Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures: What to Expect
What are some common cosmetic dentistry procedures, and what can you expect?
Your cosmetic dentist in Seattle, WA gives you the basics in this blog.
What are cosmetic dental procedures?
Cosmetic dental procedures are treatments performed by a dentist to improve the appearance of teeth.
What is the best cosmetic dental procedure?
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to cosmetic dentistry. Each treatment is based on the patient’s current smile, smile goals, and budget.
Let’s dive deeper into the different types of procedures.
Common cosmetic dentistry procedures and what to expect
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental bonding
- Invisalign®… Opens a new window to the Invisalign®website… aligners
What to expect with teeth whitening at the dentist:
Professional teeth whitening is a powerful and cost-effective way to improve your smile instantly.
Our Seattle dentist uses the Zoom! method. First, we’ll prep your smile by protecting your lips and gum from the whitening gel, then apply the Zoom! gel to your teeth. This gel is activated by light, so sit back and relax while the gel gets to work.
Once the ideal shade is achieved, our dentist will give you an at-home whitening kit to help maintain your beautiful, white smile.
This is our most popular cosmetic treatment because it’s so quick and easy!
What to expect with porcelain veneers:
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-colored shells that cover the front of teeth to create a perfect smile.
They’re pain-free, and the result is a natural-looking smile. They can change the appearance of a single tooth or several, to get the ideal color, shape, size, and length.
Patients may choose porcelain veneers to quickly fix:
- Chipped teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
Veneers typically take two visits to complete and can last for up to 20 years with good dental hygiene. They’re a long-term solution to a beautiful, healthy smile.
What to expect with dental bonding:
Dental bonding corrects smile imperfections, just like veneers, but is used to treat minor smile flaws.
A tooth-colored resin is applied to your tooth or teeth, and is shaped and polished to match as if it were your own. It’s recommended to whiten teeth before getting treatment so that a tooth-colored resin can be created to match a beautiful, white smile.
The procedure is typically completed in just one appointment but can last for up to 10 years.
What to expect with Invisalign®:
Invisalign® straightens teeth with custom-fit, invisible trays.
Patients must first come in for a consultation to discuss their smile goals.
Once a treatment plan is created, the patient will receive the custom aligners and wear daily, switching out every few weeks to a new set of aligners, in turn slowly shifting their teeth to a straight position.
Using the industry-leading system, patients can have a straight smile in as little as a year. The results are permanent and can straighten all types of teeth, including misaligned teeth, overbites, underbites, gaps, and more.
Is cosmetic dentistry safe?
Yes, cosmetic dentistry with a top dentist in Seattle like Love Your Smile, is safe and effective!
Our team will work with you to create your beautiful dream smile while making sure you’re comfortable from the moment you walk in!
Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation in the greater Seattle area
If you’ve dreamed of improving your smile but don’t know where to begin, then schedule a consultation today.
We have the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures and will discuss the best option based on your needs and budget.
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