The Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments to Make Your Smile Sparkle
How important is a beautiful, confident smile? Research suggests that the vast majority of Americans believe that having a beautiful smile boosts one’s self-image and helps with career and relationship building. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the U.S. has experienced significant increases in the number of cosmetic dental procedures performed annually over the past decade. And those dentists who offer cosmetic procedures as part of their practice tend to see consistent upticks in patient requests for them.
Island Tower Dentistry is no exception in this regard as the Marco Island, Florida office gets numerous requests for all of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments, making cosmetic dentistry a significant part of the overall practice. If you would like to learn more about how we can help maintain or enhance the beauty of your smile, consider first these five most popular cosmetic treatments:
Advanced Teeth Whitening
As the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, advanced whitening is also among the easiest and least invasive. Teeth discoloration can occur for a number of reasons, whether by staining or natural causes brought on by age or genetics. Advanced whitening treatment can lighten teeth color by several shades and keep your smile bright for months. Professional teeth whitening provides more powerful brightening agents to your teeth than over-the-counter treatments and is proven to deliver superior results. Island Tower offers customized whitening solutions to address each patient’s distinct whitening needs and account for tooth sensitivity.
Long associated with Hollywood actors, porcelain veneers have become a mainstream cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to cover up whitening-agent-resistant stains and/or imperfections caused by worn enamel, uneven alignment, gaps, and chips and cracks. The application of veneers consists of affixing tooth-like, thin porcelain shells over the prepared teeth with a bonding agent. The porcelain veneers are designed to mimic the look and color of your natural teeth and are virtually indistinguishable from them once applied.
A missing tooth or two can definitely mar the beauty of your smile, but cosmetic dentures can easily restore the aesthetics of your smile as well as the functional capability of your teeth. Custom dentures can be designed to look indistinguishable from your natural teeth and modern denture materials are so realistic-looking that no one will recognize your new teeth as dentures. Whether you need partial or complete dentures, Island Tower Dentistry can customize your set to be comfortable and easy to maintain, while providing you with a new smile that will last for years.
Whether due to genetics, disease, bone deterioration, or medication side effects, some people have gum tissue that extends too far down the teeth or otherwise makes one’s smile misalign. Island Tower Dentistry offers patients laser gum contouring to easily address all aesthetic issues caused by a “gummy” smile. With one visit, your dentist can reduce gum overhang, align teeth appearance, correct small-looking teeth, or perform any contouring needed to improve the gum lines. Not only is the procedure relatively painless, but the laser cauterizes gum tissue, negating the chance of infection.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Island Tower’s crowns and bridges are used to correct several aesthetic and functional issues that can affect teeth. Crowns protect damaged or at-risk teeth, hold a fractured tooth together, restore a tooth following a root canal, provide support in a dental bridge, and act as a replacement tooth for dental implants, among other things. Custom-made porcelain or tooth-colored crowns can restore a tooth’s natural-looking shape and size while adding an additional layer of protection to it. A dental bridge literally “bridges the gap” left by one or more missing teeth by using the surrounding teeth as support and by holding a replacement tooth in the gap that is supported by adjacent crowns. Along with ensuring the best functional capability, Island Tower Dentistry strives to make sure they are realistic-looking and improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Contact Island Tower for All of Your Aesthetic Dental Needs
Island Tower Dentistry also offers other cosmetic dentistry options, such as a smile analysis, smile makeover, dermal fillers, and cosmetic injections. If you would like to learn more about how the dental-care experts at Island Tower Dentistry can help maintain or improve the look of your smile, contact us today at 239-394-1004 to make an appointment!