Cosmetic dentistry is a relatively new area of dentistry revolutionized in the 1980s with the invention of resin cement and popularized by Hollywood stars in the 1990s. Nonetheless, the aesthetic appearance of teeth has been historically documented as early as the ancient Egyptians, who produced a toothpaste made of pumice stone and vinegar in order to remove stains from their teeth. The Etruscans, on the other hand, employed unusual materials such as ivory and bone to replace missing teeth. Smiling can make you feel great as it can elevate your mood and boost your self-esteem. However, there are many reasons one may feel self-conscious about their smile and this is where cosmetic dentistry intervenes.
The most common treatments used in cosmetic dentistry are relatively simple and can be completed with only one visit to your dentist, whereas others are more complex and require multiple visits. The experienced dental team at Garden View Dental Care offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments from teeth whitening to porcelain veneers and white fillings, all of which are tailored to your individual needs.
Teeth whitening is one of the most basic procedures of cosmetic dentistry. It is a fast, effective and reliable way to enhance your natural smile and boost your confidence. Teeth whitening can be performed at home with the aid of a special bleaching kit made by your doctor or you may opt for laser teeth whitening in the dental chair which lasts less than an hour.
Dental veneers are made of high-quality medical-grade ceramic and they are constructed individually for each patient to resemble one’s natural teeth. They are applied in front of every tooth with the aid of a dental adhesive. Porcelain veneers are very realistic and can contribute towards the improvement of major or minor cosmetic problems related to your teeth such as crooked or chipped teeth or gaps between your teeth.
Composite tooth fillings made of powdered glass and acrylic resin can be shaded to match the existing color of your teeth, thus creating an aesthetically pleasing smile. Composite white fillings are increasingly popular since more people opt for natural smiles.