Cosmetic dentistry is about making sure you’re always putting your best smile forward. However, it’s not just fixing surface issues. Cosmetic problems usually mean that there’s something bigger causing them. Dr. Jose Gil of Hamilton Dental Designs discusses his offerings in cosmetic dentistry in Allentown, PA, and how they can help you both have a better smile and better oral health.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Dental work is considered cosmetic dentistry when it’s fixing something that focuses on the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry enhances your smile, making sure that everything is balanced and attractive.
You may be searching for a cosmetic dentist if you have problems with a gummy smile, discolored teeth, chipped teeth, crooked or misshapen teeth, and many other issues. If you aren’t happy with your smile, it’s time for you to get cosmetic dentistry so that you can show off your smile with confidence.
Cosmetic Dentistry Offerings
At Hamilton Dental Designs, we offer multiple cosmetic dentistry services. Learn more about our offerings and how they can help your dental problems:
Tooth bonding is a cost-effective option for multiple cosmetic issues. These include whitening teeth, fixing a chipped tooth, closing gaps between teeth, and reshaping and improving the appearance of crooked or misshapen teeth.
Tooth bonding is a simple process. Some of the tooth enamel is removed so that there’s room for the bonding material. This composite resin is color-matched to the rest of your smile. The material is malleable and is shaped to your tooth until it looks the way you want it to. Then, a light is used to harden the material. It’s then polished to a shine, matching the look of the rest of your teeth.
At our office, we offer ZOOM! teeth whitening services. This includes both in-office and take-home options. If you want quick teeth whitening for an event, we offer our in-office services. In about an hour, you can have whiter teeth. A whitening gel is placed on the teeth and a special light is used to activate it. You can get touch up kits for the home to preserve the whitening treatment.
Take-home whitening is both more economical and a more natural, gradual way of teeth whitening. Molds are taken to make whitening trays that fit your teeth. They fit exactly, unlike over the counter whitening kits that can harm your gums with the whitening agents. You’ll wear these trays over several weeks, slowly getting to the whiter smile you’re looking for.
Porcelain veneers can fix a lot of the things dental bonding can. However, this is a more permanent option. A thin slice of dental ceramic is fixed to the outside of your tooth. They’re fitted to your teeth and a small amount of enamel is removed first so that the veneers feel natural in your mouth.
The dental ceramic can be whitened to match the rest of your smile or be as bright as you want. They can also be shaped specifically to the tooth shape you desire. This is also why they can naturally eliminate gaps in your smile.
If you’re struggling with crooked teeth, clear aligners are a great alternative to traditional braces. They can fix mild and moderate cases of crooked teeth and bite issues. The aligners are formed to your smile and are changed around every two weeks to slowly shift your teeth. The best part? They’re practically invisible and can be removed when eating, meaning you can keep your normal diet and not worry about anyone staring at your braces.
Allentown, Pennsylvania Cosmetic Dentistry
Are you ready to put your best smile forward? Call us today or schedule an appointment online to get started with cosmetic dentistry treatments.