What’s New in Cosmetic Dentistry?

Your smile is one of the first things people notice and it can say a lot about who you are. In the past, people had no choice but to accept the smile they were born with, but new technologies in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for everyone to have a beautiful smile and make a great first impression.

Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options available include:

  • Teeth whitening – Tooth discoloration can be caused by stains from pigmented foods and beverages, tobacco, or damage to the enamel. Dr. Frye  will assess the source of your specific tooth discoloration and select the right professional-grade teeth whitening product to help you achieve a dazzling, white smile.
  • Porcelain veneers – Thin shells of porcelain are custom-made for your individual teeth. They can fix discoloration, wear, chips, gaps, and even improve the shape of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are durable and natural looking.
  • Tooth bonding – Unlike porcelain veneers which must be made in the lab, tooth bonding materials are applied in one visit. Tooth bonding is usually used to repair small chips or cracks, but can also be used to make minor corrections to the shape of your teeth.
  • Tooth colored fillings – Unsightly metal amalgam fillings are becoming a thing of the past. New technology has made it possible to fill teeth with composites that are custom matched to the color of your own teeth. These composite fillings have added benefits as they are generally safer and longer lasting than traditional metal amalgam fillings.
  • Gum recontouring – Your gums can have as much impact as your teeth on the overall appearance of your smile. Gum recontouring uses “cool” laser technology to correct an uneven gum line or excessive gum tissue.
  • Invisalign® – Traditional braces are still a great way to straighten crooked teeth and correct and an improper bite, but for many people spending two years or more with braces on their teeth can be a daunting prospect. Invisalign offers a much more discreet option and it allows you to brush and floss normally while eating your normal diet.

Advances in cosmetic dentistry technology have made it possible for everyone to get a smile makeover and realize the full potential of their own smile.

To learn more about the many benefits of cosmetic dentistry, please contact Dentonics using the form at the side of the page or call412-487-6910 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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