If you’re ready for a new smile for the new year, read on to learn about 5 of the top cosmetic dental treatments offered at Chestnut Dental in Massachusetts.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you’re looking to enhance or alter the appearance of your smile, look no further than cosmetic dentistry. With cosmetic dentistry, the experienced dentists at Chestnut Dental can modify the shape, color, and alignment of your smile, as well as fill in any gaps and discreetly restore decayed or damaged teeth with tooth-colored fillings. Thanks to modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry, it is now achievable for people to obtain a nearly perfect set of teeth with cosmetic enhancements and restorations that are practically unnoticeable to everyone else.
What Are 5 Of The Top Cosmetic Dental Treatments At Chestnut Dental?
- Teeth Whitening
- Invisalign Clear Braces
- Porcelain Veneers
- White Fillings
- Crowns and Bridges
1. Teeth Whitening
It is common for teeth to darken over time. This can be the result of certain foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and soda. Other factors that can yellow or discolor teeth include smoking, poor hygiene, or aging. Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment that removes surface stains and lightens the color of teeth to improve the overall appearance of your smile. With teeth whitening, you might find that you’ll look and feel more youthful and confident.
While some people may choose to restore the natural color of their teeth, others may choose to brighten their teeth beyond the natural hue. At Chestnut Dental, we are pleased to offer Zoom Professional In-Office Whitening By Phillips. This revolutionary blue LED light whitening technology can whiten teeth up to 8 shades in a single 1-2 hour visit. Patients can expect instant results, and the procedure can be adjusted to cater to individual sensitivity levels and desired outcomes.
2. Invisalign Clear Braces
If you are looking for an effective way to straighten your crooked or crowded teeth without having to resort to metal braces, then Invisalign® could be the perfect solution for you. Invisalign® is an orthodontic technology that was first introduced in 1999, and at Chestnut Dental, we have been providing Invisalign® treatment since 2001. Our long history and high level of expertise have earned us the distinction of being a Diamond Top 1% Provider, a recognition that is only awarded to a select few orthodontists nationwide.
With Invisalign®, you can achieve a straight and healthy smile without having to worry about feeling embarrassed. If you wonder if Invisalign® technology can help you on your smile journey, call our offices and schedule a consultation.
3. Porcelain Veneers
If you’re looking to give your smile a picture-perfect makeover, veneers may be the perfect solution. These thin, semi-translucent shells are applied by a dentist to the front of your teeth. The technology of veneers was first developed in 1928 by Californian dentist Charles Pincus to temporarily improve the appearance of actors’ teeth for film shoots.
Now, thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, veneers are more permanent and can last up to 10-30 years with proper care and maintenance. At Chestnut Dental, we proudly offer porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are both highly resistant to stains and replicate the light-reflection abilities of natural teeth.
4. White Fillings
A dental filling replaces a damaged tooth structure due to decay or fractures with a material to restore its function and aesthetics. With the advances in modern dental materials and techniques, it is now possible to achieve more pleasing, natural-looking smiles using materials such as a state-of-the-art tooth-colored resin (composite) or porcelain. A composite filling is usually done in one visit, during which the tooth is prepared and restored. Furthermore, composite fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure than other dental restorations. Other types of white fillings include composite inlays and porcelain inlays and onlays.
5. Crowns And Bridges
Crowns and bridges are two types of restorative dentistry that serve both a functional and aesthetic purpose and can improve the health and aesthetics of your smile. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an existing tooth that is decayed, cracked, or damaged. These crowns can be made from materials such as porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to gold; porcelain generally offers the most natural-looking appearance.
A dental bridge is a device that fills a gap or space that a tooth previously occupied. Bridges are used to help maintain a healthy smile by preventing the shifting of teeth, replacing a missing tooth, and safeguarding the integrity of existing teeth.
Chestnut Dental is proud to offer three locations to serve patients all over Massachusetts. With over 5 decades of experience refining the Chestnut Dental coordinated care model and offices open on Saturdays and during the evening, Chestnut Dental is ready for all your cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry needs. If you are interested in improving your smile and self-esteem, get in touch with our experts in Bedford, Needham, or Franklin today.