Do you dislike the way that your smile looks? If so, you aren’t alone. Many people cite their smile as the thing that they would most like to change about their appearance. Whether it is the color of your teeth, their position or a gap in your smile, there is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can address your concerns and boost your confidence and self-esteem
If you are looking for solutions to your cosmetic dentistry requirements in Scranton, PA, look no further than Back Mountain Dental. Here is what you need to know about the cosmetic dentistry solutions that we can offer here at our modern, comfortable Scrantondentistry practice.
Teeth whitening is by the far the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry solution in the world. White, bright teeth are considered to be healthier and more attractive. Unfortunately, our teeth naturally darken with age, and as a result of many of the foods/drinks we consume and habits, we have, such as smoking. This causes staining and discoloration that can lead us to feel dissatisfied with the appearance of our teeth.
There are many teeth whitening products available, but there is no better way to produce exceptional, consistent and long-lasting results than to undergo professional whitening performed by our team. Carried out in the comfort of our offices, the process is painless and usually takes place over a number of sessions depending on the shade of whiteness you are hoping to achieve.
If whitening isn’t a suitable option for you, you may be recommended to try porcelain veneers. These thin, shell-like covering are attached to the outer enamel of the teeth, covering imperfections including staining and discoloration, cracks and chips. Porcelain veneers can also be used to add thickness to narrow teeth, add height to under-sized teeth and cover small gaps between them.
The process of placing porcelain veneers is simple and painless, but it is also irreversible. Once the preparation work has begun, you will always require a veneer on the affected teeth. This involves using an anesthetic to file down the natural enamel of the teeth. Each custom-designed, custom-colored veneer is then attached using special, permanent adhesive.
Composite bonding is another alternative to teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. This process involves a special, tooth-colored resin being manually placed onto the teeth where it is then spread and molded to address any imperfections. Once our cosmetic dentistry team is happy with the appearance of the teeth, the resin is then hardened using a curing light. The teeth can then be polished to a high-shine. The result is still extremely natural and discreet.
Many people have issues with the alignment and positioning of their teeth and jaw. This largely occurs because teeth erupt at different times, and this can lead to them becoming widely gapped, crooked, twisted and even overlapping. Orthodontic treatment focuses on improving the alignment of the teeth and jaw so that the teeth come together properly when you close your mouth, and that they are in the best possible alignment. This is important as teeth that are badly positioned place patients at greater risk of developing dental health problems such as decay and gum disease.
Invisalign is a popular cosmetic dentistry solution that involves using a series of discreet, clear plastic aligners that exert gentle force on the teeth and jaw to move them into a new and improved position. They are worn over the top of the teeth for at least 22 hours each day and the series of aligners must be worn as directed and in the right order for the treatment to be successful. The discretion of this solution makes it a very popular alternative to conventional braces.
Dental implants have changed the way in which we replace missing teeth. Whether you have lost a tooth, or had it extracted, you are probably noticing the effect that it is having on your ability to eat and speak. It may even be affecting your confidence if it is particularly noticeable.
Dental implants are a way of replacing individual, partial or even full arches of teeth in a technique that offers superior stability and durability. Each custom-designed artificial tooth is placed onto a titanium post that acts as a root. These posts are pre-inserted into the jaw bone via the gum tissue. As the jaw bone heals around them, it secures each post permanently in place. Single dental implants require just one post, while implant-supported bridges and full/partial dentures require multiple posts to secure them. With proper care and attention, dental implants can last several decades or more.
If you would like to know more about cosmetic dentistry solutions in Scranton, PA, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced and discreet team who will be happy to help you improve your smile.