Everyone is attracted to a beautiful smile, not just potential dates but even prospective employers. According to a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people who have gorgeous smiles carry a certain impression, and that is they are friendlier, more knowledgeable and more successful compared to those with, unfortunately, so-so smiles. So if you want to invest in your smile, whether that is to snag a date or get that promotion, here are some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures which you may want to opt for:
If you have a minor dental problem, such as chipped edges or fractures on the enamel layer, then you can opt for the cost-efficient composite bonding procedure. This treatment involves the use of composite resin material which is then molded on the surface of the tooth in order to reconstruct its appearance. Composite bonding procedure can be completed with just one visit to the dentist and results of this procedure can last for multiple years.
If you want to undergo a radical smile transformation, then you can go for porcelain veneers. These thin shells made of porcelain are pasted on the front surfaces of teeth. Unlike composite resin material, porcelain resemble natural teeth much better. For instance, porcelain has a certain translucency akin to that of the enamel layer of teeth so light bounces off of a porcelain veneer the same way it would with a natural tooth. The only drawback with dental veneers is that they require at least to trips to the dentist to be completed.
While dental veneers can actually straighten teeth and get rid of gaps, there are some individuals with very severe malocclusions which can only be solved through orthodontic braces. However, having a metallic smile isn’t that appealing especially among adults. In order to move teeth into their proper positions without being to conspicuous, you can wear clear braces or Invisalign.
The most sought after cosmetic procedure, teeth whitening gets rid of stains which can be found along the enamel region of teeth. In-office teeth whitening procedures can get rid of exterior stains in just a couple of minutes, while your dentist ensures that your teeth are not exposed to too much hydrogen peroxide which may destroy your teeth. At-home teeth whitening kits are also available although they carry increased risk for your teeth to be damaged by the chemical found in these teeth whitening kits through lengthier exposure to the active ingredient
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