If you want to change your smile, Dr. Hess has many options. Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your smile. Some popular cosmetic options include invisible braces, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns. With the help of your dentist, you can begin to achieve the smile of your dreams. You and Dr. Hess can determine which cosmetic procedure is best for you during your consultation.
Invisible braces, also known as clear aligners, are a popular option for straightening teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, invisible braces use clear plastic to straighten your teeth gently. This means you don’t have to worry about painful wires or bulky brackets. In addition, the clear material is difficult to see once the aligners are in your mouth. You can remove invisible braces when you eat or brush your teeth, making them incredibly convenient.
Invisible braces work by gradually shifting your teeth into the desired position. Every few weeks, you’ll receive a new set of aligners that will continue to move your teeth. The length of treatment can vary depending on the severity of your misalignment. However, most people wear their aligners for around 12-18 months.
One of the main benefits of invisible braces is that they are nearly invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without the embarrassment of traditional braces. They are also more comfortable than metal braces because they don’t use wires or brackets that can irritate your mouth.
Porcelain veneers are a popular option for improving the appearance of chipped, cracked, or stained teeth. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that fit perfectly over your existing teeth. For placement, your dentist will use a strong dental adhesive to place them on your teeth permanently.
Porcelain veneers can correct a variety of cosmetic dental issues, including gaps between teeth, uneven teeth, and misshapen teeth. They are also resistant to staining, meaning they will stay white and bright for years.
One of the main benefits of porcelain veneers is that they provide a natural-looking result. The porcelain material reflects light similarly to natural teeth, meaning your veneers will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Dental crowns are a common option for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. Your dentist will place them over an existing tooth that needs structure or an aesthetic change. Their custom design makes dental crowns look and function like a natural tooth. In addition, they are typically made from a durable material like porcelain or ceramic. This means they are strong enough to withstand daily wear and tear.
Dental crowns can restore teeth that have been damaged by decay, cracks, or chips. They can also be used to cover discolored or misshapen teeth or to support a dental bridge.
One of the main benefits of dental crowns is that they are a long-lasting solution. With proper care, a dental crown can last for many years. In addition, they match the color and shape of your existing teeth. As a result, you can enjoy a cosmetic option that blends with the rest of your teeth.