As you usher in 2023, you might have dreams of transforming your smile from ho-hum to dazzling this year. It is possible, thanks to exciting treatments that correct diverse problems and hide all kinds of flaws.
Dentistry is no longer only about routine checkups and emergency procedures. Cosmetic dentistry has progressed by leaps and bounds, and now, your dentist is able to offer you a multitude of procedures that transform your smile into a work of art you’ll be so proud to show off!
The caring Expressions in Dentistry team delivers dental care that’s backed by years of learning, strengthened by great expertise, and centered around you as their patient. Because each treatment plan that we create is so highly customized, your specific dental needs and goals are taken into account as we strive to meet the goals you have for your smile.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is dental treatment that’s centered on improving the appearance of your smile in several ways. Cosmetic dental procedures can correct:
- Symmetry issues
- Cracks in teeth
- Smile gaps
Whitening procedures can even make teeth multiple shades whiter
Every patient who comes to us wanting to make their smile more beautiful by eliminating flaws like these needs a different treatment prescription. One person may only require a whitening treatment, while another might need whitening along with a solution like a crown to get rid of a gap between two teeth.
So, it’s perfectly advisable to get multiple cosmetic dental treatments, depending on your needs and the conversation you have with your dentist. They help you prioritize the order of treatments you will receive if you need more than one, explain what the procedures entail, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
What cosmetic dentistry options are available and what problems do they solve?
Fortunately, many effective cosmetic dental treatment options are available, including:
1. Whitening treatment in our office
We embraced the highly respected KӧR whitening platform for our patients because of its ease for the patient and its outstanding, natural-looking results. You receive the comfortable, safe treatment right here at the Expressions in Dentistry office, and we have no doubt that you’ll be blown away by your results!
These wafer-thin coverings are permanently bonded to the fronts of your teeth by your dentist. They cover a multitude of sins, from cracks and chips to stains. They’re versatile too since they can also be used to give a consistent look to the size of your teeth and even conceal gaps between your teeth.
3. Fillings matched to your teeth
It’s pretty amazing, but we can match porcelain fillings that treat your cavity to your exact tooth shade, so no unsightly silver filling ruins the appearance of your smile.
4. Porcelain crowns
A crown covers the edge of your tooth and extends to your gumline, allowing flaws to be hidden. Also known as a cap, these prosthetics are both realistic-looking and color-matched to your natural teeth.
We also want to mention treatments that we often think of as corrective, but can also be considered to have cosmetic benefits. One example is InvisalignⓇ, a tooth straightening system that features clear plastic trays you wear, eliminating the “metal mouth” look of braces.
We also provide dental implants, where a small titanium implant that acts as your tooth’s root is placed in your gum during a minor surgical procedure. Then your dentist places a device known as an abutment on top of the implant, which connects your implant to your artificial tooth.
This is a true dental treatment that replaces a lost tooth or teeth, but it has a cosmetic component to it too, because it makes your smile complete and more beautiful.
Make your New Year’s resolution perfecting your smile — you don’t need to go another day feeling self-conscious about it. We’re here to help! Call us at 916-235-6610 to schedule a consultation to discuss your smile beautification goals, or book one online.
Don’t forget to ask about our in-office dental plan that offers patients valuable, budget-friendly coverage and financing options for checkups, cleanings, and treatments.