Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Smile

Posted by Ernie Soto Nov 06, 2020

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It can be difficult to be confident with your smile when you’ve got missing, stained, or damaged teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry dedicated to improving the appearance of your smile. No matter your condition, there are different types of cosmetic dentistry options available. There’s something for everyone!

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Options

  • Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin, high-grade porcelain shells that are affixed to the front of your teeth. They are custom-made to fit your teeth, and once attached, are usually permanent. They hide imperfections, such as damage or stains, while the porcelain itself is resistant to further staining or chipping. With dental veneers and proper oral care, you won’t have to worry about losing your beautiful smile. Talk to your dentist to find out if this treatment is right for you.

  • Dental Bonding

Dental bonding applies a composite resin to your teeth to help them resist chipping and cracking, thus improving your smile. The resin creates a hard shell around your tooth that simulates the appearance of healthy teeth. Dental bonding is generally more affordable compared to veneers.

  • Dental Implants

Getting dental implants means undergoing a surgical procedure in which missing teeth are replaced by false teeth indistinguishable from natural ones. Implants are more expensive than dentures but generally last longer and require less maintenance. You even maintain them like natural teeth. Dental implants also help restore your bite and support the structure of your face. However, dental implants are not for everyone. You should consult your dentist to determine if you should get implants.

  • Gum Contouring Surgery

Your gums are just as much a part of your smile as your teeth. If you feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your gums, contouring or reshaping may be for you. This cosmetic dentistry option may involve laser treatment or a minor surgical procedure to either reduce or extend the contour of your gum line.

  • Teeth Reshaping

Tooth reshaping is also available to change the shape or length of your teeth according to your preference, as long as it’s approved by your dentist. It involves using a drill or laser to sculpt your teeth and possibly resin bonding to give you a perfect smile.

  • Braces and Realignment

Your dentist may recommend getting braces to correct the misalignment, crowding, or mispositioning of teeth. Realignment is often recommended for children or young adults. There are different types of braces available, depending on your specific needs. For example, there are traditional braces made out of metal and lingual braces positioned at the back of the teeth.

There’s also Invisalign, which performs the same functions that braces do while also being practically invisible. With Invisalign, you can smile without worrying about braces!

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

As always, good oral hygiene is crucial to maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile. We recommend you do the following:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice daily with a proper toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Use floss or mouthwash to remove food particles that toothbrushing cannot reach
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months
  • Refrain from or limit your intake of any food and drinks that can damage or stain teeth, such as candies and coffee
  • Most importantly, regularly visit your dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry in Plantation, FL

Everyone deserves a beautiful smile. No matter what oral health issue you have, there’s always a treatment option perfect for you. Should you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry or our services, visit Dr. Ernie Soto’s dental office in Plantation, Florida.

You can also call us at (954) 368-6264, or request an appointment online. We hope to serve you with the best of our abilities, so you can rock your smile with confidence!


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