Many people want to enjoy a smile that’s free of imperfections, and cosmetic dentistry offers solutions to help patients achieve that goal. There are several treatments available that can help improve the color, size, shape, and overall appearance of teeth. Whether you want to address minor flaws or major ones, we can help you get the smile you want through one or more of our numerous procedures.
Some of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments include:
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry because it can drastically improve the appearance of your smile in a relatively short period of time. During the procedure, your dentist will apply a bleaching agent to the teeth that remove stains and discoloration to make them look whiter and brighter. Your dentist may recommend take-home kits so that you can whiten your teeth at home as well.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of tooth-colored porcelain material. These shells are placed over the front surfaces of teeth to hide chips, cracks, overlapping, or other cosmetic imperfections. They are custom-made for every patient, so they fit the teeth perfectly. This makes them look completely natural, so patients can get the smile they want without revealing that they have had any work done.
Dental bonding involves the use of composite material to mask imperfections in teeth. The composite material is shaded to match the existing tooth color, so the teeth appear whiter and brighter after treatment. This treatment is ideal for small chips or cracks, as the material is malleable and can be molded to the contours of the tooth. It is also a popular treatment for worn-down enamel; many patients use it to cover stains caused by smoking or by consuming dark-colored beverages such as coffee or wine.
Dental implants are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because they offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. They mimic tooth roots, anchoring firmly into the jawbone and providing a base for dental crowns. They are made of titanium that fuses with the jawbone over time. Once in place, implants can be used to support single crowns or bridges as well as full dentures.
Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth in a row, or even an entire arch of teeth on an upper and lower denture. Candidates for dental implants include adults who have healthy gums and sufficient jawbone density to support the implant. Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants; however, so it’s important to discuss this option with your dentist.
For the best cosmetic dentistry treatment, visit Denali Dental Care at 625 E. 34th Ave. #200, Anchorage, AK 99503, or call (907) 274-7691 to book an appointment.