Cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular – so more and more people are achieving that perfect smile. If your teeth are chipped, broken, pitted, misaligned, discolored, or stained, cosmetic dentistry can be the solution to feeling happy with your smile again.
There are many different cosmetic dentistry procedures available today. Find out more below about some of the most popular options currently offered:
Your teeth can become stained or discolored over time, especially if you smoke or drink coffee, fruit juices, red wine, and other teeth-staining drinks. Professional teeth whitening offers long-lasting results.
First, your dentist applies a whitening or bleaching gel to the teeth, then focuses a lamp onto your teeth to activate the gel. This helps the peroxide formula to penetrate your teeth and break up stains and discoloration.
This professional-strength gel contains high levels of peroxide and can make your teeth several shades lighter.
Veneers are thin artificial coverings that are applied over your teeth, and they do not come off unless a dentist removes them. Veneers are generally only necessary for the teeth that are revealed when you smile.
Veneers are irreversible, because a small part of the outer tooth is filed down in order to make room for the veneer. After the tooth is filed down, the dentist takes a mold of your teeth and usually sends the mold to a laboratory, whose staff will individually craft each veneer.
There is more than one type of veneer available, including composite veneers, traditional porcelain veneers, and lumineer porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are usually more expensive, but they tend to last longer than composite veneers.
A dental implant procedure, although quite an invasive form of dentistry, can be an ideal and permanent solution to replace a lost tooth and fill in a gap. The implant is a titanium-based cylinder which is surgically placed into the jaw; over time, it naturally fuses to the jaw bone. It then acts as an anchor for the attachment of crowns, bridges, or dentures to replace lost teeth and fill in a gap.
A crown will need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, but a dental implant is designed to last a lifetime.
Now becoming popular among adults, braces apply steady, gentle pressure to misaligned teeth in order to gradually move them into proper alignment. There are many different types of braces available, including braces that attach to the back of the teeth, clear braces, and multicolored braces.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Pompano Beach
If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look, our dental team at My Pompano Dentist offers many solutions to make your smile better and brighter – including porcelain veneers, dental crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, dental implants, orthodontics, adult braces, and other types of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.
If you want to know more about how we can enhance your smile and your overall oral health, call our team at My Pompano Dentist today at (954) 941-2412 to arrange a consultation, or request an appointment online now. We look forward to meeting you!