Cosmetic dentistry has become more common during the past several years because of the advancements in technology and materials available today. If you are feeling self-conscious, or just want to improve your smile there are many different cosmetic dentistry options to pick from. Teeth whitening, bonding, veneers or invisalign are just a few ways cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your smile for good!
Teeth can be stained or discolored by age, food, smoking or consuming beverages such as soda or coffee on a regular basis. Whitening solutions use a chemical process to bleach your teeth, creating the pearly white smile you’ve always wanted! Professional teeth whitening has the following benefits:
- Whiter teeth
- Quicker results
- Treats deep stains
- Better for sensitive teeth
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Bonding is typically used for teeth to fill excess space if they are been cracked or chipped. This can improve the appearance of your smile by filling in gaps. Although bonding is an effective way to fill in teeth and improve the appearance of your smile, it is important to be reminded that bonding is easily chipped and worn down over long periods of time. However, many of the advantages of bonding include:
- Easily performed cosmetic dental procedure
- Can be finished in one dental visit
- Least expensive cosmetic procedure
Custom-made shells that are bonded onto your original teeth are called porcelain veneers and they are typically used to restore and change the shape or color of your teeth. Veneers require little or no tooth structure to be removed from the surface, your original tooth stays the exact same. Veneers are essentially a covering that goes over your teeth to make them appear reshaped and recolored. The advantages to veneers are that:
- They do not change color over time
- Can cover virtually any imperfection, including gaps, chips and stains
- They remain durable and scratch-resistant
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Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign is a custom fit alternative to metal braces that are used to straighten your smile within a few months or years depending on the case. Not only can Invisalign clear braces improve your smile, they can correct jaw positioning and jaw joint disorders. We recommend Invisalign because they:
- Are virtually invisible
- Are affordable
- Allow you to eat more foods than braces
- Require less checkups compared to metal braces
Make Dr. Duffield Your Cosmetic Dentist
To ensure a safe and easy cosmetic procedure, visit Dr. Larry Duffield of Duffield Dentistry in Royal Oak, MI. Allow Dr.Duffield to take care of all of your dental needs and questions. Schedule your next appointment today! Contact us at 877-630-7410 for more information.