Cosmetic dentistry offers treatments that can help enhance the appearance of your teeth, gums, and overall smile. If you are unhappy with the way it looks currently, one of the below treatments might be the solution.

Here are 5 cosmetic dentistry procedures that can transform your smile, for the better!

1. Teeth Whitening

Stained and discoloration on teeth happens to many. This occurs because of certain beverages and food consumed but can also happen with age. Plus, smoking or chewing tobacco doesn’t help, either! Regardless of the reason why your dentist in Las Vegas can help.

While there are plenty of over-the-counter products on the market currently, in-office tooth whitening systems are more effective. There are many reasons for this. Firstly, dental offices have access to stronger bleaching materials. As well, dentists offer customized trays that can perfectly fit your teeth. No need to waste time and money trying teeth whiteners from a big box store that may not work. Simply book an appointment with your dentist and notice results, almost instantly after your first treatment.

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2. Porcelain Veneers

Another option that eliminates stained or discolored teeth, is porcelain veneers. However, this cosmetic dentistry treatment can do far more than simply whiten your teeth.

In addition to staining, veneers help correct:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Short or misshapen teeth

Also referred to as dental veneers, thin sheets of ceramic material cover your teeth to help change their color, shape, and more. They look and function like natural teeth. Veneers can last for a fairly long time if maintained properly. This requires the same care as real teeth. Simply brush and floss twice daily and use a mouthwash rinse. Also recommended are regular visits to your Las Vegas, NV dentist.

3. Invisalign

Looking to straighten your teeth? Invisalign could be the right option for you! This cosmetic dentistry treatment appeals to both adults and teens as they are “clear” braces. Invisalign’s invisible aligners straighten your smile without the discomfort and metal-like appearance that traditional braces bring.

Choosing Invisalign over other orthodontic appliances provides plenty of benefits. As they are clear, it’s hard for others to realize you are wearing them unless you mention it. Plus, you can eat what you want, as they are removable. No dietary restrictions with Invisalign! You can also continue with your regular oral health hygiene routine as normal, as they can be taken out of your mouth. Lastly, there’s a major “comfort” level to them. Aligners are smooth plastic. Therefore, no need to worry about cutting your mouth or tongue on wires or sharp brackets.

4. Dental Implants

This treatment replaces teeth that are missing or need to be extracted due to damage. The implant is secured into your jawbone. It essentially becomes a permanent fixture in your mouth. Dental implants provide a fully functional tooth, which stands on its own. You can speak with confidence, chew foods without worry, and smile again! They are natural-looking, plus, they help minimize any stress, decay, or damage to surrounding teeth. This is because they don’t need the support of nearby teeth as dentures do. They require the same maintenance and care as regular teeth and can last a lifetime if well taken care of.

5. Chao Pinhole Surgical

Receding gums offer an uncomfortable feeling. They can also make you feel unattractive when you smile. When gums recede, the root of your tooth shows. This makes your teeth look awkward as the root color is darker than enamel. They can make your straight teeth look crooked, and cause tooth sensitivity.

What causes gums to recede? See some examples listed below:

  • Overbrushing, or brushing and flossing too hard
  • Gum disease
  • Tobacco use
  • Tongue, cheek, or lip piercings
  • Bruxism (grinding/clenching)
  • Exposure to stomach acid from vomiting or GERD

The good news is, your cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas can help with this through the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. This procedure takes your current gum tissues and repositions them to cover your tooth roots. 

This treatment offers the following benefits:

  • Only one small incision the size of a pinhole
  • Faster recovery
  • No stitches
  • More attractive results

At the end of the day, there’s a cosmetic dental treatment for any smile issue you may have. You can choose one to address multiple imperfections or more than one treatment for a complete smile makeover!

Get Cosmetic Dentistry in Las Vegas

If you’re searching for a highly qualified cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas, look no further than Dr. Polley. He’s a graduate, mentor, and clinical instructor at the prestigious Kois Center. As such, Dr. Polley has an incredible amount of knowledge, skill, and passion to help you reach your smile goals.

If you’re ready to turn the smile of your dreams into a reality, give our dental office a call today at (702) 873-0324. You can also book an appointment online!