In this blog from the Smile Drs, we explain the top 5 cosmetic dental treatments you should consider in 2023.
What Are The Top 5 Cosmetic Dental Treatments I Can Invest In At Smile Drs?
- Teeth Whitening
- Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Crowns And Bridges
- Dental Implants
As we age, our teeth naturally change color. This is because the enamel layer that protects the underlying dentin and pulp can become thinner and more transparent, allowing the yellowish color of dentin to become more visible. Additionally, enamel can stain from dark beverages, foods, tobacco, and normal wear and tear.
If you’re looking to improve the color of your teeth, Fedorciw, Massoumi & Kolbig offer professional in-office teeth whitening. This treatment is popular and can efficiently whiten your teeth by 5-10 shades in a single office visit, providing a safe, effective, and fast solution.
When it comes to whitening teeth, many assume that bright white is the ideal color. At the Smile Drs, we take into consideration the inborn shade of each patient’s teeth and offer a standard shade guide with 16 different shades in four different color groups to find the best match for each patient. To begin the whitening process, a protective shield or gel will be applied to the gums and the whitening product to the teeth and left for around an hour. Once complete, the whitening product will be removed and rinsed with warm water, resulting in your brighter, whiter smile.
Invisalign is an increasingly popular choice for orthodontic treatment, as it offers a less invasive approach than traditional braces. The Invisalign system has improved over 5 million smiles worldwide and is especially popular amongst adults. Patients who had braces as a child may even opt for Invisalign to reposition their teeth after they have shifted back. The Smile Drs highly recommend and use Invisalign as it can address issues such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, gap teeth, open bite, and overcrowding. Your Invisalign aligners will be custom-made just for you from SmartTrack material, so you can expect them to fit comfortably and securely over your teeth.
Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings
Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are a type of dental restoration designed to look as natural as possible. These fillings are made from a combination of ceramic and plastic compounds that chemically bond to the teeth, and blend in well with the surrounding teeth for a more natural appearance than the darker amalgam fillings. They are often used to fill in decayed teeth and repair chipped or broken teeth, with most dentists using them to treat the teeth closest to the front of the mouth. However, with recent advancements in dental technology, the Smile Drs can now also use composite fillings to treat molars, which experience more wear than other teeth. If you have a cavity, broken tooth, or a deteriorated filling, you may be a candidate for a tooth-colored filling.
Crowns And Bridges
Crowns and bridges are permanent dental prostheses that get firmly attached and cannot be removed. Crowns are typically used to protect teeth that have been damaged due to decay or injury, while bridges are employed to replace one or more missing teeth. A crown consists of a single cap that covers the damaged tooth, while bridges are composed of a series of crowns bonded to the existing teeth and spanning the gaps left by the missing teeth. Dental crowns and bridges are able to restore the ability to speak and chew. Investing in crowns and bridges to replace missing teeth will make eating easier and improve your speech.
Dental implants are the most reliable way to replace missing teeth. Made of titanium screws that bond with the jawbone, the implants provide the same function as natural tooth roots, offering an anchor for dental prosthetics. From single crowns to a full set of dentures, the implants are strong enough to restore chewing and even fix speech problems caused by missing teeth.
Which Of These Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Are Best For Me?
If you’re ready to improve the appearance and function of your smile for 2023, reach out to the Smile Drs. Doctors Fedorciw, Massoumi & Kolbig in Cromwell, CT have over 30 years of combined dental experience. With our great team and dedication to compassionate and modern dentistry, we ensure that each patient has a great experience. Whether you are in need of family & restorative dental procedures like fillings & cleanings or if you are interested in enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry, our office is ready to help. Call 860-635-4666 and schedule your appointment today!