What Does “Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry” Mean?
If you’re someone who has been curious about cosmetic dentistry, but avoided the topic for fear of the involved procedures, you’re not alone. Many people want a beautiful smile, but they don’t want extensive treatment to get there. In many cases, it’s actually possible to create a beautiful smile without tons of visits and high treatment costs. Conservative cosmetic dentistry relies on shaping and slightly altering the teeth you already have to create an ideal smile. Using a few different techniques, your dentist can gently shape your smile and give you stunning results.
Invisible Aligners Are Subtle and Effective
Invisible aligners have a number of advantages over traditional braces. If you need to correct severe cases of misalignment, you may need more traditional braces, however, invisible aligners can be used to great cosmetic effect. Often, gently shaping your teeth is enough to produce exemplary improvement in your smile. Aligners can give you straighter teeth that are easier to clean and that look better in photographs. Plus, the comfortable aligners are easy to clean and much more comfortable than wires or brackets.
Laser Gum Contouring Is Gentle
Gum contouring is a process that can be used to improve the ratio of gum-to-teeth in your smile. This can be useful when you have gum tissue that covers up uneven portions of your teeth and creates an irregular smile. Laser gum contouring is a gentle treatment method that is kind to your gum tissue. The use of lasers reduces the risk that tissue becomes unintentionally damaged. It also greatly reduces any chance of infection, as well as the recovery time for the procedure. Plus, when performed with lasers, the treatment is much more comfortable.
Teeth Whitening Brightens Your Existing Smile
Teeth whitening is yet another way to improve the appearance of your already healthy teeth. Staining is a common experience for nearly everyone. Your dental enamel is strong, but it’s also porous. That means that tiny pigment particles can become trapped in the enamel, eventually yellowing your teeth. Teeth whitening uses a bleaching agent to remove that pigment and restore the white appearance to your teeth. In many cases, you can use a professional whitening take-home kit from your dentist, or schedule in-office treatment for the procedure.
Learn About All of the Conservative Cosmetic Treatments at Modern Smiles
You don’t need drastic treatments that rebuild and reshape your teeth in order to see a cosmetic improvement. Often, simple, conservative cosmetic treatments can get the job done. You’ll appreciate how comfortable the treatments are, as well as how little overhead is involved. To learn more about aligners, contouring, and whitening, as well as the other treatments provided by Modern Smiles, contact our North Hollywood, CA office at 818-763-9353.