People are starting to take better care of their teeth today. They’re going to the dentist more often, paying attention to how their teeth look – both the enamel color and gaps – and they are more open to cosmetic dentistry than in the past.
According to the findings of a new study on the dental implants and prosthetics market, there is an uptick in patients wanting cosmetic dentistry as the aging population increases and as more people are being diagnosed with periodontal diseases. This is expected to grow the market by a CAGR of 8.2 percent and reach $13.32B by 2022.
Are you paying closer attention to your teeth? Here are some points to consider regarding cosmetic dentistry.
Implants & Fillings
Many patients are opting for dental implants to help fill in the gaps created when teeth must be pulled. This isn’t just more visually appealing, but it also prevents other teeth from moving in the mouth or disrupting bite and jaw alignment which can happen over time. The implants are more permanent and connect straight to a patients jawbone and cannot be wiggled around or moved.
In cases where a tooth has only chipped, or decay has been drilled out that must be then filled in, a cosmetic procedure using a tooth colored filling material is bonded to the tooth and cured to create a more natural looking fill. Crowns are also an option when damage occurs. To protect the tooth from further issues, a crown is placed over the tooth that looks as natural as possible alongside your other teeth.
Dentures & Reconstruction
One of the most commonly used cosmetic dentistry procedures is dentures. These custom fabricated teeth are made to fill in gaps where teeth have been removed either partially or fully. Depending on each patients specific needs, a full or partial denture will be created to custom fit their mouth and teeth that is either removable or, using new technology, can even be attached to implants and make these false teeth work just like natural ones.
In more severe cases where both the bottom and top jaw are missing or have decayed teeth, there is also a cosmetic option of full mouth reconstruction. Different techniques are used to help get the mouth back to having a natural, healthy smile that you can bite with.
In-office teeth whitening services are becoming a go-to for anyone wanting to brighten their smile for a big event, or just for pampering. The Zoom Teeth Whitening system uses a special 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel that gets activated with a special UV light to whiten the enamel on teeth.
At Fried Dentistry, our highly trained staff ensures you have the best smile possible. Whether you’re looking to whiten your teeth or want fillings that aren’t so noticeable, our cosmetic dentistry services will keep you smiling.
Contact us today to book an appointment.