5 Best Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Posted by Ernie Soto Dec 07, 2022

In cosmetic dentistry, the focus is on the appearance of your teeth and smile. The procedures that fall under this category include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, tooth-colored fillings, cosmetic bonding, and orthodontics, such as Invisalign invisible braces. These procedures can improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, worn, broken, chipped, misaligned, or gapped teeth. At Dr. Ernie Soto, each process can be customized to meet the needs of patients based on their cosmetic goals. 

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Teeth Whitening

Dental whitening is a standard cosmetic dentistry treatment that instantly brightens and lightens your smile, making you look years younger. Your teeth can become discolored from various sources, including smoking, diet, age, certain medications, genetics, and even coffee and tea. By brightening your teeth, you will not only look younger and more attractive, but you will also feel much more confident in your smile.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent, permanent way to replace missing teeth and improve your smile’s appearance. In addition to restoring your smile, dental implants can prevent further tooth loss and help your jawbone stay healthy and strong. Implants are the only restorative treatment that stimulates bone growth and helps to preserve facial structure.

Porcelain Veneers

Your dentist may recommend custom-made porcelain veneers if your teeth' shape, color, or size affect your self-confidence and you want to cover them up. They are thin shells of enamel bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth and are extremely strong and durable. They give you a new smile and prevent further damage to your original teeth.

Dental Bonding

This cosmetic dental treatment involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to the surface of your tooth to improve its appearance. The resin material is hardened with a special light and then polished for a natural finish.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are an excellent option for restoring your smile and oral health if you're missing a tooth. A crown fits over your natural tooth like a cap to protect and strengthen your tooth structure. When a crown is cemented, it will look, feel, and function like a natural tooth so you can smile confidently. 

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

One of the most common reasons patients seek cosmetic dentistry is to address the appearance of discolored teeth. Teeth become discolored for various reasons, such as drinking dark beverages like coffee, wine, or tea; smoking; taking certain medications, or simply getting older. Discoloration can also be caused by trauma to the tooth. However, no matter the cause, patients can achieve a whiter smile with a professional whitening treatment. 

Another common reason patients seek out cosmetic dentistry is to repair damaged teeth. If a patient loses a tooth due to injury or accident, dental implants can be used to replace them. Dental implants are small titanium posts that take the place of the tooth’s root and are surgically inserted into the jawbone for maximum stability and strength. 

You will no longer have to hide your smile or spend countless dollars on over-the-counter products that do not produce results. Visit Dr. Ernie Soto at 10187 Cleary Blvd. Suite 103, Plantation 33324 or call (954) 368-626.

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