How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You Improve Your Smile

Are you looking for a more beautiful smile? Do you wish your teeth to be white and straight? Do crooked teeth make you feel conscious? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, it’s time to give your smile a change with a cosmetic dental procedure which is offered by some of the renowned cosmetic dental care in San Antonio. Cosmetic dentists use modern cosmetic dental procedures, high-tech materials, and techniques to improve the look of your smile.


Before deciding to undergo any cosmetic procedure, be aware of the benefits and the risks thus involved in the process. So, below are enlisted the ways by which cosmetic dentistry can help you brighten your smile:


TEETH WHITENING – Over time, teeth become stained or discolored due to smoking, certain medications or consuming foods and beverages such as tea & coffee. A cosmetic dental specialist will create a custom mouthpiece tray that ensures the right amount of whitening solution reaches your teeth and the whitening can take place in one or more 1-2 hour visits. You might find whitening at home using home remedies more convenient but it can take two to four weeks, so professional whitening treatments might be your best bet.


In the long run, if you continue exposing your teeth to the same substances that originally stained them, they can again become stained. So, it is still important to continue practicing daily oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash daily.


PORCELAIN AND COMPOSITE VENEERS – A porcelain laminate veneer is a thin layer of dental ceramic material that is fixed to the outer surface of a tooth with a special resin adhesive. This enhances teeth cosmetically by masking a variety of minor to moderate dental imperfections. Veneers are less vulnerable to stains and they can last for about 7-20 years or even longer. That’s because porcelain is hard, strong, durable, translucent in an attractive, glass-like way, and highly resistant to chemical attack.


What Can Veneers Do? – Veneers can cover up major cosmetic issues including:

  • Change the color of badly stained teeth
  • Badly chipped or cracked from overuse
  • Close minor to moderate spaces
  • Badly broken or damaged from trauma or an accident
  • Build up teeth that have been worn down by grinding habits 

BONDING – Bonding can help you get rid of the weird look of your teeth due to excess space between them, or if they are chipped, broken, stained, or cracked. To protect the exposed root of a tooth or to fill small cavities, dentists use bonding materials. If you visit a cosmetic dental care center, a professional dentist can help you get rid of this issue in a single visit by applying an etching solution followed by tooth-colored materials, and sometimes composite resins are directly applied to the tooth’s surface where needed. No doubt bonding can last for so many years, and it is far better than other types of restorations.


You deserve to enjoy your best smile, and now you can, thanks to cosmetic dentistry and the skills of the experts appointed by cosmetic dental care in San Antonio. Don’t wait to get the smile you deserve or wish to have!!

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