The Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Treatments of 2021
Keeping your smile in style is easier than ever thanks to the wide range of cosmetic dental procedures that are available to you. Join us as we explore some of the top cosmetic dentistry treatments that Canadians are taking advantage of in 2021.
Taking good care of your teeth with a diligent regimen of tooth brushing, flossing, oral rinses, and regular dental checkups will help ensure that your smile looks great and stays healthy. However, it’s only natural for the effects of the passing of time to eventually start to show on the appearance of our smiles. For example, some foods and drinks like coffee and red wine can gradually lead to stains on teeth, or people who experience nighttime tooth grinding could likely start to notice some movement or shifting of their teeth.
However, this doesn’t mean that the effects are irreversible. Quite the contrary, actually. Most issues like these can be corrected with a variety of cosmetic dental procedures. Other dental problems, such as missing teeth for example, can also be corrected with advanced dentistry in order to restore the look of the smile and the function of the mouth to improve the patients’ overall state of health and well-being.
Here at Georgian Dental, we are always glad to see the positive impact that our dental care has on the lives of our patients. Because of this, we wanted to share a list of some of the most popular cosmetic treatments and restorative dental procedures of 2021 that are helping patients achieve their goals of a beautiful, healthy smile.
One-Session Tooth Whitening & Brightening
For people who have started to notice their teeth aren’t quite as bright as they would like them to be, tooth whitening is generally the first thing that comes to mind. While there are plenty of whitening products available at retail stores, such as whitening toothpaste, at-home charcoal treatments, whitening strips, and DIY tooth bleaching kits, it’s not unusual for the results to fall short of expectations. Often it can take repeated applications over weeks (or even months) to get the maximum effect, and even then, they still aren’t able to deliver what a professional tooth whitening treatment can provide.
The tooth whitening procedures offered by clinics like Georgian Dental are far more effective than any at-home whitening kit, and can give you the bright white smile you’re after in as little as a single session. This is due to several factors. First, your dentist has in-depth knowledge of your dental care history and can select the specific type of whitening treatment that is most able to deliver the best possible outcome for your teeth. Second, your dentist has access to whitening materials that are much more efficient in removing stains from teeth, yielding far superior whitening effects than any store-bought product can create. Third, your dentist can enhance the effects of whitening products through the application of specialized UV lights that accelerate the treatment and increase its potency.
With a professional whitening treatment from Georgian Dental, your teeth will be far brighter in much less time, with results that last much longer. To learn more about advanced tooth whitening treatments, contact us today to make your next clinic appointment.
All-on-4 Dental Implant Mouth Restoration
For many patients, the negative effects that lost teeth can have on their health are quite serious. If left untreated, lost teeth can begin to affect a persons’ nutritional intake as it becomes more difficult to eat, as well as have detrimental impacts on their self-confidence and overall well-being. However, even patients who have experienced multiple lost teeth or are suffering from advanced stages of tooth decay throughout their natural teeth can take advantage of the innovative All-on-4 dental implant procedure to completely restore full mouth function and appearance.
All-on-4 is a method of replacing an entire set of teeth using specialized denture-like prostheses that are crafted to look like a perfectly natural set of teeth for both the top and bottom jaw. These full-arches of artificial teeth are directly connected to the jaw using four strategically-placed dental implants that are embedded into the patient’s jawbones. The advantages of All-on-4 include a far stronger, solid connection compared to traditional dentures, enhanced aesthetics with a more natural appearance, and unparalleled comfort for the patient.
While All-on-4 is certainly the most comprehensive mouth restoration procedure on this list, the benefits to patients who are missing several teeth cannot be overstated. This procedure is an end-to-end method of completely rejuvenating a persons’ smile and giving them back total mouth function. To learn more about how the All-on-4 procedure can help you or a loved one, contact us today to arrange for your first consultation.
Invisalign Invisible Braces
Orthodontic treatment is common amongst many teens, and has rapidly increased in popularity with adults of all ages who are looking to improve the appearance of their smile and correct tooth alignment or bite pattern issues that have developed over time. Recent advancements in orthodontics have made treatment even more appealing, specifically the Invisalign invisible braces system.
While traditional metal braces are rather noticeable, Invisalign uses clear plastic tooth aligners that are virtually undetectable when worn. This makes Invisalign the ideal solution for patients who may have been apprehensive about committing to treatment with metal braces. In addition, Invisalign aligners can be removed by the patient at any time to make eating and cleaning the teeth much more comfortable, and then the aligners can be put back on again with ease.
Invisalign can be used to treat a wide range of tooth alignment issues, and because of their obvious advantages in terms of appearance and comfort, they are one of the most popular ways to achieve straighter teeth and a more uniform smile. If you’d like to find out more if Invisalign might be right for you, book your next appointment today and we’ll be glad to provide all the details.
Natural-Looking Porcelain Veneers
When staining or discoloration of the teeth cannot be effectively addressed using tooth whitening, or if the surfaces of the teeth have become rough or misshapen due to excessive wear or decay, then a set of porcelain veneers may be recommended. Veneers are essentially thin, ultra-hard tooth coverings that are applied to the visible outside surfaces of the teeth using a super-strong dental adhesive.
Once applied, the veneers provide a completely uniform and consistent appearance for each tooth, restoring the look of your smile. Veneers are a popular option for many patients who have good overall dental health, but are frustrated with discolorations or surface imperfections that can’t easily be corrected using other means. If you are considering veneers as an alternate smile restoration treatment, give the team at Georgian Dental a call to learn more and book your consultation.
Gum Contouring Treatments
Most of the time when cosmetic dental treatments are discussed, the conversation tends to focus on the look of the teeth themselves, but it’s also important to note how influential gum health is on the overall appearance of the smile. Receding gums, swollen tissue, and other gum health issues can certainly detract from how confident we are in the look of our mouths, and should absolutely be treated promptly as with any other oral health condition.
Gum disease and other gum-related conditions should be treated appropriately to help restore overall oral health as they can progress to more severe problems if left untreated. However, for patients who have good overall gum health, but are unsatisfied with the general look and shape of their gums, gum contouring is a procedure that could be offered as a solution. In this treatment, the gums are gently manipulated and reshaped using a series of precise movements and specialized tools, resulting in a more uniform and symmetrical appearance.
You Deserve to Have Your Best and Most Beautiful Smile
Whether you’re in need of a simple tooth whitening, want to say goodbye to unsightly gaps between teeth with orthodontics, or are anxious to replace long-lost missing teeth with All-on-4 dental implants, the time to take action is now. Cosmetic dentistry is more effective, more comfortable, and more accessible than ever, so don’t wait any longer in getting the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
To get started with any of these cosmetic dental procedures, or to learn more about the other types of oral health treatments that are available to you, contact the team at Georgian Dental today and arrange for an appointment. Our courteous and professional staff will be glad to provide all the information you need and help walk you through what you can expect from restorative dental work. We look forward to seeing you smile!