Creating a beautiful smile all begins with one thing, you. At Empire Dental, our team of specialists offers several cosmetic dental treatments to help you create your ideal smile.
Top 5 Cosmetic Dental Treatments to Consider in 2023
- Professional Teeth Whitening
- Invisible braces
- Dental Crowns
What is Professional Teeth Whitening?
There are two primary methods of in-office whitening. One is a gel that is composed of peroxide or without a light application. Using a powerful light increases the whitening capacity of the peroxide gel. A different method is called “power bleaching” which is a combination of peroxide and water that can be left on for up to 30 minutes. The peroxide penetrates the enamel and oxidizes darkly colored molecules within the complex tooth structure. By dissolving darkly colored molecules, it removes the underlying color and leaves the tooth beautifully white.
What are Dental Implants?
When missing a tooth or even several teeth, you can replace them with dentures, bridges, or dental implants. Implants are the permanent solution for missing teeth. Denture implants are made of titanium and other products that work well in the body that are set directly into the jaw. Once the post is fused with the bone, Dr. Dhaval will place a crown over the post that will color match your tooth’s natural color and align with your other teeth. Dental implants use the best technology available for dental medicine and have incredible results that feel just like your natural teeth.
What are Invisible Braces?
Invisible braces like Invisalign are an alternative to traditional metal braces. Made from a mold made of your teeth, you get a new aligner every two weeks, slowly moving your teeth toward their final destination for your ideal smile. You simply remove the aligners for eating, immediately brush your teeth, then put the aligners back on. The aligner should be on for about 20-22 hours a day. The aligners can be discolored by food or beverages if not adequately taken care of, so it is crucial to brush them after every meal. You should maintain semi-yearly dental visits to be sure that you are not harboring cavities or breakdowns in your gums.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are simply a cover over an existing tooth or implant. Dental crowns are employed when a tooth is broken or has a cavity that is too large to remedy. The space or crown below it is filled, then the space is sealed on top of the tooth.
Our same-day dental crowns are created using the CEREC system, this technology allows our dentists to create ceramic dental restorations using computer-assisted technology. With this system, your teeth can be restored in one visit and multiple ceramic materials can be chosen to allow us to prepare crowns, veneers, onlays, and inlays without having to wait.
What are Veneers?
Veneers can be porcelain or a resin laminate product that is placed over your already existing teeth or tooth. You could get Veneers due to discoloration in your teeth or to cover a misshapen or broken tooth. Porcelain Veneers, in particular, are resistant to discoloration. Veneers have about a 7-15 year expectancy to stay on a tooth. Although the integrity of the veneers will be strong, they will need to be replaced to adjust to the color of your teeth after that time.
Whether you need help with a tooth or even something a bit more severe like a dental implant. These 5 cosmetic treatments can take your 2022 frown to 2023 smile town! Contact Dr. Dhaval today for a consultation as to which of these treatments would be most beneficial to your smile goals. Contact Empire Dental at 250-374-7227 to schedule your appointment today.