Even if you are not a Hollywood star or famous athlete, you too can have a million dollar smile, for a lot less than a million dollars! Unfortunately, many of us were not born with perfect smiles. However, advances in cosmetic and restorative dentistry have now made it possible for virtually everyone to achieve the smile of their dreams. That should give you something to smile about!
Here are three cosmetic/restorative dental procedures that will give you a good reason to smile:
1. Teeth Whitening – teeth whitening or bleaching is currently the most requested cosmetic dental procedure. It can be used to whiten teeth that are stained due to age, exposure to certain foods and beverages or smoking. Many dental practices are now offering take-home whitening kits that can be used over and over again for a gradual effect as well as in-office procedures that produce immediate results. Your dentist can help determine which method is best suited for your lifestyle and your budget, taking into consideration your current dental health and dental history.
2. Clear Braces – clear braces offer adults a great alternative to traditional metal braces. There are a variety of different types of clear braces that are available on the market. Some use clear plastic liners that are worn over the teeth and can be removed while eating, brushing and flossing. Others use a system of clear brackets and invisible wires to move the teeth into the desired position. Again, your dentist can recommend the best system for you based on your lifestyle, budget, orthodontic needs and dental health.
3. Dental Implants – dental implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement system that provide for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants provide a fixed and long-lasting solution to tooth loss. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or to provide additional stability for a dental bridge or full denture.
Your smile is the first thing people notice upon meeting you and can leave a lasting impression. If you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your smile or if you think the appearance of your smile could be improved, talk to your dentist today about the cosmetic and restorative dental procedures that are available to you.