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Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures and Their Benefits

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A healthy and happy smile is key. Feeling confident when you flash your pearly whites is not only beneficial to your own confidence and mental health, but can help professionally and when it comes to navigating daily life. Even the healthiest of smiles, though, can leave you feeling unhappy. Whether it’s the fact that your bottom teeth are a little crooked or your canines are a little more yellow than their neighbors, cosmetic dentistry can act as the solution you have been searching for. 

Journal Square Dental has devoted itself to providing the community with patient-focused care that not only restores unhealthy teeth, but helps modify your healthy teeth into something you are proud and eager to show off. For over 25 years now, we have made our patients’ smiles our priority, and we would love to do the same for you. 

3 Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures and Their Benefits

There are a variety of cosmetic dental procedures, each specifically designed to target a different area of concern. Whether it’s a “gummy” smile, discolored teeth, or one tooth that sits higher than the rest, we have the fix for you. Three common procedures and their benefits include: 

Teeth Whitening 

Professional teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after forms of restorative dentistry. Whether you were a former smoker, drink a couple cups of coffee a day, or didn’t do the best job while brushing your teeth as a teenager, everyone experiences a bit of discoloration as they age. 

Over-the-counter whiteners don’t offer the same longevity or results as a professional bleaching will. Also, if done incorrectly, at-home bleaching can cause extreme tooth sensitivity and even unnatural-looking results. When you want to even out the color of your teeth and ensure everyone is looking fresh, white, and the same shade, it’s best to consult a professional dentist first. 

Teeth Straightening 

Misaligned teeth can cause more than a closed-lip smile. For those with particularly misaligned teeth, you can experience a disturbance to your bite and chew, including lots of bit tongues and even chipped teeth. Teeth straightening is no longer the complicated process that middle school braces users had to go through. Instead, with products like Invisalign, you can go from crooked teeth to straight teeth in a matter of months. 

Additionally, nobody can even tell if you are using a teeth straightening product. Our team will work to get you fitted with an Invisalign and not only give you a straight smile, but reduce the natural headache misaligned teeth can cause. 

Enamel Bonding 

When you chip your tooth, either due to an accident or formerly-crooked teeth, you can wear away at the enamel. Enamel is the natural layer of protection that sits over your teeth and helps prevent infection or sensitivity. In order to directly target the chips and cracks and potential risk for increased discomfort, enamel bonding can be used to fit over your tooth. Made out of the same material as dental fillings, it can also be used to cover stains. 

Veneers are a very similar and popular option that do the same thing as an enamel bonding procedure would do. Thin caps made of porcelain, called veneers, are placed over your teeth to help fix any discoloration and cover any irregularities, like chips or cracks. These caps allow you to bite, chew, and speak regularly, and require the same maintenance and upkeep as your regular teeth.

Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry? Journal Square Dental Can Help Today

Finding a dental firm you can trust with your smile is no small undertaking. When you partner with Dr. Rickerby and his compassionate staff at Journal Square Dental, you are giving yourself access to the highest quality service available. With our Smile Makeover package, you can choose which cosmetic dental procedures work best for you and proceed from there. 

To learn more about how our Jersey City cosmetic dentistry can help your smile improve today, fill out a contact form or give our office a call at (201) 431–0288.