The cosmetic industry is teeming with products and services promising to improve one’s physical appearance. Everything from head to toe, to the inside of our bodies, have an available cosmetic treatment that can make us look better.
When it comes to our faces, one of the most noticeable features are our teeth. A straight and white set of teeth makes us instantly more attractive and, thus, we couldn’t help but flash that brilliant smile anytime we can.
A pretty smile also indicates that we practice good oral hygiene. With well-aligned teeth, our faces look more symmetrical, making us more attractive and appealing. Cosmetic dentists in Salt Lake City and other areas offer many dental treatments that can enhance one’s beauty.
With an effective cosmetic dental treatment, you can be more confident and even look younger!
1. Teeth Whitening
As we age, our teeth’s whiteness may diminish and start to appear yellow. Habitual drinking of coffee, tea, and/or wine also have a similar effect to our teeth, regardless of our age. Stained or yellowed teeth will look unsightly in photos, but thankfully, teeth whitening treatments are available to rid us of this problem.
You can choose either an in-office bleaching or an over-the-counter teeth whitening product. In-office bleaching typically lasts from 45 minutes to two hours, with a cost range of $450 to $1,500. For over-the-counter products, a bleaching kit’s price could start at only $25, but the effect is temporary.
2. Teeth Bonding
This procedure can reshape one’s smile from lengthening, straightening, and also whitening the teeth. A cosmetic resin is added to teeth that looks out of shape to redesign them, improving your smile and face shape in turn. Cracks and chips in the teeth are also filled in this treatment.
The procedure may seem painful, but it really isn’t, considering that anesthesia isn’t required. The cost of bonding can range from $500 to $1,500 per tooth.
One of the fastest ways to improve teeth is by applying veneers. They’re used to cover your existing tooth structure or decaying teeth, with a material which can be custom-made plastic or porcelain moldings. Cracked, stained, misaligned or poorly shaped teeth can be improved by this treatment, with the effects lasting up to 15 years.
Veneers can cost from $1,000 to $2,500 per tooth, but there is a less expensive variety, called Synthetic Cosmetic veneers, which start at around $250 per tooth.
4. Dental Implants
If you have the budget, you can have this treatment done to repair any damaged and missing teeth. A metal post will be implanted into the jaw where the new tooth will be inserted. Sinus cavity, strengthening of the jawbone, and other additional dental treatments may be done after undergoing dental implants.
Basic dental implants (without additional treatments) typically cost $1,250 to $3,000. And with additional treatments, the cost can shoot up to $15,000 to $30,000.
5. Laser Contouring
This treatment involves cutting away excess gum tissue to get rid of a gummy smile. A laser will be used to remove a millimeter of the gum with extreme precision. An arch shape will also be drawn using the laser to make the teeth more aesthetically pleasing.
Surprisingly, anesthesia isn’t required in this treatment, despite sounding a bit painful. Minimal discomfort may be expected, which is bearable. The cost of laser contouring can start at $250 per tooth.
The costs may be hefty, but the stunning results will make every penny you spend worth it. Consult with your cosmetic dentist on which treatment is best suited for you. After undergoing one of those, your smile will be so much prettier, your appearance younger-looking, and your self-confidence thriving.