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12350 Industry Way, Suite 210

Anchorage, AK 99515

Patient Inquiry

(907) 345-7722

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry

When an individual is going to have cosmetic dental work done they are trying to maintain healthy, proper functioning, and nice-looking oral and facial appearance. The purpose of cosmetic surgery is to create positive change in an individual’s life by correcting any oral issues such as chipped teeth and crooked teeth. This is important because studies have shown that having a healthy oral cavity contributes to the overall health of an individual. The most common thought that people have when they think of cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening and porcelain veneers but cosmetic dentistry is much more than this. When an individual is choosing a cosmetic dentist they should do some research and check the reviews on the potential cosmetic dentist that they are going to choose. Make sure that he has the proper experience and ability to help improve your smile, fix any teeth, and help you regain confidence in yourself

The Most Common Dental Cosmetic Procedures

The modern dentistry of today’s time has made many advances throughout the years. There are different procedures that are done and can help individuals to achieve a satisfied smile enhancement experience.  The cost of cosmetic dentistry varies from dentist to dentist. The purpose of the smile enhancement procedure is to correct any oral cavity issues and to help individuals to regain their self-esteem and enjoy smiling when they enter a room. The most common procedures that are done are two replace missing teeth, correct crooked or protruding teeth, and whitening. One of the most common issues that people have is crooked or misaligned teeth. This issue is usually corrected by applying braces to the teeth and this is an effective treatment in both children and adults. Crowns, veneers, braces, and whitenings are some of the procedures that can be used to improve an individual’s smile. 

Braces

When braces are applied to a person’s teeth their purpose is to apply steady pressure over the teeth and the teeth will slowly move into alignment over time. Once the teeth have the perfect or desired alignment the braces are then removed. There are different types of braces on the market the conventional braces are metal and they are still used at times. But there are currently new types of braces available and they are brackets and invisible braces. Brackets are attached to each tooth and they could come in the same color as the tooth, they can be clear, or they can be multicolored. Invisible braces are clear.

Crowns And Veneers

A crown is used to help a damaged tooth to regain its strength, size, shape, and appearance. The average lifespan of a crown is at least 15 years. The crown is made of many different types of materials such as ceramic, metal, and porcelain. A crown is applied by filing down the existing teeth and putting the crown over the filed down teeth and applying using adhesive to hold it in place. The purpose of veneers is to change the shape or color of the tooth. This is accomplished by putting in a custom-made shell over the front of the tooth. This shell will then change the color, length, and shape of the tooth.

Teeth Whitening There are multiple different ways to whiten your teeth. You can whiten your teeth by using toothpaste, rinses, and over the counter gels. There are also whitening agents that you can get from your dentist. One thing that individuals should know about whitening is not for everyone. Individuals who have yellow stained teeth respond best to whitening. If an individual has teeth that are grayish in color they should consult their dentist before trying to whiten their teeth.