Cosmetic dentistry is not a single procedure or a small set of treatments. Cosmetic dentistry pertains to everything related to the look of your teeth—that means everything from porcelain veneers and crowns to dental implants and Invisalign.
To get a better idea of how cosmetic dentistry could be of interest to your needs, here are three common dental issues and their respective best cosmetic dentistry treatments:
Tooth discoloration is a frustrating problem that can develop in various ways. Some people may avidly brush their teeth but develop some discoloration due to a smoking habit. Others may have tooth discoloration because of a light case of fluorosis. Of course, the simplest way that tooth discoloration develops is from a lack of proper brushing and oral hygiene.
For correcting tooth discoloration of varying severities, teething whitening is the go-to cosmetic dentistry treatment. There are at-home teeth whitening options that exist, but for the most effective care, an in-office whitening is always best.
Cracked or Chipped Teeth
Though they’re tough enough to handle the wear and tear of chewing and tearing your daily food, accidents can still cause teeth to crack or chip. This damage can not only be visually upsetting, but it can also have a number of functional problems as well.
For this dental issue, porcelain veneers are often the go-to choice. When adhered to your teeth, these small, porcelain shells can disguise any cracks or chips the teeth underneath may have while simultaneously improving the structural integrity of the entire tooth.
Crooked or Misaligned Teeth
One of the most common issues people face with their teeth is misalignments. These misalignments can create aesthetic problems as well as function difficulties and hygienic issues.
Through the power of Invisalign—a discrete and effective alternative to traditional braces—these misalignments can be remedied with ease. Invisalign, of course, is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that realigns crooked teeth with a series of custom-made and comfortable clear aligners.
First-Class Cosmetic Dentistry in Albuquerque, NM
If you could use one of the cosmetic dentistry treatments mentioned above, reach out to Dr. Steven E. Holbrook today at 505-881-1159. Born, raised, and now proudly serving Albuquerque, NM, and its surrounding areas, Dr. Holbrook is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.