Cosmetic Dentistry for a Whole New You

Most people place a high value on appearance because this is what people see on the outside, how reactions are elicited, and what contributes to a lasting impression. Doctors have, therefore, developed cosmetic dentistry as a great way to improve the appearance of the teeth, and create a beautifully transformed smile. Cosmetic dentistry is for people who want to enhance their looks and make the most of what they have. It helps in one’s self confidence and self esteem, as well as the many aspects of a person’s life. Here are the top cosmetic dentist treatments available at dental offices like Dr. Tate C. Langdon’s practice.

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Teeth Whitening

Dazzling white teeth definitely looks good on anyone. A bright, white smile gives the impression of hygiene and good oral health even if your teeth may not be in their healthiest state. White teeth are simply attractive for anyone’s smile. Teeth whitening treatments, therefore, provide effective solutions to whiten the teeth. There’s the Zoom Whitening treatment, an in-office procedure that uses bleaching gel and a special light to whiten the teeth instantly, by up to 8 shades lighter than before. Patients can also use at-home whitening kits containing custom whitening trays to be worn during sleep. With repeated use, the trays can significantly brighten a smile.

Veneers

Dental veneers are versatile cosmetic dentistry treatments because they correct various cosmetic flaws ranging from chips, cracks, and discoloration, to gaps and misalignment. A veneer is a thin tooth colored shell, often made of porcelain, designed to mimic the appearance of real teeth. With veneers, the dentist can beautifully design your smile. Veneers are bonded on the visible side of the teeth, effectively masking any imperfection. Whatever cosmetic flaws of the teeth you may have, veneers can shorten, lengthen, or reshape the teeth. The result is a beautifully transformed smile that appears very natural.

Bonding

This process is very much like dental veneers, except that the material being bonded is made of tooth-colored resin. This material is applied to the teeth and then hardened with a special light, bonding the resin to the tooth and masking its imperfections. Just like veneers, bonding addresses many types of cosmetic flaws such as chips, cracks, gaps and discoloration among others. Dental bonding can also be used to repair decayed teeth and as a cosmetic enhancement for amalgam fillings. One advantage of dental bonding over other cosmetic dentistry procedures is that it’s the least expensive of them all.

Cosmetic Dentistry Statistics and What These Figures Tell Us

According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, dental bonding ranks as the top choice of cosmetic dentistry treatment in the US, followed by dental veneers. Their study also showed that the demand for cosmetic dentistry treatments is growing yearly. This simply shows that the goal to look good is more prevalent than ever in our societies. Cosmetic dentistry is here to stay and give us all life changing and beautiful smiles. It is an option that makes our smiles look good for that lasting impression.

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Tate C. Langdon, DDS, PA

15329 Hodges Cir
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: (704) 875-0123
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