Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

As they saying goes, “You are never fully dressed without a smile”. No wonder Marilyn Monroe also said that “The best makeup any girl can wear is her smile.” Yes, smiling helps make a good first impression. According to a study by Golle, Mast & Lobmaier, the simple act of smiling raises a person’s level of attractiveness. The study showed that a happy smile can make someone who is less attractive look better than attractive people who don’t put on a happy face. We know that having a good smile can also greatly boost one’s self-esteem. That is why Vegas Smiles offers a variety cosmetic dentistry Las Vegas like our Zoom Teeth Whitening and CEREC Same Day Crowns procedures. We want to spread the smiles around as not only does it make someone look more attractive to others but it will also make you feel better about yourself.  

However, even with this information, there are some people who are just not comfortable with smiling. A reason for this could be due to them having bad teeth. According to an article in Hello Magazine, having bad teeth can negatively affect a person’s confidence. It was stated that the hesitancy to smile stemmed from the main reason of not having whiter and straighter teeth. Not to worry, though, the cosmetic dentistry in Las Vegas NV offered by Vegas Smiles aim to provide you with the teeth that you have always dreamed of.

Cosmetic Dentistry in a Nutshell

As defined by Wikipedia, cosmetic dentistry is a term generally used for referring to dental procedures that aim to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth. It usually comprises of procedures that alter the teeth’s color, shape, and alignment. However, these procedures, do not only concentrate on beautifying a person’s teeth. They can also help fix a number oral problems like gingivitis, overbites and under bites, as well as help prevents tooth loss.

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

There are many kinds of cosmetic dentistry. Here are some of the most popular procedures that people come in for.

  • Teeth Whitening – People usually associate whiter teeth with good health. This due to the fact that good oral hygiene is linked having whiter teeth. We always see this on television or in commercials where the hero has a dazzling set of pearly whites. However, there are factors that can cause a person’s teeth to be discolored no matter how good their oral regimen may be. Avid drinkers of coffee or tea may notice that as time goes by, the teeth will become slightly yellowish in color. This is caused by the pigmentation in the drinks that stubbornly sticks to the teeth. This goes the same for people who smoke regularly as the nicotine stains the teeth as well. Without proper treatment, these stains can become permanent.

Vegas Smiles offers the most convenient teeth whitening procedures. Unlike the store bought treatments takes weeks before you see any results, our teeth whitening procedures can give you that beautiful white smile in 30 minutes. Our fast and pain-free Zoom Teeth Whitening, with proper oral care, can last for years.

  • Dental Crowns – For unfortunate reasons, there are cases where teeth are damaged or chipped and can no longer be fixed by bonding. This is where dental crowns come in. Dental crowns are caps that are placed and cemented over the damaged tooth. They are shaped like the original undamaged tooth to fully cover the damaged imperfections. This is not fully cosmetic, though, as it has numerous advantages as well that help maintains healthy teeth. There are a lot of sources that state that undergoing a dental crown procedure can be both time-consuming and expensive.

However, technology has paved a way for a faster and more efficient dental crown installation. Here at Vegas Smiles, we offer our patients The Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, commonly known as CEREC. This technology has the ability to provide you durable dental crowns with just a single visit. Compare this to the regular crown installation that takes weeks as the dental crown needs to be created in a separate dental facility.

Time is of the essence with dental crown installations. Aside from the obvious reason that it saves you a lot of time and money, having a long gap between getting the dental impressions and the actual installation could result to the crown not fitting properly. This is due to the fact that teeth can move before the next appointment that the crown is actually installed. Since CEREC Same Day Crowns are installed on the same day that the dental impressions are made, the risk of ill-fitting crowns is eliminated.

  • Teeth Straightening – Teeth straightening can be a nightmare for some. We’ve all seen how food can get stuck on braces or how it could cause a lot of discomfort with the possibility of sores or the many painful tightening appointments you need to go through. Some people even get embarrassed on how visible it is once installed. This alone can greatly affect one’s confidence.

Luckily, Vegas Smiles offers the option of getting Invisalign treatments. Think of it as a sleeker option to the traditional braces that is worn over the teeth for at least 22 hours in a day. It is made of BPA-free clear plastic that is practically invisible so there is no need to worry about it affecting your appearance. Invisalign treatments usually last for as short as 6 months to 18 months depending on the severity of the teeth. Another great thing about this is that compared to how painful traditional braces can be, Invisalign can be worn and taken off without much pain.

Cosmetic Dentistry Las Vegas: Get the Smile of Your Dreams

If you are looking for a Vegas cosmetic dentist, a good tip in finding the best cosmetic dentistry Las Vegas has to offer is to have a good look at progress pictures. Dentists usually display before and after pictures of patients who have undergone certain procedures. Take a moment to analyze the improvements that previous patients have had. Also, it would be a good idea to look for some pictures, if possible, that can match your case. That way, you will get to general have an idea on how your teeth will also progress.

Another thing to look out for is the dental staff. Getting invasive procedures done can be quite scary so it is important to find a clinic with a staff that does not make you feel uncomfortable. Since we aim to spread smiles, the Vegas Smiles staff aim to make our patients feel at ease as soon as they walk in the door.

We also aim to provide our potential patients with as much information as we can. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email at [email protected] We provide suggestions for treatment plans, fees, as well as convenient payment options. You may also call us on (702)395-7200 to talk to our friendly staff or visit us at 4343 North Rancho, Las Vegas NV for a free sedation consult visit. We have a resident dentist who is highly trained in treating patients with dental phobia. Get the smile of your dreams today!