Cosmetic Dentistry has come a long way since its inception, offering patients the opportunity to achieve their desired look through innovative techniques and materials. Today’s dentists can provide minor to major changes to a person’s smile, making cosmetic dentistry an accessible option for everyone.
The Power of a Beautiful Smile
A great-looking smile can not only improve your appearance but also enhance your social life. In a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 96% of participants agreed that a beautiful smile can have a significant impact on one’s life. Unfortunately, 65% of respondents were unhappy with their smiles. Fortunately, Cosmetic Dentistry can help change that.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Cosmetic Dentistry procedures come in all shapes and sizes, from simple teeth whitening to complex smile makeovers. Let’s explore some of the most popular procedures available.
Teeth Contouring: A Simple Solution
Teeth contouring is one of the simplest and most straightforward cosmetic dentistry procedures. It can be done without anesthesia and is as simple as filing down a tooth that appears longer or is slightly out of alignment with the others. Patients are often pleasantly surprised at how this minor adjustment can enhance their smile.
Gum Contouring: Improving Gum Levels
Evening out gum levels can help teeth to look more evenly sized and can make short teeth appear longer. Gum contouring is a simple procedure that can have a significant impact on the overall appearance of your smile.
Teeth Whitening: The Most Popular Procedure
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the United States. Research has shown that people find a whiter smile to be more attractive. The teeth whitening procedure can be done at home or in the office, with both options proving to be highly successful at giving patients a dramatic change to their smile with minimal cost and time invested.
Dental Bonding: A Versatile Solution
Dental bonding can restore teeth damaged by decay, but it can also be used to change color or shape, fix chipped teeth, or close small gaps in your smile. This procedure is quick and can usually be completed in a single visit, easily altering your smile in as little as an hour.
Replacing Old Silver Restorations: A Brighter Smile
Replacing silver fillings with new white fillings or porcelain onlays can make your whole smile brighter. This is a simple procedure that can have a big impact on the overall appearance of your smile.
Porcelain veneers and crowns are a great way to replace lost tooth structure and alter imperfect teeth. These cosmetic dentistry procedures require multiple visits but can provide you with a beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers are custom-made, ultra-thin, tooth-colored shells that are adhesively bonded to the teeth. Porcelain crowns can be used on teeth that either already have crowns or need more extensive work. Both porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns can give patients a flawless, more youthful, and attractive smile.
Dental implants are the newest addition to cosmetic dentistry and provide another option for tooth replacement. Whether it is a single tooth or a full mouth restoration, dental implants can fill that need. Missing teeth have long been considered a sign of old age. Having a full set of white teeth can give you a more youthful appearance.
Bite Reclamation: Restoring Lost Height
Over time, our teeth lose some height, leading to a loss of vertical dimension. Dental implants and porcelain crowns can be used to reclaim a person’s bite, increasing vertical height and reducing wrinkles around the mouth that develop as we age.
Cosmetic Dentistry empowers dentists to fulfill patients’ dreams of having the perfect smile. While some people may only require minor fixes to address long-standing issues, others may desire a more extensive Hollywood-style smile makeover. With cutting-edge techniques, modern cosmetic dentistry caters to both requirements. Maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings is important, regardless of the treatment you opt for.
Marielaina Perrone DDS can help you regain confidence in your smile. Our primary goal is to provide patients with the best possible smile. Our cosmetic dental team offers various services, including routine dental cleanings and the cosmetic and restorative procedures discussed above.
If you are considering a smile makeover, contact Marielaina Perrone, DDS, at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no-cost cosmetic consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired smile using state-of-the-art techniques in Summerlin, Henderson, and Las Vegas, NV.
Dr. Marielaina Perrone is a highly respected and experienced dentist in Henderson, Nevada, with over two decades of expertise in providing quality dental care to her patients. She graduated from Stony Brook University School Of Dental Medicine and has completed advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and orthodontics.
Dr. Perrone is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry and continuing education to provide the best possible care for her patients.
Dr. Perrone takes a patient-centered approach and believes in personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s unique needs and preferences. Her gentle and compassionate demeanor creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for patients during their dental appointments.
Aside from dentistry, Dr. Perrone enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking. She also volunteers her time and expertise to various charitable organizations in her community.