eye.
Bridges & Crowns
Bridges and crowns are cemented onto your existing teeth or implants. They are fixed prosthetic devices that are used to cover a damaged tooth or implant. They help strengthen your teeth and improve the appearance, shape and alignment too. Bridges and crowns also help prevent your teeth from shifting which often result to a ‘bad bite’.
It is one of the most basic cosmetic dentistry treatment. It is also referred to as teeth bleaching and it is performed to treat the effects of tartar, plaque and other dental debris. It is used to clean the surface of the tooth and restore its natural appearance.
Dental implants are commonly used to replace missing teeth. Your dentist will insert a small titanium screw into your jaw where you are missing a tooth – this will act as a support for the crown. Implants are usually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. You just have to observe strict oral hygiene to ensure that plaque and debris from food will not damage it.
Veneers are individually made to resemble a patient’s natural teeth. They look very realistic and have proven to be the best solution for numerous cosmetic dental problems. Dentists use them to fix crooked, cracked and/or stained teeth. Veneers also act as a quick fix for damaged enamel or obvious gaps between the teeth.
If you’re thinking about getting any of the cosmetic dentistry options mentioned above, please make sure to find a dentist that you can trust. Do your research and talk with your family and friends who may refer you to a reliable dental professional.More