Cosmetic dentistry has a long history with movie stars and television personalities. In fact, dental veneers were first used as part of a costume on a Hollywood set. While many people who don’t typically see their names in lights might think that cosmetic dental procedures are out of their reach, advances in dental methods have made these treatments much more available to the general public. Here are a few cosmetic dental treatments that can give the average Joe a movie star smile.
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Will Have Talent Agencies Responding
If you have minor chips, cracks, stains, or gaps in your teeth, your dentist can perform a cosmetic tooth bonding treatment to give your smile a flawless sheen. Your dentist will apply tooth-colored composite resin to the troubled areas of your teeth, shape it to fill in or cover up any imperfections, and then harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This procedure involves no anesthesia, requires no recovery period, and can be performed in minutes during a routine dental appointment. A dental bond can be expected to last up to seven years or more with excellent care.
Teeth Whitening Is So Great It’s Frightening
Many people have concerns about the color of their teeth or stubborn dental stains that won’t seem to come out. While there are many teeth-whitening products available at grocery stores and pharmacies, a take-home whitening kit from your dentist can deliver superior results. Each kit comes with a tube of professional-grade whitening gel and a set of dental trays customized to fit over your teeth. You just have to apply the gel to the trays and wear them for about an hour every day for two weeks. Your smile can become up to ten shades whiter as a result.
Your Smile Will Be Revered After Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can completely transform a smile into a beautiful new state in as few as two appointments. During the first, your dentist will remove a tiny amount of enamel from your teeth before taking bite impressions and placing a temporary set of veneers upon them. The impressions will be sent to a laboratory so the permanent set can be manufactured. When you come back for your second appointment a few weeks later, your permanent veneers will be cemented in place. The whole process is rendered painless by a local anesthetic.
Don’t let not being a celebrity hold you back from attaining a more ideal smile. Consulting with your dentist can determine if any of these treatments are right for you.
About the Practice
Mauck & Ricci, DDS goes above and beyond to provide the best dental services available in Aurora, CO. Led by Drs. Matt Mauck and Andrew Ricci, the staff ensures that patients receive effective care in a warm and welcoming environment. Areas of expertise include preventive, restorative, emergency, and cosmetic dentistry such as cosmetic tooth bonding, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers. For more information on what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, contact the office online or dial (303) 745-1400.