When you are ready to perfect your smile, you may be wondering, “what are the different types of cosmetic dentistry?” Several forms of cosmetic dentistry make a massive difference in your smile. Whether you want to whiten your teeth, removed chipped or misshapen teeth, or improve your smile by adding teeth, Maiden Lane Dental can give you the smile of your dreams. Here are a few things you should know before you prepare for your cosmetic dental procedure.

What Is Considered Cosmetic Dentistry?

For a dental procedure to be considered cosmetic, it must be an operation or treatment for “vanity” purposes. White procedures like root canals or cavity removal are necessary dental treatments and are not performed for cosmetic reasons; getting veneers, whitening your teeth, or even straightening your teeth is cosmetic.

Invisalign

Cosmetic dentistry services provided by Maiden Lane Dental include Invisalign, which is a method for straightening the teeth. Invisalign involves trays made of high-quality plastic that fit on your teeth. Every week or two, you change the trays, which are progressively tighter in fit. At the end of your treatment series, your teeth are straighter, which improves your overall smile. Invisalign is an alternative to conventional braces and is cosmetic because the plastic trays are nearly invisible, which is excellent for people who do not like the look of braces.

Veneers

If you have rotting or stained teeth, cosmetic dentistry veneers could be a viable option. Veneers also work well if you have tried to whiten your teeth, but they remain discolored. The veneers are created using the guideline of your natural teeth but are shaped evenly to give you a beautiful smile when the veneers are placed over your natural teeth. Veneers also hide crooked or misshapen teeth; they can also conceal large or long teeth. Veneers are porcelain, and you can work with your dentist to select a tooth color that looks completely natural.

Dentures

Dentures are similar to veneers but are best for patients with missing teeth. Some dentures are bonded to the gums while others can be removed before or after meals. Dentures also include synthetic gums so that your smile looks natural. You can get full or partial dentures depending on your needs. The dentist creates a mold of your mouth to determine the best ways to shape your dentures. 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening are a cosmetic procedure that gets rid of stains and plaque buildup on your teeth. Zoom whitening is popular right now and takes less than an hour to complete at the dentist office. A hydrogen peroxide gel goes on your teeth, and a unique lamp is applied to the teeth to activate the peroxide and lift stains from your teeth. This process is completed in three 15-minute sessions, for a session that is 45 minutes total. Once your teeth are whitening, the dentist applies a fluoride treatment to keep the teeth from yellowing and becoming weaker.

Maiden Lane Dental Is Here to Help

If you are interested in getting a cosmetic dental procedure, the team at Maiden Lane Dental can answer all of your questions. You will know what to expect before, during and after the process, and you will receive instructions for how to care for your teeth, veneers, or dentures after you leave the dentist office. You can browse our website to get information more on our practice and read customer reviews from patients who are satisfied with our work. Contact Maiden Lane Dental today to set up a consultation or make an appointment today.

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