By Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD
June 17, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
One of the most commonly requested services that patients ask for when they come to the dentist’s office is cosmetic dentistry. With new innovations in this field, a lot of people are curious to learn if there's a special solution for their aesthetic dental concerns. A cosmetic treatment is any procedure aimed at giving you an overall better looking smile. Peoria dentist Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD of Your Family Dentist, PC provides a number of esthetic treatments to give you the appealing smile you’ve dreamed of having for years.
Tooth Whitening by a Professional
Teeth become stained, discolored and less bright over time due to eating certain types of foods (like tomato sauce, wine, tea, berries and carbonated drinks), smoking or chewing tobacco and the natural process of aging. Without regular brushing with enamel-strengthening toothpaste, the teeth are more susceptible to these stains. Dr. Yadav offers an in-office whitening solution that zaps out most stains in under an hour.
Invisible Braces (Invisalign)
Another popular cosmetic treatment that patients often ask Peoria dentist Dr. Yadav about is Invisalign, which are sometimes called invisible braces. These are popular with busy adults and image-conscious teens because people often can’t tell that you’re wearing them. Unlike regular braces, which are securely bonded to the teeth and can’t be removed until the treatment is complete, you can remove Invisalign braces to eat and brush your teeth.
Veneers, Crowns and Cosmetic Bonding
There are cases where one or more teeth are healthy, but too discolored, misshapen, chipped or small to fit the overall smile. Dr. Yadav often recommends porcelain veneers for patients who have these cosmetic issues because porcelain veneers (and crowns) are durable and very good looking. Another option is cosmetic bonding or fillings, which fills in imperfections on the tooth. The dentist may use one or all of these solutions in your treatment plan to create your perfect “Hollywood” smile.