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There is a lot more to dentistry than just pulling teeth or filling cavities. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on creating a smile you can be proud of sharing with others. Many people are reluctant to show their smiles. Cosmetic treatment options improve our appearance and give your confidence a boost. Here are 10 ways cosmetic dentistry procedures can revive your smile.

Teeth Whitening

Even if you don’t drink a lot of coffee or tea, your teeth can become stained or dull over time. Maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine helps some. However, many foods, beverages, and wine can dull or yellow your teeth. Cosmetic dentists restore the natural color of your teeth using professional teeth whitening techniques.

Dental Bonding

If you have small gaps between two teeth, you may be self-conscious about it, especially if it’s in the middle of your smile. Dental bonding is a dental technique that seamlessly fills in spaces between teeth. A tooth-colored resin and adhesives are used to make a permanent fix. Dr. Araldi usually recommends dental bonding to improve the appearance of teeth that are badly stained, chipped, or broken.

Dental Veneers

Small gaps, deep stains or discolorations, chips, and a crooked tooth line can affect your appearance. Dental veneers correct these using small slivers of composite or porcelain materials. Adhesives are used to place the veneers on the front of teeth. Veneers look natural and can last for 10 or more years.

Inlays and Onlays

Older fillings were made of metal and were very unsightly. Today, fillings are more natural-looking, which is more cosmetic. However, inlays and onlays are new types of replacement fillings that look more like your real teeth. They fill the cavity, but also cover the surrounding area on the tooth. They are also stronger than traditional fillings, so they are not as likely to become damaged or displaced.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used for poorly shaped or badly damaged teeth. This can happen due to an accident, large fillings, or heavy decay. Dental crowns can also be used to cover spaces between teeth. Another term for crowns is caps. They are made to fit over the entire tooth and shaped to fit your smile.

Dental Bridges

Cosmetic dentistry can enhance and improve your smile by using dental bridges. This treatment is used for replacing a missing tooth. A bridge anchors replacement teeth to strong, natural teeth on either side. Once fitted, they are almost totally undetectable.

Dental Implants

If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implants can provide a permanent solution. Artificial teeth are surgically implanted to replace each missing tooth. They will improve your smile and last a lifetime. Dental implants are a permanent fix.

Teeth Straightening

It used to be that to straighten teeth, patients had to endure months of uncomfortable braces, brackets, and wires. Thanks to the advancement of modern cosmetic dentistry, aligners can provide the same desired result. Now, to straighten teeth, Dr. Araldi uses custom-designed sets of transparent aligners. They are just as effective at straightening teeth, removable, and much more comfortable to wear.

Gum Therapy

Sometimes a smile is too toothy or too gummy. At Saratoga Dentistry, we use modern gum therapy techniques that don’t require surgery to improve the way your gums and teeth look.

Dentures

Dentures are a solution for patients who do not have teeth. They restore your smile and through modern advancements, they look more natural than ever before. At Saratoga Dental, we have full dentures, partial dentures, or all-on-four dentures.

Contact Your Saratoga Dental Office Today

If you are ready to renew or reinvent your smile, contact us today. Dr. Araldi can use the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures to create the smile you have always wanted. Call us to schedule your visit today!

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