When thinking about improving your appearance, the main area of beauty that people target is usually their face. They think about applying makeup, changing their hairstyle or color, keeping their smile clean, removing imperfections, and even dental work. It’s one of the most common ways to perk-up your appearance and give yourself a new look.
However, when you want to take your appearance to the next level to help redefine your features, you might consider surgery as an extreme. Surgery is quite a hassle—there’s a lot of planning and talks involved, not to mention the price that you have to pay for cosmetic work to be done. There are also many different types of surgery that you have to think about, and it all depends on what part of your face you want to change or improve.
Cosmetic dental work is one of the fields that is becoming more and more popular. Not only does it improve your appearance, but it also has numerous health benefits which can’t be said for other cosmetic changes. However, is it really worth the hassle? And what advantages can you expect? Let’s look into a few of those procedures now.
Dental Procedure Options
One of the most common procedures that your dentist can perform is teeth whitening. It lasts for a couple of weeks or even months depending on the type of procedure you choose, and it can be pretty expensive due to the work involved. It’s mainly used to remove stains that have been caused by tea, coffee, or tobacco and can give your teeth a nice shine. There are some home kits that allow you to do this at home, but it’s far more effective if you ask a professional to help you get your teeth whitened. The procedure doesn’t take long but you need to go for several sessions if you want a pure smile that lasts longer.
There are some home kits that allow you to do this yourself, but it’s far more effective if you ask a professional to help you get your teeth whitened. The procedure doesn’t take long but you need to go for several sessions if you want a pearly white smile that lasts longer.
When teeth are chipped, damaged, or have a cavity, fillings can be used to fill the gaps and cracks to make your teeth appear fuller and undamaged. Depending on the type of material used to fill, there are many different options including some colored varieties that could better fit your existing teeth. This is a simple procedure that can last over a decade if looked after properly. I have only had fillings due to cavities and trust me, it’s not something you want to delay. A filling is a painless procedure but if it gets worse a root canal may be necessary, which isn’t very pleasant.
Veneers are usually used to correct misaligned or crowded teeth. They are used to thicken teeth to make them appear more presentable and less damaged by wear and tear. Veneers are often shaped and colored to match your teeth so they don’t seem out of place, and they’re bonded to your existing teeth using a strong chemical agent.
It does require a little drilling to curve the veneers so they fit naturally, but the end result is a beautiful smile that will improve your appearance. It can be very costly as you often pay per tooth. It also requires several appointments to complete the procedure. However, if looked after properly, veneers can last up to two decades!
– Marsha 💋