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The Most Popular Procedures in Cosmetic Dentistry

by Danielle Fletcher

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dental practice that deals with the aesthetic transformation of a patient's teeth and overall smile. Cosmetic dental procedures performed by qualified dentists can permanently improve a patient's overall appearance. Notably, cosmetic dentistry comprises different procedures, some of which are minor and others complex. Overall, the various treatments boost patients' self-esteem and confidence levels. That said, some procedures in cosmetic dentistry are currently more popular than others thanks to efforts by celebrity endorsements and influencers. This article highlights some popular cosmetic dental procedures.

Scaling and Teeth Whitening 

While scaling and teeth whitening can be offered as individual procedures, most cosmetic dentists offer them as a package. The reason is that teeth whitening produces the best results once a dentist removes plaque around the edges of teeth. Today, scaling, teeth whitening and polishing have become popular, especially among young adults. Besides, the procedures are not as expensive, meaning that an average person can easily afford them, especially if you consider that patients can opt for at-home options. Another reason for the popularity of the procedures is that you can see results after a few sessions.

Gum Contouring

If you look at your gum line, top and bottom, you will realise they are slightly uneven in certain areas. In fact, you will be hard-pressed to find someone with a perfect gum line. Although it is difficult to notice any irregularities in most people's gum line, the same cannot be said for people whose gums rest too high or too low. Gum contouring offers a chance to reshape the gum line by correcting its position and ensuring it is even across your front teeth. Notably, gum contouring results in a natural look because an even shape eliminates the perception that your teeth are too big or small.

Porcelain Veneers

Another relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure is porcelain veneers. The trendy cosmetic dental treatment involves using paper-thin shells that a dentist applies to the front surface of teeth to cover any defects. For instance, the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth can be easily camouflaged with porcelain veneers. However, the devices are only effective as cosmetic treatments if their colour matches your natural teeth. This way, all your teeth appear natural when you smile instead of a mixture of white and yellow pearly whites.

It's understandable to want better-looking teeth. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, contact a dentist.