The better you care for your teeth, the longer they’re likely to last – which helps to reduce future costs of dental maintenance.
As with all health care costs, maintaining optimum oral hygiene and health can be expensive. On top of standard dental visits and cleanings, you may want additional procedures to protect, preserve, and straighten your teeth – and keep you looking and feeling attractive.
One interesting thing about cosmetic dentistry is that these “superficial” procedures actually have the added benefit of providing a little bit of extra protection for your teeth. And extra dental protection helps to lessen or prevent dental problems, which would be costly to fix later.
Let’s look at some of the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry options and what they can do for you.
Cosmetic dentistry can not only create a healthy, vibrant appearance, but it can also help to prevent oral diseases, infections, and deterioration. Whether you’re looking for a dramatic full-mouth makeover, subtle results, or something in between, your dentist can offer a unique cosmetic dentistry plan to fit your personal preferences, expectations, time restrictions, and budget.
The most popular cosmetic dental services that patients ask for are teeth whitening, braces, implants, surgical reconstruction, crowns, and veneers. At the office of Dr. Ernie Soto, we offer them all.
Zoom!® is a bleaching process that lightens the color of the teeth. This procedure takes about an hour and utilizes light-activated whitening gel.
This LED light aids in activating the active ingredient, hydrogen peroxide, and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. The hydrogen peroxide gets broken down, and oxygen enters the enamel and dentin.
This bleaches the tooth, lightening and brightening the colored substances – while the structure of the tooth is unchanged.
Over the long run, this can actually be less expensive than lots of trial-and-error of teeth-whitening products you can buy at the local drugstore. These over-the-counter products deliver only temporary results, and they do not have the prescription-strength formulas that can be offered at your dentist’s office for longer-term effect.
Braces aren’t just for pre-teens and teenagers anymore. Many adults are now looking to straighten and perfect their smiles for personal and professional reasons – which is, arguably, priceless.
Orthodontics are incredibly important in correcting tooth alignment, improving the function of the teeth, and creating a beautiful, healthy smile.
Missing teeth can cause problems for your dental and overall health, which can become costly to fix later. Not only does missing teeth making chewing difficult, but it can also cause other teeth to shift, loosen, and even fall out.
A permanent solution to missing teeth – which may seem costly in the beginning, but is cheaper in the long run – is getting a dental implant. There are tools and technology now available that can make a dental implant look completely natural.
Cosmetic dentistry is great for giving you a bright, beautiful smile. And to maintain excellent teeth and oral health, be sure to practice thorough, daily oral hygiene, and visit your dentist at least twice a year.
At the office of Dr. Ernie Soto, we’re here to help you achieve a healthy smile that you’ll be proud to show the world. We enjoy building relationships with our patients, answering all of their questions about dental issues, and keeping them comfortable as we take care of their overall oral health.
For all of your family and cosmetic dentistry needs, call Dr. Ernie Soto’s office today at (954) 368-6264, or fill out our quick online appointment request form. We look forward to helping you maintain a dazzling smile for a lifetime!