Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term for various procedures that improve your smile's appearance. At Drs. Davila & Velazquez, P.A., some of the common cosmetic dentistry treatments we provide include teeth whitening, veneers, and dental implants. Some of these treatments are purely cosmetic, while others can also improve the function and health of your smile. For example, if you have crooked teeth, you may also experience problems with your bite or with chewing. As a result, you may experience jaw pain or a decreased ability to chew your food correctly. Our cosmetic dentist may suggest Invisalign treatment to straighten your teeth and improve your bite’s function.
Some Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures because it can significantly improve how your teeth look. This procedure involves applying a bleaching gel to your teeth and using a special light to activate the gel’s whitening ingredients.
Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic that bond to the front surfaces of the teeth. They hide chips, stains, and other imperfections, making them an ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. They can also close gaps between the teeth and correct misalignment. Unlike crowns or caps placed over the entire tooth, a veneer is a less invasive treatment that covers only the front and top of a tooth. The result is a natural-looking smile with beautifully aligned and shaped teeth!
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses a plastic composite resin to cover minor imperfections in the tooth's surface, including chips or discoloration. The dentist applies the resin and sculpts it into the proper shape before it hardens to a natural-looking finish.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
One of the most apparent benefits of cosmetic dentistry is improved appearance. By enhancing your smile, you boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. This increased confidence often positively affects many aspects of your life. For example, you may smile more, be more comfortable in social situations, and even feel less self-conscious about your teeth when you talk or meet someone new. These benefits become even more significant when you receive cosmetic treatment as an adult. With years of wear and tear on your mouth, your self-image is likely already affected. Other effects include more efficient chewing and better digestion. Lastly, many cosmetic dentistry procedures prevent future dental issues by improving oral health.
Cosmetic dentistry can reverse some of the physical side effects of aging, giving you back your youthful charisma and charm. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, visit Drs. Davila & Velazquez, P.A. at 120 Oakmont Dr, Greenville, NC 27858 or call (252) 756-7789.