If you’ve ever looked at a celebrity magazine or seen a beautiful person on television and wondered how they got so lucky to have beautiful teeth, you might be surprised to find that those people usually have cosmetic dentistry to fix their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry has become more popular in recent years, and it is becoming more accessible to the average person with payment plans at local dental offices, and the innovative technologies that are making cosmetic dentistry more affordable. There are a number of trends happening in the cosmetic dental industry right now that you might have heard of; and if you haven’t, here are three really cool trends in cosmetic dentistry that you might consider to help improve the look of your teeth.
3D Tooth Fabrication
If scientists and technology leaders can print a human ear, you better believe that they have been using 3D technology to create teeth. 3D tooth fabrication is a trending procedure that is happening in cosmetic dentistry right now. As people crack or damage teeth, they seek treatment from their general dentists. General dentists refer patients to cosmetic dentists to have the look of the tooth improved. Sometimes, a cracked tooth needs to be removed and replaced completely, and if a crown is not a great option for a patient, or if the patient doesn’t want a crown, they can opt to have a tooth built just for them using 3D tooth printing. Sounds pretty cool.
Tooth whitening is not a new concept but the innovation that has taken place of the last few years, with the introduction of at-home professional whitening kits, has increased the popularity of these treatments. Many people try to do tooth whitening at home and find that it causes sensitivity and provides poor results. This brings patients into the cosmetic dental office to find out about alternative options, or to even correct the leftover stains that the at-home kit did not take care of. Professional at-home whitening kits are stronger, better, require less time, and provide better results than department store or pharmacy-style tooth whitening kits. After all, people want white teeth.
Veneers are a popular trend in cosmetic dentistry. They are sturdy, semi-permanent, solutions to cracked or chipped teeth. Veneers are a popular choice for patients who want to change the look of their teeth without having to replace teeth. They are more affordable than dental implants, and they are easier than crowns to place. You can get a beautiful smile in no time when you decide to have porcelain veneers placed on your teeth.
Whether you want to improve the look of your smile, or you just want to improve the look of one tooth, cosmetic dentistry is a great option for a lot of people. With so many trends, and continued interest in cosmetic dentistry, innovation and options will continue to come about that makes getting the smile of your dreams easier than ever.
Baer Dental Designs is one of the leading cosmetic dental service providers in Aurora, CO. Read more here about our practice and some of the treatments Dr. Christoper Baer provides.