The most common form of cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. Most of us start out with sparkling white teeth thanks to their enamel surface. Over time, that enamel wears away, becoming more transparent and allowing the yellow color of dentin (your teeth’s core material) to show through. Micro-cracks in the enamel can collect stains and debris and whitening removes those. Teeth whitening procedures are on the rise, as more and more people seek a brighter smile. Not only will white teeth knock years off of your appearance, you will look healthier and make stronger first impressions. Over-the-counter teeth whitening options overrun the shelves, however, custom take home bleaching kits and laser whitening offer more uniform, longer lasting results.
Other types of cosmetic dentistry:
- Resin Bonding- Resin Bonding is tooth-colored material used to fill in gaps or change the color/shape of teeth. Bonding is more susceptible to staining or chipping than other forms of restoration, but does last for several years. Bonding also is used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities.
- Bleaching- Bleaching is a common and popular chemical process used to whiten teeth. Some people get their teeth bleached to make stains disappear, while other just want a whiter shade. Bleaching can be performed by your dentist in the office, under dental supervision or at home.
- Veneers- please click here to find out more information on Veneers.