What Are the Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures?

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Many people want to improve their smiles, and the best way to do this is through cosmetic dental procedures. You may be up-to-date with your dental checkups or ensure you go for cleanings, but these may not be enough. You may need more work.


Cosmetic dental procedures improve the work dentists perform on your teeth. They improve your smile and leave you feeling more confident. Not all cosmetic procedures work for everyone. You can consult with your dentist to know which works best for you.


Here is a list of cosmetic dental procedures.


Teeth Whitening


The dentist is the best and most effective person to conduct teeth whitening on you. However, there are products you can use at home that you should be careful of. So you should not leave them on your teeth for too long.


The procedure is ideal for people with healthy teeth with no fillings. Although the cosmetic procedure is whitening, it will brighten your smile rather than make your teeth white. It removes discoloration and staining, allowing you to smile with confidence.


Dental Veneers


These are thin, tooth-colored shells that attach to the front surface of your teeth. They are of composite or porcelain material and are custom-made to fit your teeth. Veneers treat discolored, crooked, and chipped teeth. They also cover spaces between teeth. They improve their appearance and protect the tooth surface from damage.


The procedure is quick and minimally invasive. The outcome will depend on your individual needs. In the end, you will have a beautiful smile.


Dental Implants


These comprise the best option for replacing missing teeth or dentures since they are a product of titanium. Titanium has properties allowing it to fuse with the jawbone through osseointegration, which gives the artificial tooth a strong anchor. It also restores oral functions and helps you bite and chew hard foods. Likewise, it lets you smile and laugh without the fear that your teeth may fall out of your mouth.


Dental Crowns


Dental crowns or caps are custom-made to fit over your tooth. They are products of acrylic or porcelain. The material fuses with metal to allow it to withstand biting pressure. Dental crowns can cover teeth with large fillings, broken, poorly shaped, or cover spaces between teeth. It is an effective way of restoring your smile and teeth with damage.




These are clear aligners that you can use in place of traditional braces. They are barely noticeable while maintaining your smile. They are comfortable and will not leave your mouth with sores and cuts like braces.


Invisalign® aligners are removable. Hence, you can maintain better oral health than when using traditional braces. You can also remove them to bite into foods and not worry about food sticking between your teeth. However, always rinse the trays before putting them back in your mouth.




There are many other cosmetic dental procedures you can choose. The above list is not exhaustive. However, remember to discuss them with your dentist. They will help you find your best fit.


For more information on popular cosmetic procedures, call Marietta Smile Gallery at (770) 809-1500 to reach our office in Marietta, Georgia.