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The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

You only have one set of adult teeth, and they need to last until you are 80, 90, or beyond. The actions you take towards your teeth today will either benefit you or harm you in the future. Of course, good dental care starts with seeing a dentist regularly. You should go in for cleanings and checkups, and any other time you think something might be amiss with your teeth. Education is important when it comes to any aspect of your health, so start reading the articles on this website to educate yourself about dentists and dental care. We promise that when you're 80 and you still have your teeth, you won't regret the time spent.


The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

3 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Options To Change Your Smile For The Better

Sofia Curtis

Most people desire a white, healthy smile in order to feel confident. Taking care of your oral health with regular brushing and flossing is only one step you need to take in order to get the smile of your dreams. If you are dealing with stubborn dental issues that are standing in the way of your desired smile, you can try cosmetic dentistry treatments. Here are three cosmetic dentistry treatments that can change your smile for the better.

Tooth whitening

Your teeth may become discolored over time for a variety of reasons. Tobacco use, eating and drinking highly pigmented foods and beverages, and taking certain medications can stain your teeth. You may not be as confident in your smile if you have discolored teeth. Regular dental care including cleanings, exams, and a good oral hygiene routine can help combat staining; however, a tooth whitening treatment is most likely to give you the effect that you are looking for. Tooth whitening may require several visits in order to gradually get your teeth to the white gleam that you desire. Cosmetic tooth whitening is safe and non-invasive.

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers address a number of dental concerns, such as gaps between teeth, misshapen or cracked teeth, and discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers are made of a durable resin that is customized to the desired tooth shape. The dentist shapes your natural teeth, then places the veneers on them. The dentist first gives you temporary veneers, then places your permanent veneers at your second visit. With proper care, veneers can last 15 years or more. Caring for them is as simple as brushing and flossing your other natural teeth. Veneers are a good choice if there is only one section of your smile that needs help.

Dental implants

Dental implants replace your natural teeth. They are surgically implanted into your jaw. This procedure is a great option if you suffer from a variety of dental issues, are missing teeth, do not care for dentures, or have oral issues that impede your speech. On top of transforming your smile with uniform, white teeth, this procedure also helps to fight against bone loss in the jaw. Bone cells in your jaw are stimulated to grow when you put mechanical pressure on them when chewing or talking. If you suffer from tooth loss, you may also suffer from bone loss as well. The dental implants interface with your jaw bone in order to continue stimulating bone cell growth.  

Reach out to a cosmetic dental services provider for more information.