Which Type Of Cosmetic Dental Procedure Is Right For You?

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If you want to have a nicer smile, then there are a number of ways that you can go about it. A cosmetic dentist will be able to provide you with a huge number of choices, so you might be a bit overwhelmed. To help you get an idea of what you want in the future, here are some of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures:


If you want to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped or discolored, then you might want to get bonding, which adds a thin layer of material to the front of your teeth. The process is quick and painless, but bonding is not viable in all cases.

Bonding won't last very long, which means that you will need to get it reapplied every few months. It's also more fragile than other options, which means that it can chip relatively easily.

Professional Whitening

If you don't want to do something so drastic, then you can still get your teeth whitened. You might have considered whitening in the past, and you might even have used an over-the-counter whitening product, but a professional whitening is quite a bit different,

For starters, there are pretty strict restrictions on whitening products that are applied at home. They cannot be too strong for safety reasons, which means that they won't be as effective as you might want. On the other hand, cosmetic dentists can use much more potent substances, meaning that they can give you a longer-lasting and brighter smile.

It's also pretty difficult to whiten your own teeth, since it leads to very awkward positioning. Even if you have a friend do the whitening for you, they won't have all that much experience. With a cosmetic dentist, you get a professional that knows exactly how to whiten your teeth, leaving no spot untouched.


Veneers are somewhat similar to bonding, but are much more permanent. With veneers, a layer of porcelain will be applied to your teeth. This can last for years, which is much longer than most cosmetic options, and it will blend in with the color of your teeth perfectly. As long as you don't stain your veneers with coffee, red wine, or the like, you will have a radiant smile for a very long time.

Unfortunately, veneers are pretty demanding. If your teeth are shaped improperly or are missing too much enamel, then veneers might be difficult to install. Since your teeth will need to be partially sculpted to allow the veneer to fit properly, you need to have a certain amount of excess enamel to make room.

For more information, contact Aaron G Birch, DDS PC or a similar dental professional.


11 February 2016

Dentistry for the Whole Family

Do you have a different doctor from your spouse? Does your child see a pediatrician? Most families have different medical health providers for different members of the family. This makes sense in most cases, but did you know that you can find a dentist who will treat every person in the family from a baby to a senior? I'm a manager or a family dentist, and in this blog you will learn why a family dentist is a great idea. I will tell you the many advantages of taking every family member to the same dentist, and I will give you tips of finding the right dental office for your family.