Your teeth get worn down when you don’t take care of them. The repetitive stress of chewing can wear down the hard enamel of your teeth, making it susceptible to cavities and other damage. No matter how well you take care of your teeth, over time you will likely begin to see signs of wear and tear.
Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers various ways to give your teeth a new lease on life and restore your confidence in your smile. Want to keep your charming and beautiful smile? Here are some dental procedures to help you achieve that right here in Doral, Florida.
Teeth can become discolored and stained due to lifestyle habits, such as repeatedly drinking coffee and tea or tobacco use. Although yellow teeth have little bearing on your health, some people prefer maintaining white teeth to indicate good oral hygiene.
If you want to brighten your teeth, one of the best ways is through the Zoom!® whitening procedure. By using an advanced Zoom!® whitening lamp and whitening gel, this in-office treatment whitens your teeth by an average of eight shades and takes less than an hour to complete.
Before the procedure starts, you will be asked to wear a protective covering on your eyes, lips, and gums. Your dentist will first apply whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide to your teeth before using a Zoom whitening lamp. The light activates the hydrogen peroxide and removes deep stains on your teeth.
Like Zoom, Sapphire Whitening uses a gel and lamp system. The Sapphire Supreme Light can whiten your teeth by up to seven shades without exposing you to harmful UV rays. It only takes about thirty minutes to complete. You also have the option to purchase a take-home kit if you want to whiten your teeth yourself.
Are your crooked or crowded teeth causing you embarrassment? Invisalign® can get your teeth in proper alignment. Made of transparent material, Invisalign offers a discreet and custom-made alternative to traditional metal braces. Removing the aligners for eating, brushing, and cleaning is also easy to do and completely safe.
Invisalign treatments involve a series of aligners that progressively realign your teeth. You will wear each aligner for approximately two weeks, giving your teeth ample time to align. Your dentist will then issue the next aligner in your series. Invisalign can help you achieve your desired outcome in about 12 months.
Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown offers a solution to decayed or damaged teeth. A crown made out of durable material is fitted on top of a natural tooth or dental implant to restore your teeth’s structure and function. Dental crowns are custom-made to look natural and just like your other teeth so that you can smile with confidence and security.
On the other hand, dental bridges are best for individuals with one or more missing teeth. A bridge is a structure that typically consists of two crowns (abutment teeth) attached on each side of the gap and a false tooth, also known as a pontic, in between the two crowns.
Since a missing tooth can affect your overall mouth structure, a dental bridge is useful in keeping your other teeth in place, correcting your bite, and preserving your smile.
A veneer is a thin laminate usually made out of porcelain. In this procedure, your dentist will first make a mold of your teeth so that a dental technician can craft a veneer that matches the shape, size, and color of the rest of your teeth. Once it is ready, your dentist will scrape enough enamel from your teeth to attach the veneer.
If you have chipped, crowding, or discolored teeth, veneers are an excellent option to conceal them. They are less invasive than other dental procedures and help protect your teeth from further damage caused by acid in your mouth.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Doral, Florida
Cosmetic dentistry serves more than just aesthetic purposes. It can help prevent further damage, reduce the risk of periodontal disease, and improve your overall oral health. If you want to see which treatment is right for you, visit Smiles at Doral for a comprehensive oral check-up.
Dr. Belkis C. Del Puerto leads our team. She is an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, and Invisalign teeth straightening.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, call us at (305) 597-2227 or fill out our appointment request form. We look forward to helping you achieve a bright and healthy smile.