When checking your reflection in the mirror, if you notice teeth that are gapped, chipped, or uneven, there are a variety of cosmetic dental procedures available that can give you the smile of your dreams while also boosting your self-confidence. Cosmetic dentistry gives patients the opportunity to improve a smile that has minor to severe imperfections and flaws.
Dr. Uttma Dham is a cosmetic dentist in Plantation, FL that is skilled in a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Her artistic abilities combined with the finest materials available can dramatically enhance your smile and improve your overall appearance.
Because of the latest advancements in the industry, cosmetic dental procedures are more affordable and attainable than ever before. Below are some of the reasons why you should consider cosmetic dentistry. To schedule your consultation with a Plantation cosmetic dentist, call 954-476-4535 or contact us today via email.
Close Gaps and Straighten Crooked Teeth
Dental misalignment or gaps between teeth can prevent you from fully smiling. Traditionally, the only available option for repairing this issue involved metal braces. However, with the advancement in orthodontic treatment, patients can now guide teeth back into proper alignment and close small gaps with virtually invisible aligner trays.
To be the most effective, Invisalign® trays need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day, however, you can remove them to eat and brush your teeth, and even for important meetings or social events. Adults find this cosmetic dentistry solution extremely beneficial for correcting their smile without the hassle and discomfort of metal brackets and wires. Treatment can generally be completed within in a year, providing you with a straighter and healthier smile. Because straight teeth are much easier to keep clean, this cosmetic treatment can also protect your long-term oral health while also providing you with an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Replace Amalgam Fillings
Metal amalgam fillings can be difficult to hide when you smile and laugh. Even worse, overtime they can darken the outer surface of the entire tooth, making them even more obvious. At Westside Dental, we can replace old amalgam fillings with durable, tooth-colored composite resin, tinted to blend naturally with your tooth. Once securely in place, you will hardly even recognize the filling yourself.
Tooth-colored composite resin can also be used as a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers. Dental bonding can help conceal a number of cosmetic blemishes, including gapped teeth, moderate to severe dental staining, and disproportionate teeth.
Brighten Your Smile
Research has shown that a smile is one of the first traits we notice in each other, and when teeth are stained, yellowed, or dull-looking, your smile can negatively impact your social life, job success, and self-esteem.
As one of the more requested cosmetic dentistry solutions, professional teeth whitening treatments can help dramatically lighten your smile. Although whitening kits, toothpastes, and strips can frequently be found at any local grocery store, they don’t provide the most effective solution to brightening your smile. These over-the-counter treatments can cause dental sensitivity while only lightening teeth by one to two shades.
At Westside Dental Center, we provide both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments with Zoom! Teeth Whitening and KÖR Whitening. Our in-office treatment can reveal dramatic results in just 45 minutes.
Repair Chipped Teeth and Smooth Uneven Edges
When teeth whitening, Invisalign®, and bonding are not able to deliver the results desired, we provide customized porcelain veneers and Snap-on Smile®. Both procedures can conceal a number of imperfections, including chipped and worn teeth.
Teeth that have uneven edges or are chipped and cracked can create an unattractive and unappealing smile, while also lead to dental sensitivity and difficulty eating your favorite foods. Porcelain veneers are custom-made to fit seamlessly over the surface of your teeth. Because veneers require a small amount of enamel removal to fit snugly over the tooth, this cosmetic treatment is permanent, and can provide natural, lasting results for 10 to 15 years.
If you are looking for a non-invasive and more affordable option to covering chipped teeth or intrinsic dental stains, we can create a customized Snap-on Smile® that will completely cover your unsatisfactory smile. This treatment does not require enamel removal, making it completely reversible.