With new technology and updated dental cosmetic procedures, you can keep your pearly whites happy and healthy for years to come. When you want your smile to shine, your teeth to be white and your mouth to be free of imperfections, getting a dental cosmetic procedure is worthwhile.
Top North Bergen dentist, Dr. Chithra Durgam has been providing dental cosmetic procedures for over 20 years.
- Teeth Whitening
Getting teeth whitening will help you look great and will make sure that your teeth look as perfect as possible.
There are plenty of teeth whitening procedures that you can get, but you need to understand which type is best for you. Whitening toothpaste requires silica to whiten the teeth thereby causing sensitivity. We suggest in-office whitening with a dentist to ensure the best results.
Some dentists use peroxide bleaching in order to whiten patients’ teeth, while others use a whitening light technology.
Getting your teeth whitened will cost somewhere in the range of $500 and $1200.
- Orthodontic & Invisalign Braces
When you want to get orthodontic braces, a professional will x-ray your mouth to find every instance of teeth that are misaligned. Having a crooked smile can cause gum infection as well, making this much bigger than just a cosmetic technique.
There are different types of braces available.
Traditional braces require dentists to use dental cement in order to glue brackets to your tooth enamel. From there, they will use wires and bands to create tension that will straighten your smile.
Clear aligners allow you to continuously switch to different trays in order to straighten your smile. These braces look more like mouthpieces, and you wear them on a routine basis, rather than getting them attached to your teeth. At Aesthetic Dental, we use a digital intraoral scanner, called an Itero to scan your teeth for the aligners to be created. This allows optimal comfort in the process andkeeps a permanent record or your teeth if you happened to lose an aligner. Your clear aligners are ready in approximately 2-4 weeks.
These braces allow you to maintain your teeth’s natural appearance while still fixing imperfections.
Invisalign is highly effective and also doesn’t have the comfort issues that you would find with traditional braces. Finding a dentist that handles Invisalign braces is one of the best ways to fix your smile.
Since there are so many different types of braces, you’ll be able to find many different prices for these braces. Having a dentist install your braces can cost you in the range of $3,400 and $13,000 depending on which type you get.
- Dental Veneers
It’s important that you figure out which procedure you’d like for the betterment of your smile, and veneers are a great option.
When you get a set of veneers, you’ll have a complete set of false teeth installed over the top of your natural teeth. These are more intricate than any other dental cosmetic procedure, which is why it’s also one of the priciest.
A dental veneer can cost as much as $2,500 for each tooth.They’re typically made of porcelain or composite material. The dentist will take a mouth impression and craft them specifically for you.
You’ll show up for several appointments in order to ensure that the dentist gets them just right and so that the placement is perfect.
- Dental Implants
This is another cosmetic procedure that involves the placement of false teeth.
Implants are installed one by one in order to replace extracted natural teeth. It’s usually made with titanium metal and will be drilled into your mouth in a simple process 20 minute process. After 3 months, the abutment and crown are placed over the implant.
The implants are placed separately and will help you to replace any teeth that are infected or that need to be replaced due to severe cavities.
- Composite Bonding
Composite bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is gaining popularity due to the fact that it makes the surface of your teeth look brand new.
Rather than installing actual teeth over top of your smile, the dentist attaches a composite bonded material to your teeth.
They install that film over the top of your teeth so that they look bright and white. It’s bonded in a way that the white composite bonding looks indistinguishable from your normal teeth.
- Dental Bridges
If you happen to enjoy dental implants, getting bridges may be an even better procedure.
With bridges, the dentist will create an entire row of false teeth, usually made out of composite material. They’re fitted together so that they look like a natural row of teeth.
This dental bridge is then placed into your mouth in order to cover areas of missing teeth that had to be extracted. With dental bridges, your cosmetic oral health professional will make the teeth fit perfectly in your mouth so that your smile is better because of it.
When you receive dental bridges, you’ll be better able to chew and speak if you are replacing the gaps between your teeth. This will help you to live a normal life, eat whatever foods you like and have a beautiful smile.