Cosmetic dentistry today offers a lot of simple and modern methods for improving the appearance of a patient’s teeth and gums. Thanks to developments in dental technology, what used to be a complicated and tedious procedure can now be completed in just one day!
Here are a few cosmetic dental procedures that you can inquire about at your trusted Highland dental office:
Crowns are prosthetic teeth made of porcelain material and can be infused with metal to make them stronger or more durable. Your dentist will use crowns to cover damaged teeth and bring back that beautiful smile.
Before, crowns took months to complete. Your dentist had to take your mouth/teeth impressions, send those to a lab, wait for your crowns to finish then call you in for a fitting. If there are any mistakes or adjustments that need to be made, your dentists might need to send back the crowns to the lab and you’ll have to wait again for a few weeks to get your new teeth.
Now, dentists can make dental crowns right in their clinics with the use of an advanced scanning machine called the CEREC or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction. This machine produces three-dimensional images of your teeth and jaws so your dentist can immediately plan your treatment. It also has its own milling unit, which allows your dentist to carve your crowns on the spot. You can walk out with new, beautiful teeth in just one afternoon!
In the past, if you wanted to correct your misaligned teeth, you only had traditional metal braces as an option. Metal braces are very effective but they can also be bulky, unsightly, and uncomfortable. Good thing there is a less invasive option today when it comes to correcting crooked teeth. Ask your Alpine dentist about Invisalign.
Invisalign is a set of clear aligners made of plastic. Unlike traditional braces, you can easily remove these plastic aligners if you want to eat or clean your teeth. Since they are transparent, you’ll also have that confidence to smile and not worry about how you look while wearing braces.
Garon Larsen D.M.D. Advance Dentistry and Personal Care is a dental office serving patients in Alpine and Highland, UT. You may call the office at 801-756-4440 to know more about other modern methods for cosmetic dental procedures.