Transform Your Smile with These Cosmetic Dental Procedures
The appearance of your smile has a significant impact on other people’s perceptions of you. A beautiful smile leaves a good, lasting impression, and the opposite is true. Dental problems such as discoloration, gaps, and misalignment can affect your smile and overall appearance. The good news is that Yonkers Dental Arts offers various cosmetic dentistry Yonkers services to improve your smile aesthetics. There are different cosmetic dental procedures, and the one your specialist recommends depends on your concerns. Have a look at some of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental procedures.
Professional teeth whitening offers a safe and efficient way to brighten your smile in the shortest time possible. The procedure uses hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to remove yellow stains from your teeth. These products are whitening agents with oxygen molecules that weaken your tooth stains at a molecular level. While there are many over-the-counter whitening strips and gels, kits, and pens, they have a low concentration of chemicals and therefore don’t result in the best outcome.
Professional teeth whitening uses a very high percentage of hydrogen peroxide since dentists can isolate the teeth using a special rubber dam. Similar to home teeth products, there are different professional whitening techniques; in-office is the quickest method, albeit the most expensive, to brighten up your pearly whites. Although it is a low-risk procedure, not everyone is eligible for teeth whitening. Before your dentist recommends teeth whitening, they will examine your oral health to ensure you are free of cavities and gum disease.
If you have discolored teeth and you have tried teeth whitening without significant results, dental veneers may be a better alternative. These thin, tooth-colored shells do not address the discoloration but hide it. Besides discolored teeth, veneers can be used for several other cosmetic concerns, including worn out, chipped, broken, or smaller-than-average teeth. Veneers are often made from porcelain or composite resin and are permanently bonded to the front surface of your teeth. In case of a broken or chipped tooth, you can get one veneer. However, if your goal is to create an even, symmetrical smile, you can get between six to eight veneers.
Teeth misalignment affects not only your appearance but your overall oral health. With crowded teeth, some food particles are likely left behind after cleaning, increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease. Fortunately, orthodontic treatment can help align your teeth, so you can take care of your teeth and gums more easily and eat comfortably. Furthermore, your smile will look better when you have straight teeth.
Treatment often involves braces to straighten crooked, protruding, or crowded teeth. Wearing braces also closes gaps between teeth and ensures the top and bottom of your teeth meet when you close your mouth. Your teeth and gums need to be healthy before your orthodontist fits braces into your mouth.
The ideal age to get braces is usually around 12 or 13 when a child’s mouth and jaw are yet to develop fully. Fortunately, it is never too late to straighten your teeth; you can do so as an adult, but the chance for improvement is limited, and treatment is likely to take longer.
Your smile has a significant impact. Book an appointment with your dentist at Yonkers Dental Arts to improve the appearance of your pearly whites.