Do you have teeth that are discolored, cracked, chipped, or missing? If so, you may feel embarrassed to open your mouth in front of anyone you know.
Fortunately, these dental problems are 100% treatable. And today, we’re going to share several treatment options you have to choose from.
In this guide, you’ll find 5 amazing ways in which a luxury dentist can improve your smile. This includes teeth whitening, dental implants, dental crowns, veneers, and composite fillings.
You don’t have to put up with unsightly dental issues anymore. Instead, read on to see what these top-rated dentist procedures can do for you.
1. Teeth Whitening
Your teeth naturally yellow as you age. But certain factors can cause excessive tooth discoloration, to the point where you can’t stand the sight of it.
Dietary factors include sugary, acidic, and dark-colored food and drinks. The worst offenders are soda, red wine, and coffee.
Smoking and/or chewing tobacco also stain teeth excessively. Furthermore, poor dental hygiene habits, dental trauma, and certain diseases also cause unsightly tooth discoloration.
Fortunately, cosmetic dentists have many effective treatments for brightening your smile. In most cases, the patient will see significant improvement after a single teeth whitening session.
Also, you should know that professional teeth whitening is a lot more effective than over-the-counter whitening methods. DIY teeth whitening products usually require more time/more applications than professional treatment.
And some of them don’t work very well at all. Thus, it’s usually more cost-effective to seek professional teeth whitening in the first place.
2. Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most effective treatment for replacing a missing tooth. They are basically false teeth that are implanted permanently into the jaw bone. The jaw bone actually fuses to the implants as if they are a natural part of the body.
Aesthetic Benefits of Dental Implants
The implants themselves are made to match the shape of the missing tooth exactly. Usually, a 3D model of the tooth is made based on the original tooth or its corresponding mate in the patient’s mouth.
The implant is also designed to match the color of the other teeth in the mouth. Once the implant is fully integrated, no one can even notice which of the patient’s teeth are actually implants.
Functional Benefits of Dental Implants
More importantly, though, this treatment prevents the complications that the missing tooth would cause. For example, a missing tooth can affect one’s speech. But the implant will restore the patient’s speech pattern to the way it was before the tooth was lost.
Furthermore, the gap left by a missing tooth can cause bone loss. That’s because the tooth that’s missing no longer stimulates the jawbone to produce new tissue.
The unstimulated jawbone starts to lose mass, slowly dissolving away. Fortunately, the dental implant will stimulate the jawbone the same way that the original tooth did.
Best of all, the implants are permanent and easy to maintain. The patient merely needs to brush and floss them the same as they do with their other teeth.
Dental veneers are a thin, porcelain shell that covers the front of the tooth. Veneers are very versatile in that they can be used to treat numerous dental issues.
For example, they can be used to “whiten” severely stained teeth. When tooth stains are so extensive that they’re difficult to remove effectively, the stains can be covered over with veneers.
Veneers are also used to repair minor chips and cracks in one’s teeth. Besides improving the appearance of the teeth, it strengthens them to prevent further damage.
Also, veneers are sometimes used as a cheaper alternative to dental implants. The veneers form a tooth-shaped bridge over the tooth gap. And the bridge is bonded to the other two teeth on either side of the gap to hold it in place.
This convincingly replaces the missing tooth. And, by filling in the tooth gap, it keeps the surrounding teeth from shifting.
Unfortunately, this treatment is not as permanent as dental implants. They may break or wear away after several years, thus requiring a reapplication.
They aren’t as effective as implants, either. Specifically, they won’t stimulate the jawbone the way that dental implants do.
Of course, veneers may be the only option. That is, some patients can’t presently afford dental implants. Others are ineligible for the implant procedure.
4. Dental Crowns
Some tooth damage is too extensive to be repaired by veneers. For example, a root canal procedure requires a large portion of the tooth to be ground away.
Once the unhealthy tooth tissue is removed, there’s not enough tissue left for the veneers to bond to. Instead, the dentist will replace the missing portion with a crown.
Like dental implants, the crown is made of composite material and is made to match the color and shape of the tooth exactly. This crown is permanently bonded to the tooth. And its difference from the original tooth is generally unnoticeable.
5. Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are also made of the same material as implants and dental crowns. Thus, fillings performed today leave no visible trace.
However, you may already have some metal fillings from earlier treatments. These leave very visible dark spots on your teeth. Fortunately, a luxury dentist can remove these fillings and replace them with inconspicuous composite fillings.
See For Yourself What a Luxury Dentist Can Do For You
If you’re still on the fence about these luxury dentist procedures, that’s okay. You might still have a lot of questions. But you’ll never find the answers you’re looking for unless you take the next step.
Contact Brentwood Dental Spa here to request an appointment for your consultation. We’ll explain all you need to know about your options and help you achieve your dream of improving your smile.