Though we’ve heard the saying, “beauty is skin deep,” we all like to look good. Being handsome or beautiful has definite advantages in when it comes to dating and marriage. Who doesn’t like to have a Hollywood smile with white teeth? That’s why dentistry offers the specialty – cosmetic dentistry.
There are many cosmetic problems with gums and teeth that cosmetic dentists can rectify. Gaps can be closed between teeth, and chipped and broken teeth can be repaired. Teeth can be whitened and crooked teeth can be straightened. Cosmetic dentistry is relatively new and has been taking the world by storm for the past ten years.
If you need cosmetic dentistry, you can look in your local phone book or online. Your first appointment will be a consult where your options will be explained to you, the type of treatment you will need, how long it will take and the cost. You will also find out if your insurance will cover the treatment. Usually, the dentist will show “before and after” photographs of different smiles for you to decide on, and based on your decision, the dentist will develop a specific treatment plan.
The three most popular treatment options used by cosmetic dentists are porcelain veneers that are used to repair or enhance your front teeth. They can also be used to whiten the appearance of teeth, close gaps or straighten crooked teeth. The teeth whitening system uses gel to whiten the teeth. It lasts approximately 2 to 3 days. Dental implants are done to replace any tooth that is broken or missing and feel and look like normal teeth.
Invisalign is a method to straighten misaligned teeth without using braces. It takes nearly a year, to get this treatment completed.
Austin has a number of cosmetic dentists who can be contacted by using www.tda.org, the TDA website.