A beautiful smile doesn’t come naturally to most people. Various factors can affect the way your teeth look, which can influence your self-esteem. If you have insecurities about your appearance because of unattractive teeth, you can revamp your smile without needing invasive dental work. Here are 3 minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to improve your pearly whites and boost your confidence.
Benefits of an Attractive Smile
An attractive smile is associated with youth, confidence, and success. If you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, chances are you don’t smile often. You may even avoid certain settings because you’re too concerned about your teeth. Not only can it affect your quality of life, but your teeth can also affect your career prospects.
Researchers have found that a pleasant smile is more appealing to employers, clients, and customers. Investing in cosmetic dentistry will improve your outlook on life while ensuring your smile is giving the right impression for new career opportunities.
Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatments
There are more options than ever before to address common aesthetic problems, like discolored or chipped teeth. You’ll require a consultation with a cosmetic dentist to determine which treatments are right for you, but popular minimally invasive options include:
1. Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a great solution because they fix many issues at once. A veneer is a thin shell bonded to the front surface of a tooth to improve its color, shape, and size. Bonding them to the teeth visible when smiling allows you to cover many imperfections at once, like stains, gaps, and chips.
Modern veneers are thinner than ever before, so less enamel is removed during the bonding process. You’ll preserve more of your teeth structures using a minimally invasive method. After just 2 appointments, you can have a picture-perfect smile that can last for a decade or longer.
2. Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Cosmetic dental bonding can give you the smile of your dreams after one appointment. A cosmetic resin is used to fix minor imperfections, like tooth decay, stains, chips, or exposed roots.
The resin is shaded to match the color of your enamel to blend in with your tooth. After your tooth is prepared, the resin is applied and molded into the ideal shape before being hardened with a special dental light. You’ll walk out of your appointment with stunning results that can last for many years before needing to be replaced.
3. At-Home Teeth Whitening
You can enjoy the convenience of an OTC whitening product and the results of an in-office treatment with take-home teeth whitening. Your dentist will give you everything you need to get your teeth up to 8 shades whiter from the comfort of your home.
You’ll use the trays and whitening gel daily for about 2 weeks. Your teeth will get whiter gradually to reveal a stunning, younger-looking smile. With good oral hygiene and the right maintenance, your results can last for many months or years.
It’s never too late to invest in a stunning smile. Your cosmetic dentist will create the personalized plan you need to reach your goals.
About Dr. Kevin Labosky
Dr. Labosky has over 2 decades of experience creating healthy, beautiful smiles. After graduating from the Temple University School of Dentistry, he has regularly continued his education in various specialties, including cosmetic dentistry. He has completed courses at the prestigious Dawson Academy and is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Dental Association. Request an appointment through our website or call (814) 364-4799.