5 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options

If you’re ready to get the smile of your dreams, you’re in good company. Nearly all (99.7%) American adults believe a beautiful smile is important. At Legacy Dental Care in Ballwin, Missouri, Amanda Darling, DDS and our team of dental care experts help make smile dreams come true with our cosmetic dentistry services. 

There are many ways you can make over your smile. Take a look at five popular options and see if one or more is right for you!

1. Dental veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options because they address multiple imperfections at the same time, such as filling chips and gaps, whitening, and making stains disappear. They don't require special care and are fixed in place so you can eat, drink, and talk naturally. 

2. Professional whitening

From naturally yellow teeth to stains from food or beverages, there are many reasons your teeth may not be as white as you’d like. That’s why millions of people choose to professionally whiten their teeth, making it a popular cosmetic dentistry option. 

Dr. Darling and the expert dental team at Legacy Dental Care offer two professional whitening options: in-office Opalescence® Boost, which offers whiter teeth after one visit, or a more gradual approach with take-home Opalescence Go. Your provider helps you decide the best option for your teeth.    

3. Dental aligners

Crooked teeth not only detract from your smile, but they can also negatively affect your oral health. Invisalign® dental aligners can help straighten your grin and help improve issues like unhealthy bacteria, gum disease, and uneven dental wear at bay. No wonder over 10 million people choose Invisalign when they select cosmetic dentistry!

4. Dental crowns

Dental crowns are customized caps, or prosthetics, custom-designed to fit over your entire tooth. In addition to providing significant cosmetic improvements, dental crowns strengthen any damaged or decayed teeth you have, boosting your overall oral health. 

5. Dental bonding

If you have a minor to moderate cosmetic issue, such as a spot, chip, or stain, Dr. Darling can make them disappear by blending them into your natural teeth with dental bonding. During this process, a composite resin filling is used to fill or cover your problem area and blend it seamlessly with your natural teeth. 

Learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options by contacting the team at Legacy Dental Care in Ballwin, Missouri. Call us at 636-203-7519 to schedule an appointment or message us online through our contact page. 

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