The advancement of cosmetic dental technology has made cosmetic dental procedures more affordable and capable of fixing more dental imperfections. Cosmetic dental procedures can be done in as little as 30 minutes and are significantly less invasive and painful as in the past.
Optional dental procedures that were only available to the rich and famous can now be accessible to many more patients. With advancements in ideas and technology, cosmetic dentistry is now used in some cases to even treat other dental and orthodontic issues.
With cosmetic dentistry being a more viable, successful and affordable option for more dental aesthetics issues, more patients are having them done.
Below is a list of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures we do at our Plano dental office:
Teeth Whitening or Bleaching
Teeth whitening is the most popular service our patients request. Stained teeth is a common dental issue that affects most, if not all adults to some extent. Removing the embarrassing teeth stains is a fast, easy way to dramatically transform your look.
At Danna Smiles, we have a variety of teeth whitening products and techniques available to match the preferences and outcomes of each patient. Our in-office options include: DayWhite, Zoom and Kor. We also provide patients with the option to whiten their teeth at home with at-home whitening kits that feature trays and prescription strength bleaching gel.
The results can be almost immediate or take a couple weeks depending on what teeth whitening treatment you choose.
A veneer is a thin layer of either ceramic or porcelain that is adhered to the front of a tooth. Veneers can help patients with cracked, or misshapen teeth as well as teeth that have jagged edges or rough surfaces. As they cover -up the front of the tooth, they are also a good option for patients with stained teeth who want a beautiful, bright, white smile.
Braces are no longer the only option for patients who have slight to moderate overbites, underbites, crooked teeth and crossbites.
ClearCorrect is an invisible braces orthodontic treatment that eliminates the embarrassing appearance of traditional braces. This form of orthodontic treatment is perfect for patients with prominent gaps between teeth.
Another option is Invisalign. Invisalign is a system of two alignment trays that are changed out every couple weeks to move teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign has become a popular option because it is more comfortable to wear, is easier to clean and requires no regular orthodontic appointments. Its transparent plastic composition is what makes it popular amongst teens and adults who would otherwise be self-conscious about wearing braces.
Missing teeth not only looks bad, but it also affects your chewing abilities and your speech. Dental implants are the best cosmetic dentistry option to replace missing teeth. These implants are made of metal screws (they are usually made of titanium), and either a ceramic or porcelain tooth-shaped crown. The screw is inserted into the gums and the crown securely covers the part of the screw that is protruding from the gum.
The crowns are shaped and colored to match the rest of the patient’s teeth.
While dental sedation isn’t technically a cosmetic dental procedure, it is an optional procedure that enhances the dental experience for our more anxious patients. We offer many sedation options to best fit the needs of the patient and their dental procedure. The two popular sedation options include nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Contact Danna Smiles today to schedule your cosmetic dental appointment and be on your way to the perfect, white, straight smile you’ve always wanted.