this method of professional oral care focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth, gums, and overall smile. Common procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, fillings, and implants. Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more and more popular, with the industry as a whole projected to reach $32 billion by 2026.
There are many different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures to fit your wants, needs, and budget, including the following:
- Inlays and Onlays
- Dental Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
Your dentist etches your teeth with an acid solution and then applies an oxidizing agent to the enamel. Your teeth are exposed to a bright light or a laser to hasten the lightening. It usually takes three to four sessions, each lasting about 30–60 minutes, to achieve the color you want.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.