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Smile! 5 Non-Surgical Options for Cosmetic Dentistry

Written by Tooth Fairy | Jul 27, 2017 1:06:00 PM

It’s far too easy to look in the mirror and not like what you see, especially when it comes to your teeth.


Society has placed a pretty high standard on the way that your teeth should look, and for many, a regular dental routine of brushing and flossing just isn’t enough to get your teeth to look as you’d like.

You’d love to have a beautiful smile that you can flash without feeling self-conscious, but the thought of surgical cosmetic dentistry makes you cringe. There can be a light at the end of the tunnel here as there are several non-surgical cosmetic treatments that you can get to improve the way your teeth look while still keeping them healthy.

5 Non-Surgical Options for Cosmetic Dentistry

1. Teeth Whitening

One of the first things that a person thinks of in regards to a beautiful smile is the color of the teeth in that smile. Brilliantly white teeth are the ideal, but for many, it’s just not possible to obtain these results with just a whitening toothpaste. In-house dental whitening techniques can produce the whitening results you desire without damaging your teeth.

For some, it may seem as though your teeth are too far gone for just a whitening treatment to help your smile, but you’d be amazed at how your confidence can bounce back when you’ve eliminated the accumulated stains. Aging, coffee, wine, cigarettes, tea, soda, and more can stain your teeth, and a good cleaning followed by a whitening treatment can eliminate these stains better than over-the-counter options.

2. Porcelain Crowns and Veneers

Chipped, discolored, damaged, and decayed teeth can all turn your smile into one that features closed lips only because you don’t want others to see your teeth. You may have this vision in your head that you need to have your teeth removed for dental surgery implants or other drastic change, but porcelain crowns and veneers can help turn your smile around. The standard is two appointments for porcelain veneers, unless you're doing a complete smile design.

3. Invisalign

Crooked or poorly aligned teeth may make you feel ashamed of your smile, but the thought of traditional braces may put you off. That’s where Invisalign may be exactly what you need to improve your smile. These clear devices can be removed from your mouth, unlike traditional metal braces. This option is fantastic for adults and teens alike that worry about how they may look with metal braces and the changes in their lifestyle that traditional braces require.

4. Bonding

Bonding will help with chipped, stained, or cracked teeth in that this treatment requires a thin layer of resin to be placed over the teeth. This is a painless and fast treatment option to turn up the wattage on your smile.

5. Recontouring

Dental recontouring is a way that a dentist reshapes your teeth to remove cracks and chips or to reshape crooked or misaligned teeth. It can deal with the length of your teeth if that’s an issue as well. This doesn’t require any surgery and is a painless procedure perfect for those that have a fear of dental pain.

Cosmetic Dentistry at Boger Dental

There are many different non-surgical options out there for people who want to be able to smile carefree without being ashamed. Your smile is a beautiful thing no matter how it looks, but it’s understandable that you not only want good oral health in addition to sparkly white and straight teeth.

Boger Dental is here to discuss your non-surgical cosmetic options available to you to fix what bothers you about your smile. It’s a no judgment zone where you can feel confident that your worries and fears will be taken into consideration when going over your potential treatment plans.