Dentistry is an ever-evolving field, and there are regularly new treatments and procedures that simplify, expedite, and improve the options in oral health care. Cosmetic dentistry is a special recipient where dental innovations are concerned, with plenty of choices for patients who want to pursue a smile makeover and the opportunity to create a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts for a lifetime. Here are just some of the reasons to give thanks for modern cosmetic dentistry.
1. You can straighten your teeth without braces.
Straight teeth without braces? Without years of brackets and wires? When you have options like porcelain veneers, you can get a straight smile in two visits to your Arlington cosmetic dentist. Customized in all ways to complement your appearance in size, shape, and shade, veneers conceal every aesthetic complaint you have, from crooked to gapped teeth. Plus, all those other pesky problems will disappear too, like chips and stains.
Modern porcelain veneers are incredibly thin, strong, and durable, and when crafted and bonded to your teeth by an experienced dentist, they will transform your appearance, so you look younger, happier, healthier, and even smarter.
2. You can get clear braces that no one will ever see.
If you want straight teeth but you’re not in the market for a smile makeover like porcelain veneers, Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic treatment that delivers that straight smile under the radar. The nearly invisible aligners are incredibly thin so they fit snugly against your teeth. They don’t interrupt your speech or your smile, but they’re doing the very hard work or realigning your teeth all the while.
The innovation of Invisalign has changed millions of live. Adults who once thought they’d missed the window to align their teeth now find themselves with a gorgeous, straight, pain-free smile. Teens who anticipated an adolescence of metal mouth are discreetly correcting their smile. Invisalign is small but mighty, and it’s a revolutionary addition to modern dentistry.
3. Your teeth can be whiter in just one hour.
Anyone can go to the pharmacy and peruse the oral health aisle, looking for the sure thing when it comes to teeth whitening products. Gels, strips, toothpastes – there are too many options to count, but they aren’t foolproof, nor do they always work. If these pricey tools do make a dent in your tooth stains, the results won’t last long, and there is no guarantee that the look will be even.
In-office teeth whitening can be complete in one hour and you will walk away with a smile that is multiple shades whiter. The whitening varnish is made with professional-grade bleaching materials for a smile transformation that is immediate and impactful.
4. You can replace missing teeth permanently.
Once upon a time, dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth. Now, dental implants are the durable alternative to dentures and they are permanent – they never need to be removed for cleaning or adjustment, they are simply part of your mouth and are brushed and flossed like all your other teeth. No more worrying about biting, chewing, or speaking. Dental implants replace the tooth root and crown for a complete dental restoration. That’s something to be thankful for!
Ready to take advantage of the cosmetic dentistry innovations available at your Arlington cosmetic dentist’s office? Contact Dr. Alana Macalik to talk about your customized smile makeover.