Cosmetic Dentistry: Options for Better Looking Teeth

Cosmetic dentistry has become quite popular as more and more people are now aware that they can improve the appearance of their teeth with just a few simple procedures that won’t even take a whole day at the dentist’s chair.

For example, when you visit your Grand Junction top cosmetic dentist to have a session for teeth whitening, you may only need an hour or so to finish the procedure and get instant whitening results. Here are other options available in the dental world today that are guaranteed to bring back that confident smile on your face.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that help solve a variety of dental problems including stained, chipped, and crooked teeth. Having veneers made is not really a complicated procedure and may only require your Grand Junction dentist to remove a thin layer of your teeth’s enamel, which is the outermost layer of a tooth. Then, impressions of your mouth will be taken for the permanent veneers. Treatment will take two short visits, as your veneers will need to be fabricated at an off-site dental lab.

Tooth Shaping

This procedure is most suited for patients who have irregularly shaped teeth. For example, tooth shaping can help shorten long teeth or round off the points of a sharp, pointy end of a tooth. An even shape for all your teeth will obviously make your smile look more appealing and help enhance the shape of your lips as well.

The procedure involves removal of a thin layer of the enamel until the desired shape is achieved. It is painless because the enamel has no nerves and only takes about thirty minutes or so. There may be a slight sensitivity after tooth shaping but this can be treated by fluoride products and/or desensitizers.

Grand Dental, P.C., headed by Dr. Eric Benefield, can help you know more about cosmetic dentistry and what other options or procedures are available based on your dental requirements. Call their clinic today at (970) 243-8580.