Even though we may brush and floss our teeth regularly, we may still find that our teeth lose their bright whiteness and become dull and yellowish. Moreover, some of our teeth may show signs of chipping and decay which may not be fixed at home.
Cosmetic dentistry is field of dental care that focuses on maintaining the aesthetics of your mouth and smile. Although cosmetic dental procedures may seem like optional procedures, many of them also provide restorative benefits and improved dental health.
The most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure are simple and do not cost much. There are other procedures, though, that are more complex, require several months to complete and involve specialized care.
At Geelan Dental Care, we perform several different types of cosmetic dentistry treatment, including:
Invisalign is a conservative and a subtler approach to traditional metal braces. This treatment is done to reposition misaligned teeth to their correct position and give you a straight and even smile.
The major benefit of Invisalign treatment is that it involves the use of clear plastic aligners that appear almost invisible. These aligners are removable and have to be worn at least 22 hours every day for best results.
Invisalign is a great alternative to metal braces if you require only mild to moderate changes in your bite and teeth alignment. That is why it is preferred by teenagers and adults and results in a boost of confidence.
After months and sometimes even years of wearing braces, it can be a very distressing thing to see your teeth once again shifting out of their proper alignment. If you want to retain your newly-straightened smile, you need to wear retainers.
At Geelan Dental Care, we specialize in three different kinds of retainer, which may be removable and fixed. Removable retainers are made of a strong plastic material which fit smnugly on top of your teeth and can be removed when you are brushing your teeth or eating. Permanent retainers are fixed in place with thin wires which are bonded to the back for your teeth so that the metal is not visible.
Aron Geelan, DMD and can consider your options and find out which type of retainers are best for you.
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. Your teeth may become yellow or discolored because of an accumulation of plaque, use of tobacco, or consumption of dark-pigmented food. Teeth like this cannot regain their bright shine at home.
At Geelan Dental Care, we offer teeth whitening procedure to restore your smile to its former glory. We will help you select the perfect shade of white for your teeth and create your whitening plan based on this.
We will apply the bleaching agent to your teeth and repeat the procedure until your teeth are as bright as you want.
Dental bonding is a procedure used to repair minor chips and cracks in your teeth as well as hide stains that do not respond to whitening treatments. Dental bonding involves the use of composite resin which is tooth-colored and hence almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth. The material is applied to the affected tooth in layers and is bonded to the tooth with the help of a UV light.
Composite bonding can last several years with good oral care and protects your tooth from further harm while improving the aesthetics of your tooth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that sits on top of a damaged tooth to protect it from harm and to restore the functions of the tooth. Originally, dental crowns were made of gold alloy or silver. However, due to the high price and popular demand, now porcelain tooth are also readily available.
Porcelain is ceramic material that reflects light the same way as your natural enamel and hence offers high aesthetics for your teeth. Because of this, porcelain crowns are preferred for the restoration of front teeth.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are used to cover the front surface of a defective tooth. It is used to conceal teeth that have permanent stains, are worn down, have minor gaps between them, have eroded enamel, or are marred by minor chips and cracks.
During a dental veneer procedure, we have to remove a small portion of your enamel to accommodate the restorations. Because of this, dental veneers is an irreversible procedure.
Aron Geelan, DMD and will answer all your questions about the procedure so you can make an informed decision.
How to Improve Your Confidence
At Geelan Dental Care, we often see patients who are self-conscious about their appearance due to the shape, color, and overall appearance of their teeth. We understand that an imperfect smile can result in a loss of confidence, which is why we offer you various types of cosmetic dentistry procedures.
If you have teeth that are stained by tobacco and coffee, teeth whitening treatment can be a viable solution, which can help your teeth get five to eight shades brighter in a single sitting.
For chipped and cracked teeth as well as teeth with permanent stains, dental bonding and veneers are a non-invasive option. Both these types of restoration offer you a benefit of realistic-looking teeth. Bonding, however, does not require too much erosion of enamel while porcelain veneers can give you a more realistic looking smile for a longer time.
Restoring Your Smile
A beautiful smile does not just mean white teeth; it also means proper alignment of your teeth. At Geelan Dental Care, we offer you the benefits of 3D imaging which can help us view the structure and health of your mouth in detail. We also offer you Invisalign treatment as alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign treatment is much more comfortable than regular metal brackets and has quick results. To ensure your teeth remain straight always, you can start wearing retainers once your Invisalign treatment is finished.
Cosmetic dentistry is a wonderful and quick fix to get a beautiful white smile that you deserve. Not only does it boost your confidence, it also improves your oral health without resorting to aggressive treatment.
If you are interested in our cosmetic dentistry service, call us at (971) 323-1990 today to schedule a consultation with us.