Dentistry has always been an important field for helping people to achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. More recently, cosmetic dentistry has become a popular branch of the dental field that focuses completely on repairing the teeth to improve their physical appearance. There are certain cosmetic dentistry procedures that improve both the look and the function of the teeth, however in most cases the main purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to improve appearance. There have been many technological advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry that have allowed cosmetic procedures to be more widely available to patients and doctors alike. As the field of cosmetic dentistry has continued to grow more and more dental practices are emphasizing their cosmetic procedures in addition to their general dental procedures. If you are considering having a cosmetic dental procedure to improve the appearance of your smile, call your dentist today to discuss your options.
Unfortunately these days there is a great emphasis on physical appearance instead of other more valuable personality traits. As this is the case and will be the case for the foreseeable future, more people are opting to have elective cosmetic procedures in order to meet the beauty standards that are set by society and the media. A big part of this is your smile. An attractive smile can give a huge boost of confidence for someone who has a less than desirable smile. Higher levels of self confidence tend to result in an overall higher quality of life. You only get one opportunity to make a first impression and as we know that someone’s smile is often one of the first things that we notice about them, it seems like your smile should be a top priority in terms of physical appearance. Thankfully, cosmetic dental procedures have become easier and more affordable for all patients thanks to technological advancements in the field.
There are many different types of cosmetic dental procedures. Some are minor, while others may require multiple visits to your doctor’s office before completion. The majority of cosmetic dental procedures are intended to be permanent and once the procedure has completed there should be little maintenance required as long as the patient maintains a daily oral hygiene routine and regular visits to their dentist. One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures is teeth whitening or bleaching. This is considered to be a minor procedure and many dentists offer teeth whitening or bleaching services that can be completed in house or out of house. An in house teeth whitening procedure involves a teeth whitening gel combined with a high-intensity light. This procedure can allow the patient to see results in as few as a couple of hours. Out of house whitening procedures involve custom-fitted trays that the patient fills with a bleaching gel and wears over their teeth for fifteen minutes at a time. This procedure can be done on the patient’s own time and in the comfort of their own home. Results are great but can take longer to notice than with in house whitening.
Levin Family Dental
6825 E. Tennessee Avenue, Suite 621
Denver CO, 80224