5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Services

5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Gaining confidence in your smile is possible.

A winning, confident smile can light up a room, helping you appear friendlier, more trustworthy, and even more competent. Modern cosmetic dentistry has made it possible for anyone to gain the smile of their dreams. It uses a wide range of advanced technology and proven techniques to help you gain a confident, beautiful smile you’ll genuinely love. Thanks to this technology, revitalizing your smile is more affordable, painless, and simple than ever before, making Dallas cosmetic dentistry accessible to more people in the process. Here are 5 popular cosmetic services that can help you gain a smile you’ll love.

1. Whitening

Even if you love everything else about your smile, you may dream of seeing it in a brighter shade. You’re not alone. Factors like diet, smoking, and aging can cause anyone’s teeth to become stained over time. Professional whitening treatments work better than over-the-counter whitening strips or at-home remedies, safely removing stains to whiten your teeth by multiple shades. You can customize your treatment to get your teeth to your desired shade, ensuring a naturally brighter smile. In-office whitening treatments take just an hour, but you can also whiten your teeth at home using customized trays that you wear every day. Dr. Alhadef will tell you how long you should wear the trays each day and how long the treatment will take to achieve the full effects. While whitening your smile may sound like a small difference, it can help you appear younger and give you the confidence to smile wider and more often, helping you seem friendlier.

2. Invisalign

Even if you’ve always wanted to, you may find yourself hesitant to commit to braces. After all, they stand out on your teeth and are often associated with teenagers, so many professionals are concerned that they will impact how seriously they’re taken at work. If this sounds familiar, Invisalign may be a good alternative for you. Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. Each set of aligners gently encourages your teeth to move into the right position, much like the wires and brackets on braces do. The clear aligners live up to their name because they’re just as effective as braces but are discreet enough to go unnoticed on your teeth.

Invisalign can resolve almost every issue braces can, including misaligned bites, crooked teeth, overcrowding, or gaps between teeth. There are a few extreme cases that are better treated with traditional braces, but many people are a great fit for Invisalign. Straightening your teeth can also prevent or alleviate symptoms of a misaligned bite like jaw pain and frequent headaches. Invisalign aligners have a range of other benefits over braces, including comfort, the convenience of being able to take them out to eat whatever you’d like or brush and floss your teeth thoroughly, and the fact that they cost about the same as traditional braces. You will need to wear your aligners for 22 hours every day to straighten your teeth on schedule, however, and the aligners require regular, gentle cleanings paired with good oral hygiene to stay clear.

3. Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a tooth-colored resin that can be used to quickly and easily cover up a wide range of cosmetic dental issues. It can be used to cover permanently stained or discolored teeth, close gaps between teeth, or repair cracked, chipped, or worn teeth. With a little skill and creativity, Dr. Alhadef can even the shape of slightly asymmetric or misshapen teeth. The tooth-colored resin can be matched to the color of your natural teeth, ensuring that it blends in so well that no one will know it’s there, even if it’s placed on your front teeth. In most cases, dental bonding only takes about 30 minutes to apply and lasts between five and 10 years before it needs to be reapplied. Despite all of this, the treatment is incredibly cost-effective, making it accessible to a wide range of people.

4. Veneers

If you’re looking for a long-lasting way to resolve gaps between your teeth or teeth that have been chipped, cracked, discolored, permanently stained, slightly crooked, or misshapen, veneers are a great option. They’re thin shells made from durable porcelain that are permanently secured to the front of your natural teeth to change their shape, shade, or size. Dental veneers are an incredibly versatile treatment because they’re so customizable. You can choose to get a single veneer, a full set, or something in between.

Dr. Alhadef will use a combination of his dental expertise and artistry to create veneers that perfectly blend in with your natural smile, completely revitalizing your oral vibrancy. He’ll work with you to get input about how you’d like your veneers to look, which will help ensure you’ll love the results. Your new smile will look so natural, no one will even realize you have veneers unless you tell them! Dental veneers are also durable and stain-resistant, so they can last around 15 years with a consistent, oral hygiene routine. It’s important to realize before you commit that veneers are permanent, so any teeth that are fitted with them will always need veneers.

5. Crowns

Dental crowns are often used to restore the appearance and function of teeth that have suffered extensive damage from an injury or severe decay. They can also be used to restore the appearance of teeth that are misshapen, crooked, or worn down. Dental crowns are secured over your natural tooth, giving it a new appearance and protecting it from future decay. Like many other cosmetic dentistry treatments, they’re custom-made to match the shade, shape, and size you prefer. You can restore the appearance of a damaged tooth or transform the appearance of a misshapen tooth. They look so natural, you can even get a front tooth crown without anyone realizing that it’s not your natural tooth.

In most cases, dental crowns take several weeks to receive because they need to be milled in an outside lab, but Dr. Alhadef can sometimes design, mill, and place your crown right in our office in a single appointment using CEREC’s same day crown system. Your natural tooth does need to be shaved down to accommodate a dental crown, so the procedure is permanent. Dental crowns are durable, however, and generally last between five and 15 years, though it has the potential to last longer if you take great care of it with a thorough oral hygiene routine.

Show off your smile with confidence!

Gaining a smile you truly love isn’t vain or unaffordable. It’s natural to want to feel good about yourself, and new technology has made cosmetic dentistry in Dallas more budget-friendly than ever. If you’re interested in learning more about cosmetic dentistry and want to find the best dentist in Dallas to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, call Dallas Cosmetic Dental at any time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alhadef.