Have you ever wondered how every celebrity is able to get their teeth so dazzlingly white? Cosmetic dentistry is the answer.
This field of dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of the patient’s smile. To do this, a cosmetic dentist might target the size, shape, alignment, or whiteness of the patient’s teeth.
For celebrity-level whiteness, cosmetic dentists will usually use one of three different procedures: professional whitening treatments, veneers, or crowns.
1. Professional Whitening Treatments
At-home teeth whitening products work well enough for everyday whitening, but you’ll need something stronger to achieve a red-carpet-ready shade of white.
Professional in-office whitening treatments (such as Zoom Whitening) can be used to get your teeth several shades whiter than any over-the-counter product can manage. These treatments use strong bleaches and special UV lights to brighten teeth quickly and effectively, and with your dentist present to oversee the process, there is no long-term risk to your teeth or gums.
Many celebrities have a tooth-related secret – their teeth aren’t really as white as they look. They are actually covered by thin sheets of resin or porcelain called veneers. These tiny scale-like items can be used to reshape teeth, make crooked teeth look straight, or make naturally off-white teeth look impeccably white.
Veneers are very prone to staining, so patients who get them have to be careful about what they eat and drink. Aside from this, however, they are an excellent way to get impressive cosmetic results very quickly.
3. Dental Crowns
Veneers produce excellent cosmetic results, but not every patient is a good candidate for them. If your teeth are very worn or cracked or you are prone to grinding, dental crowns may be a better choice for you.
A dental crown is like a tiny cap for your tooth: it covers the tooth’s entire surface above the gumline. Porcelain crowns look just like very white, shiny teeth, and unlike veneers, they are very strong. However, they also stain easily, so you will still have to be very careful about your diet if you want to keep them as white as possible.
Get a Brighter, Whiter Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
That flawless celebrity smile you’ve been dreaming about might be more attainable than you thought. Whether you’re interested in whitening, straightening, or reshaping your teeth, Coscarella Family Dentistry can help. Contact our office today to book a consultation appointment and learn more about what we can do to create the smile you’ve always wanted.