Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular dental treatments among people who want to improve their smiles. It can help correct aesthetic flaws and provide a healthy and attractive smile.
Non-invasive cosmetic dentistry is one of the most recent developments in this sector, emphasising preserving natural tooth structure and avoiding invasive procedures such as veneers, crowns and implants. Non-invasive cosmetic dentistry treatments are generally less expensive than traditional invasive treatments and they often provide better results. They also require fewer visits to the dentist and reduce the risk of complications from invasive treatments.
Here are some of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic dentistry options for improving your smile:
Teeth whitening is one of the most common non-invasive ways to improve a smile. It involves using a chemical bleaching agent to remove surface stains on teeth, leaving them brighter and whiter. Most teeth whitening products can be purchased over-the-counter or from your dentist’s office, depending on what type you need. Professional teeth whitening may require multiple visits to achieve the desired outcome.
Tooth bonding is another non-invasive option for restoring chipped, broken or discoloured teeth. During this procedure, a tooth-coloured composite material is applied to the affected tooth surface to restore its appearance. This material can be virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel. It will last between five and ten years with proper care and maintenance.
Dental veneers are thin shells made out of porcelain or composite resin designed to cover the front surfaces of teeth to mask aesthetic flaws such as chips, cracks or discolouration. Veneers are custom-made for each patient in order to ensure proper fit and color matching. While they may not last as long as traditional crowns or bridges, they still provide excellent aesthetic results with minimal invasiveness when placed correctly by experienced cosmetic dentists.
Invisalign is an invisible orthodontic system that utilizes clear plastic aligner trays instead of traditional metal braces for straightening crooked or crowded teeth without requiring any metal brackets or wires that can be uncomfortable and unsightly during treatment. Our Invisalign treatment in Calgary typically varies depending on how much movement needs to occur; however, it should generally take anywhere between six months – 1 year.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Soft tissue laser dentistry is used to treat gum disease by removing diseased gum tissue while simultaneously promoting healing in surrounding healthy gum tissue through laser technology instead of traditional scalpel surgery methods associated with periodontal treatment.
Botox Treatment For Gummy Smile Correction
Botox injections provide a non-surgical way to reduce excessive gums for those who have what’s known as a “gummy” smile. This is useful for someone who has too much gum showing when smiling due to an overgrowth of gums along the upper front upper teeth line due to genetics which causes them to appear more prominent than normal.
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically implanted into the jawbone, replacing missing root function and acting as anchors replacement teeth. Usually made porcelain crown bridges provide quick, effective solutions replacing single multiple missing along with restoring chewing function aesthetics.
Also known as full mouth reconstruction, complete cosmetically driven redesigning of a patient’s overall dental profile facial harmony through a combination of various above-outlined individual services specifically designed for each patient problem-based evaluation.
How to Choose the Best Non-Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
Before you choose any non-invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure, it is important to assess your goals and needs to determine which treatment plan will work best for you.
Here are some questions you should consider asking when selecting a non-invasive cosmetic dentistry treatment.
1. Is it the right fit?
Different treatments deliver different results and might only be suitable for some. For example, if you have unevenly spaced teeth or an overbite, Invisalign braces may not be the right option for you, and instead, dental veneers or crowns may be needed to fix these issues.
It’s important to discuss all available options with your dentist so they can recommend the ideal treatment plan for you.
2. Does it fit within my budget?
Non-invasive dental procedures can vary significantly in cost depending on the complexity of the treatment required and each individual’s unique needs. To ensure your desired outcome won’t break the bank, speak with your dentist about their recommended payment plans or insurance coverage options before committing to any treatment plan.
3. What kind of time commitment does it require?
Depending on which procedure you select, treatment times can range from one visit (e.g., teeth whitening) to several months (e.g., Invisalign). Ask your dentist how long each procedure will take to determine if it fits into your schedule — considering follow-up visits may also need to be taken into consideration when making this decision.)
4. What kind of aftercare will I need?
Aftercare varies depending on the procedure, but some common tips include avoiding smoking and drinking coffee/tea until follow-up visits have been completed; getting regular checkups; brushing twice daily; flossing daily; avoiding certain foods that could cause staining, etc.
Depending on the severity of the issue being treated — more intensive aftercare instructions might need to be followed.
It includes wearing permanent retainers at night or undergoing follow-up treatments such as fillings or root canals afterwards. Ensure to discuss the ideal post-treatment care plan with our dentists in Calgary before undergoing any cosmetic work.