A bright smile is aesthetically appealing, with whiter and perfectly aligned teeth. It gives a lot of confidence and is a psychological booster. To achieve it, there are various procedures that could be implemented. Some of them are teeth whitening, applying restorations such as veneers, fillings, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, etc., repairing damaged and worn out restorations and aligning of misaligned teeth. Analyzing your current oral health would help a dentist determine the exact treatment plan that should be followed for you to get a brighter smile.
Dental Cleaning: In this process, the accumulated plaque or calculus is scraped off. Plaque deposits are created when bacteria is allowed to stay on the surface of teeth for a long time. This would lead to dark patches, which are comprised of bacteria. It could lead to tooth decay if not removed quickly.
Teeth Whitening: It is one of the most commonly used methods to improve the aesthetics of one's teeth. The stains caused due to habits such as frequent drinking of beverages such as coffee, tea, wine, etc., smoking of cigarettes and improper brushing can be removed with the help of teeth whitening or bleaching.
Restorations: Restorative structures such as crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays, and fillings are used to repair damaged teeth and also improve the aesthetics. Inlays, onlays, and fillings are used to fill cavities, whereas veneers are used to make the face of a tooth look whiter. Bridges replace lost teeth and crowns repair any cracks in the teeth. Sometimes, restorations tend to wear over time. In such situations, the restorations have to be repaired. If they're badly damaged, new restorations have to be used to replace them.
Orthodontics: It deals with altering the alignment of misaligned teeth. Crooked teeth or malocclusion is a major oral problem that many individuals face. It could lead to complications such as crowding, spacing, bad bite, excessive jet, etc. Most importantly, it would steal a person's smile. Hence, orthodontics play a major role when it comes to achieving a brighter smile.
Dr. Agah and her team of specialist dentists based out of Palo Alto are experts in cosmetic dentistry. They would carefully examine your dental health and formulate a suitable treatment plan to help you get the bright smile that you deserve.