7 Common Cosmetic Procedures and Their Benefits

7 Common Cosmetic Procedures and Their Benefits

March 1, 2023

Do you wish you could get a brighter, well-aligned, healthier, and more beautiful dazzling smile? Cosmetic dentistry in Danbury, CT, can give just that. Cosmetic dental care focuses on improving your teeth’ flaws like chips, gaps, stains, misshapen, and misalignments to give the best smile.

When you visit our dental office in Danbury, our cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to look for signs of oral health and cosmetic problems. Then, the dentist will review your cosmetic goals and needs and establish a personalized treatment plan to transform your smile.

Some of the treatments can offer both cosmetic and restorative benefits. If you have health issues like decay and gum infections, they must be treated first before cosmetic treatments. Read on to learn more about cosmetic dental treatments and their benefits.

Common Cosmetic Treatments and their Benefits

  • Teeth Whitening and Bleaching

    Teeth bleaching or whitening is one of the most common and quickest cosmetic treatments. Over time, your teeth can get dull or discolored, mainly due to the high consumption of pigmented foods and drinks like coffee, tea, soda, berries, and sauces. Teeth stains can also result from dental trauma and certain medications.

    Teeth whitening can be done at home or in your dentist’s office. It can lighten your teeth up to 7 shades lighter for a brighter, youthful, and dazzling smile. Teeth whitening improves your smile and boosts self-confidence. In-office teeth whitening can give results in less than 2 hours, while at-home treatments can take several weeks.

  • Dental bonding

    Dental bonding is an excellent procedure for correcting minor dental flaws like stains, misalignments, chips, improper gaps, and misshapen. The procedure entails applying a teeth-colored material to a tooth and then reshaping it to fit the desired tooth’s size, shape, and color.

    Teeth bonding gives you a brighter and more natural smile which can be a massive confidence booster. The entire procedure is quick, painless, and relatively affordable.

  • Dental veneers

    Teeth veneers are thin custom-made shells or coatings placed on the front of your teeth. They are perfect for hiding teeth stains, covering stains, closing improper teeth gaps, and improving the shape of misshapen or uneven teeth.

    Placing dental veneers often requires two dental appointments. The dentist will shave or trim a minor part of the tooth’s enamel to allow the veneer to fit perfectly without looking unnatural. Then, a custom-made composite or porcelain veneer is placed on the tooth to improve its shape, size, and color.

  • Dental implants

    You can consider dental implants if you’ve lost teeth from tooth decay, trauma, natural aging, or gum disease. The implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace the missing teeth roots. Then, a dental crown is placed over the implant to act as the artificial tooth.

    Dental implants close gaps left by missing teeth, giving a healthier, brighter, functional, and youthful smile. Dental implants also preserve the jawbone that supports your facial muscles, preventing facial sagging, lip thinning, wrinkles, or premature aging.

  • Dental bridges

    If you’re missing several adjacent teeth, a dental bridge is an excellent option to replace the teeth. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth anchored to your natural teeth with dental crowns or frameworks of metal or porcelain. A dental implant can also support bridges.

    A bridge closes the teeth gaps and gives you a complete set of brighter, more natural, and more functional smiles. With proper dental hygiene and care, a bridge can last for 10 to 20 years.

  • Dental Crowns

    If your tooth has sustained significant damage like chips, decay, trauma, or breaks, your dentist can place a fixed dental crown on your tooth to improve the strength, size, shape, and color of your tooth. It gives you a stronger, brighter, and healthier smile.

  • Gum contouring

    It’s a cosmetic dental surgery that involves reshaping, restoring, or removing excess gum tissue for a more symmetrical, straighter, healthier, and more esthetically appealing smile.

General benefits of cosmetic dentistry

Below are the key benefits of cosmetic dental care:

  • Improves your smile and self-confidence
  • Improves your social life and overall quality of life
  • Improves your oral function and health
  • Offers natural and long-term results
  • Most treatments are quick and cost-effective

Schedule an appointment today

Do you have dental flaws that make you feel self-conscious or embarrassed to smile? Cosmetic dental procedures can transform your smile. Contact Danbury Smiles – George Landress, DDS, MAGD, to begin your treatment today.

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