Cosmetic Dentistry In 2018: What’s New And What To Expect

Cosmetic dentistry is constantly becoming more effective and convenient. Here's how it's changing for the better in 2018

October 2, 2018
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When asked about what features a person finds most attractive, both men and women rate a person’s smile as the second most important feature, just behind personality. Knowing this, it is easy to see why cosmetic dentistry is so popular. The good news is that it is now easier than ever to take care of your smile. New trends in cosmetic dentistry are making it possible to get the smile that you desire. Let’s take a closer look at some of the cosmetic dentistry trends for 2018.

Tooth Whitening

One of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry is tooth whitening. The main reason for this is because the bleaching process is quite effective and affordable. For those who are considering tooth whitening services it is important to make sure that you are going to a dental professional who has been trained in the process. Make sure to research the cosmetic dentist thoroughly and choose one who is an expert in this process. Tooth whitening is a process that will often require several visits in order to get the desired effects. Technology has come a long way in terms of tooth whitening and this process can now be used to provide individuals with a bright white smile no matter how discolored their teeth may currently be.

Invisible Braces

It used to be that if you wanted to have straight teeth you would have to wear very noticeable braces in order to get your teeth to align the way that they are supposed to. These braces were not the most attractive things in the world and many people who needed braces disliked the way that they looked. Just the thought of braces likely brings up an image of discomfort and unattractive metal on the teeth. Fortunately, there are now invisible braces available that will provide you with the straight teeth that you desire without being noticed.

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Another option for straightening teeth is veneers. Veneers are a good choice for those who just need a simple tooth movement. Aesthetic results are achieved in just around six months through the use of removable aligners. This means that the majority of people will not notice and there are no limitations on the person wearing the veneers ability to keep their gums and teeth clean during the process. Veneers are created by a dental technician and will be placed over the existing teeth. Wearing veneers can help to create a natural smile that will last for ten to fifteen years if it is well taken care of.

3D Tooth Printing

One of the more exciting innovations in the world of cosmetic dentistry is 3D tooth printing. 3D printers could just begin a revolution when it comes to the creation of teeth. These printers enable a replacement tooth to be created with an exacting and natural looking standard. The cost and time barriers are slowly coming down for this technology. This means that it could be a fairly common trend within just a few years. The possibilities are really endless when it comes to 3D tooth printing. This is a very exciting time to be in the world of cosmetic dentistry.

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, technology is forever changing this field of dentistry. It is becoming more and more possible to help people create a smile that they long for in order to boost their self esteem and feel better about themselves overall. From whitening and strengthening technologies to printing new real looking teeth, cosmetic dentistry is trending in all of the right ways.