The 5 Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Cosmetic dentistry

If you’re looking for a way to put your best face forward, improvements to your smile are an excellent place to start. Beautifully shaped, straight, white teeth contribute to your comfort and confidence. Any procedure that improves the look of your smile is considered cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses several services that can repair, improve, or conceal visual imperfections in your smile. Continue reading to learn more about the 5 most popular cosmetic dental treatments and how they can help you feel and look your best.

1. Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular, safe, and effective cosmetic dental treatment. You have two options for whitening your teeth. 

In a short office visit, your dental expert applies a whitening solution that can brighten your teeth in about an hour. You can also choose to have custom take-home trays made so you can apply the solution at home.

2. Porcelain Veneers

You might consider porcelain veneers if you have noticeable cracks, staining, chips, spaces between your teeth, or misaligned or oddly shaped teeth. For this cosmetic dental treatment, your dentist conceals these slight imperfections with a thin shell placed on top of the teeth.

3. Crowns

High-quality, porcelain crowns are an aesthetically pleasing treatment for weak or damaged teeth. Crowns are permanently bonded to your teeth as a fixed prosthetic restoration. 

A crown can be designed to resemble natural teeth and enhance their shape, color, or position. As a result, they improve both the health and appearance of your teeth.

4. Tooth Replacement

A missing tooth may cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile. You may even find that eating and speaking clearly become more difficult. A dental implant, along with complete restorative work, can replace your missing tooth. This natural-looking prosthetic helps you regain your beautiful smile.

5. Gingival Recontouring 

Many popular cosmetic dental treatments address the teeth. Gingival recontouring, however, is a procedure for changing the look of your gum line. 

If you feel that your gums are too high or too low, your dentist can change the appearance of your gum tissue during an in-office procedure that lasts an hour or two.

Don’t Wait to Learn More About Cosmetic Dental Treatments.

If you are considering one or more of these popular cosmetic dental treatments, the team at Howl Dental would be happy to discuss your needs. Contact our office for more information and to schedule an appointment.