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Cosmetic Dentistry, as the name suggests, is all about dental services that enhance the cosmetic and aesthetic appearance of your teeth even if they don’t serve a medical purpose. Since cosmetic dentistry isn’t medically necessary, people often assume that it’s not entirely important or necessary. Some even believe cosmetic dentistry is vain. However, even though cosmetic dentistry isn’t medically necessary, it still has a lot of valuable benefits.

Most importantly, cosmetic dentistry can drastically improve your self-confidence and mental health, which, in turn, can improve the general quality of your life. We all know that smiling is extremely important — it’s especially important as a means of securing first encounters, be it social or professional. A warm smile with a straight and even set of teeth can open many doors and opportunities for you. Smiling also has a direct correlation to your self-confidence — as such, having a set of teeth you can be proud of is also likely to improve your confidence, which can improve your life.

Furthermore, cosmetic dentistry can also enhance the general quality of your oral hygiene. People who are happy with their teeth are far more likely to take care of them and brush them thoroughly, thereby staving off the possibility of dental decay and bacterial infection.

At Sun Ridge Smiles, our primary goal is to give you the perfect set of teeth so you sail through life with a beautiful smile on your face. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services such as teeth whitening, zoom teeth whitening in-office, at-home teeth whitening, dental veneers, gingivectomy, lumineers, and cosmetic bonding. Please continue reading for a detailed discussion of cosmetic dentistry services.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening is an extremely popular cosmetic dentistry procedure and is the quickest way to transform your smile. As we go through life, our teeth get yellowed or discolored for various reasons — poor oral hygiene, habits like smoking, consumption of coffee, tea, and red wine, and other factors. The stains accumulate on our teeth’s enamel, contributing to the yellowed appearance. Teeth whitening is a procedure in which the dentist applies a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth and then uses a special light to catalyze the bleaching agent and remove all of the accumulated stains from your enamel, making your teeth look bright.

Zoom Teeth Whitening In-Office

Zoom Teeth Whitening In-Office is an advanced form of teeth whitening procedure. Sometimes, your teeth appear yellow not just because of the surface stains on your enamel but also because your enamel has gradually worn off and the dentin layer can be seen underneath the translucent enamel. Zoom Teeth Whitening is a special procedure in which the dentist applies the Zoom teeth whitening product on your teeth and activates it with a special zoom light — this doesn’t just remove the surface stains but also the underlying dentin layer. As such, it’s far more effective than traditional teeth whitening.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

As the name suggests, At-Home Teeth Whitening is a procedure with which you can gradually whiten your teeth at home. Some people opt for over-the-counter whitening products as well, but they are generally ineffective and can also damage your enamel so we don’t recommend them. Instead, you should visit your dentist so they can create a dental tray with the exact impression of your mouth and give you the whitening gel you need. You’ll have to apply the whitening gel in the dental tray and wear it over your teeth for a few hours every day. This procedure isn’t as immediate as in-office teeth whitening but you’ll see results in a few weeks.

Dental Veneers

Teeth whitening can only remove the surface stains from your teeth and not the intrinsic stains. Some people have intrinsically stained teeth or they have other deformities such as chipped teeth, crooked teeth, and other problems. In that case, it would be too time-consuming and expensive to treat all those issues individually. However, with dental veneers, you can immediately cover up all of your dental issues. This is a procedure in which the dentist carves and applies thin wafer-like porcelain chips over your existing teeth. The porcelain veneers look just like actual teeth and they completely transform the general aesthetic appearance of your teeth.

Gingivectomy

Gingivectomy is a popular procedure amongst those who have a “gummy smile” or those whose gums are uneven because of prior gum disease. During this procedure, the dentist uses a laser to remove the excess gum tissues and carve your gum line so it looks natural and well-proportioned in relation to your teeth.

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 Lumineers

Lumineers are an advanced form of dental veneers. The only issue with dental veneers is that the dentist can only attach them over your teeth after shaving off some of your existing enamel to accommodate the porcelain veneer. Lumineers are extremely slim dental veneers so they can be bonded over your existing teeth without the dentist having to make any alterations to your existing teeth. As such, Lumineers are also reversible.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic Bonding is yet another alternative to dental veneers for those who don’t want the dentist to shave off some of their enamel. During this procedure, the dentist applies composite resin material over your teeth and polishes and carves it to modify the external appearance of your teeth. This also transforms the external appearance of your teeth without making any big changes — however, it’s not as effective as dental veneers.

Schedule your Cosmetic Dentistry Session

Sun Ridge Smiles has some of the finest cosmetic dentists in the country who can examine your teeth and discuss exactly how to give you the best smile for your general appearance. For more information, please schedule your cosmetic dentistry session today.