If you want to improve your smile, several cosmetic dentistry options are available to fit your needs. At Summit Dental Group, our Boise dentists can transform your teeth to give you a beautiful, healthy smile. However, not all dentistry procedures are right for everyone. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following information to help you understand your cosmetic dentistry options.
Invisalign is a revolutionary tooth straightening treatment that eliminates the need for traditional metal braces. Instead, it uses a series of clear, custom-designed plastic aligners to straighten your teeth gradually. Easy to use, you wear a set of aligners for at least 20 hours per day, and after about two weeks, you’ll change them out for another set, bringing you closer to the perfectly straight smile you’ve always wanted!
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures at Summit Dental Group. The best part? It can often be done in a single visit. The process includes having your teeth professionally cleaned to remove any plaque, tartar, and other debris from the surface of your teeth. A bleaching agent will then be applied to achieve a lighter shade than your original color. If an in-office whitening procedure isn’t for you, we can also provide you with an at-home tray whitening system or Crest Professional White Strips, which are 4x stronger and faster than store-bought brand Crest White Strips.
Dental implants are a standard cosmetic dentistry procedure that replaces lost or damaged teeth. At Summit Dental, our Boise dentists insert small titanium screws into a patient’s jaw at the site of a missing tooth. Once the bone and supporting tissues fuse to an implant, they are permanently secured into place. This screw will then serve as a support for a permanent crown. Dental implants look and feel entirely natural compared to your natural teeth.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of dental porcelain that cover the front of your teeth. These shells help to cover any visible flaws or damage to your teeth. Porcelain veneers are fixed to the surface of your teeth with a special cementing material. Cared for properly, porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years without any staining, and they will look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Dental crowns are cap-like fixtures that are placed over a damaged tooth. Dental crowns help to cover decayed, damaged, discolored, cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth. They also help to restore the shape, size, appearance of a tooth. Dental crowns are often made of porcelain, ceramic, or metal, and can last up to 30 years.
If you suffer from multiple issues affecting your mouth’s health, beauty, and function, you may need a full-mouth restoration. Full mouth restorations often combine different restorative and cosmetic treatments. This will provide you with effective solutions if your mouth isn’t working as it should. It will also improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile while improving any function problems you may have with your bite, muscles, teeth, or bone structure.
If you’re considering any of the procedures mentioned above, it’s vital to find a cosmetic dentist who specializes in the option you’re interested in. At Summit Dental, we provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including Invisalign aligners, teeth whitening, dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns, and full mouth restorations. Our Boise dentists will take the time to examine your mouth and discuss with you what you would like to have changed and which procedure is right for you.