Acquiring a beautiful smile seems to be easier and less costly with every passing year. As consumer demand for that “Hollywood” smile is on the rise, this attention to having the best smile is a huge factor in driving people to utilize cosmetic dentistry for elective treatments. Here are a few top trends and advancements towards this industry with new materials, technology, and procedures that are redefining the world of cosmetic dentistry and a perfect smile.
New flavor came to orthodontics in the form of Align Technology's Invisalign product, a clear align system which landed on the market in 1999. Since then, Invisalign has been the main competition to traditional braces. These transparent, plastic alignment systems aren’t as high maintenance and tend to be less restrictive while offering a lot more for a patient. Invisalign uses custom trays for alignment operation that slowly adjusts your teeth to become straighter over time. When people opt for braces, others can tell that consumers have them due to the visible metal they are comprised of, but with Invisalign, most often people won’t know you’re wearing them.
A big push in cosmetics dentistry is the use of ceramic materials over conventional metal in crowns, on-lays, and bonding. With the move towards all-ceramic based materials, it allows a dentist to mimic the enamel, rather than have a mouth full of metal. Today, ceramics are being made stronger than ever before, and in some cases, it can be just as powerful, if not stronger than natural enamel.
While gold is known for being the longest lasting material to use, when ceramic crowns are all one material (rather than a mix of metal and ceramic), they are less likely to fracture, which in turn makes them longer-lasting.
A massive trend that people are moving towards is smile makeovers. These makeovers consist of two or more cosmetic options. Similar to a full-mouth reconstruction, this cosmetic option isn’t medically needed. Patients often want more than one option, which may include services such as recontouring or Invisalign coupled with bonding and the use of teeth whitening.
These smile makeovers allow you to curate a cosmetic plan with your dentist to obtain the perfect smile for you!
Perfecting Your Smile with Boger Dental
As cosmetic dentistry is a niche industry, not all dentists offer these types of treatments, but at Boger, you’ll have a choice between seven treatment options: porcelain veneers and crowns, cosmetic recontouring, teeth bonding, Invisalign, professional teeth whitening, dental implants, and dental bridges.
Whether you whiten your teeth, need a crown or dental implant, or you’d like to opt for veneers, there is something for everyone within cosmetic dentistry.
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At Boger, we’ll have you flashing your smile to everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Download our free cosmetic guide to learn all about your smile options!