Top 5 Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry

With recent advancements in cosmetic dentistry techniques and technologies, a healthy smile is achievable and affordable for many patients. The global cosmetic dentistry market continues to expand, with the industry expected to grow by 6.6% between 2020 and 2026.

As a modern practice, Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry remains on the cutting-edge of the latest trends in the industry. We offer various modern dental services that can improve your smile, such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and metal-free dentistry.

Let’s take a look at the top five trends in cosmetic dentistry and how Owen’s Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can help you achieve a perfect smile.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. Stains from coffee, wine, diet, or medications can be treated effectively with professional teeth whitening. In the social media era, patients have increased aesthetic awareness than previous generations, creating a significant demand for teeth whitening.

At Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we provide professional teeth whitening services to brighten your teeth, giving you vibrant and long-lasting results.

In addition to our professional Philips Zoom! Whitening services, we offer at-home whitening trays. They are custom-fitted to match your natural bite. We supply professional-grade whitening gel for safer, more effective whitening than with store-bought products.

Simply add the prescribed dose of whitening gel to the contours of the custom tray and place it in your mouth for the length of time recommended by your dentist. You’ll see noticeably whiter results within two weeks.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers have become sought-after cosmetic options as part of a complete smile makeover or disguising minor cosmetic flaws. Whether you have a chipped tooth or are unhappy with the color of your teeth, veneers are an excellent solution.

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells that are custom-fit and carefully bonded to the tooth’s front surface. They can be used to disguise cosmetic flaws, including severe intrinsic discoloration, chips, gaps, and misshapen teeth.

This process is completed over two sessions with Dr. Owens, resulting in a stunning natural-looking smile.

We also provide LUMINEERS, which are a faster solution than traditional veneers. LUMINEERS require no shaving your tooth enamel before application and can even be placed over an existing restoration.

Porcelain Veneers

Metal-Free Dentistry

Metal crowns and fillings were the standard material used for restorations for decades due to their durability, ease of application, and relatively low cost. However, metal restorations have fallen out of favor because they are less aesthetically pleasing than other materials.

Alternative materials, such as ceramic and composite resin, are most patients’ preferred choice for fillings and crowns because they blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Composite material is highly malleable, ensuring it can be shaped precisely to maintain the structural integrity of a tooth. It contains similar translucent properties to natural teeth, for a realistic smile.

Metal fillings can also cause allergic reactions in a small percentage of the population. At Owen Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we use hypoallergenic ceramics and resin, preventing reactions from patients sensitive to metals.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an innovative cosmetic option perfect for people with missing teeth and the only permanent missing tooth restoration. This has made them the go-to choice for filling gaps in smiles.

Dental implants preserve your youthful appearance and support your oral health because they prevent missing teeth from causing jawbone resorption. They also provide a stable base for dental restorations to help you regain your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is an effective cosmetic dentistry procedure for improving your smile and gum health. The goal of gum contouring is to remove excess tissue and extend the gumline to make your teeth seem longer and shapelier. The gum reshaping procedure is an excellent option for patients with gummier than usual smiles.

Contouring can also improve the health of your gums. It reduces gum pockets where bacteria can become trapped, lowering the risk of developing periodontal disease.

Complete Your Smile Makeover With Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

A happy, healthy, and confident smile can have an enormous impact on your quality of life. Whether you want to improve your oral health or attain a brighter smile, we can help.

Dr. Owens is a leading cosmetic dentist, providing the latest dental services and procedures, from dental implants to professional teeth whitening.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Owens, give us a call today at (248) 626-0772.