We live in a truly marvelous age, although sometimes it’s easy to forget. We take for granted so many of the amazing technologies and techniques that transform our lives for the better, like cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is better than it has ever been, and modern cosmetic dentistry allows us to do things that we never would have thought possible. Here are seven of the greatest wonders of modern cosmetic dentistry.
Gold fillings have been placed in teeth for hundreds of years, which meant that for many people fillings were just out of reach. Then we had metal amalgam fillings, which were a bargain basement option that made dentistry available to everyone, but at a cost: the loss of an attractive smile and exposure to mercury.
But now, we have materials that are attractive, durable, and economical so that everyone can enjoy a beautiful, healthy-looking smile, even if you’ve had decay in the past. Tooth-colored fillings can even be used if you’re tired of your old fillings and want them removed.
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Porcelain veneers are a truly remarkable innovation in cosmetic dentistry. With just one procedure, we can reshape your teeth, making them wider or longer, whiter, and straighter. You can have a completely new smile in less than a month.
And because they’re not really porcelain, these veneers can last you for a decade or more.
For millennia, people have dreamed of being able to regrow a lost tooth. A dental implant isn’t exactly that, but it may actually be better. We can replace your lost tooth in a single day with a fully functional replacement. This replacement tooth may be indistinguishable from your natural teeth, and, with proper care, it can last a lifetime.
But the advancements aren’t just about the appearance in cosmetic dentistry, they’re also about the function. With neuromuscular dentistry, we can analyze the function of your bite and ensure that the results are harmonious. This can help you avoid bite problems and can make your restorations last longer.
We’ve alluded to this before: modern dental restorations can be made using stronger materials than ever. These materials are many times stronger than your natural tooth enamel, but they can look as beautiful. These ceramics are what allow us to replace metal restorations with fully ceramic ones that look much more attractive but function just as well.
It’s been about a century since the invention of the modern facelift, but the basic procedure is about the same: cutting away some of a person’s skin and then stretching what’s left over the entire face.
But you don’t have to do that any more. You can get many of the same benefits without surgery. Instead, cosmetic dentistry can be used to build up your teeth to restore their youthful proportions, and, in the process, restore your face to its youthful proportions. This can dramatically reduce visible signs of aging such as jowls, turkey neck, and wrinkles around the mouth.
FOY ® Dentures
And what if we told you that you could get the results of a nonsurgical facelift even if you’ve lost all your natural teeth? That’s what FOY ® Dentures accomplish. You can experience a dramatic rejuvenation of your facial appearance compared to your traditional dentures.
FOY ® Dentures look like natural teeth. And, when combined with dental implants, they will be so much like natural teeth that you and others may not be able to tell the difference.
Experience the Wonders for Yourself
If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, there is no time like the present to get your smile makeover.