Cosmetic Dentistry Trends for 2022

by | May 6, 2022 | Resources

A smile you love goes with any outfit, and it never goes out of style. A great smile is one you love and want to show off. If you are not happy with your smile, you may be more self-conscious about smiling or even hide your teeth when smiling. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry has made it possible to improve the aesthetic appearance of individuals who want to change or improve their smiles. From a minor procedure like a colour correction to a significant operation like restoring missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular and more  accessible and cost-friendly.

At Beaches Dental Mona Vale, we offer a variety of dental treatments. Continued innovation and research in new cosmetic dentistry methods have led to a variety of treatments becoming available.

Teeth Whitening

Whitened teeth can be perceived to be healthy teeth. Also known as teeth bleaching, teeth whitening is the most popular method to improve your smile because it helps whiten discoloured teeth. It is usually a minimally invasive, straightforward and less costly option in cosmetic dentistry.

There are many teeth whitening treatments available, many of which you can do in the comfort of your own home. At Beaches Dental Mona Vale, we recommend you visit your dentist to decide on the best whitening option for you and your teeth. If your teeth are suitable for whitening we will make custom trays individualised to your teeth to minimise the risks of complications from whitening. 

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment involves straightening misaligned or crooked teeth to improve their functioning and appearance. Orthodontic treatment is often completed by a specialist called an Orthodontist. They will assess your jaws, gums, teeth and bite to find the best option to help give you the smile you desire. The common types of orthodontic treatments used are:

  • Clear Aligners: multiple thin clear aligners made from flexible thermostatic material are used to move teeth a small amount with each aligner.
  • Braces: made of stainless steel and/or porcelain brackets and wires. These can be placed on the front or inside surfaces of the teeth depending on aesthetics and functional needs.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin tooth-shaped coverings placed on the surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. Veneer treatment can be used to address several dental issues, including minor malalignment of teeth, uneven spaces, chipped teeth, or stained teeth.

The most common types of veneers are:

  • Porcelain veneers: A thin shell made of porcelain material and custom-made to fit the tooth. 
  • Composite Veneers: Made of a tooth-coloured composite resin moulded to fit directly onto the tooth.

Dental Implants

A lost tooth leaving a gap, especially at the front of your mouth can have a large effect on your smile and how you feel about your smile. Before discovering dental implants, dentures and bridges were the most common treatments used to restore missing teeth. Dentures need to be taken out at night and bridges require the teeth adjacent to the gap to be prepared to make space to support the bridge. 

Dental implants have given an additional method for replacing a missing tooth or teeth that are permanently placed in your mouth and doesn`t need to be removed for cleaning each night and also do not require the removal of tooth structure from the adjacent teeth. Dental implants look like a natural tooth, and their positioning where the tooth was once lost helps prevent other teeth from moving or misaligning, maintaining your smile. They can be used to replace one or several missing teeth, so talk to your dentist if implants are an option for you. 

Improve Your Smile with Beaches Dental Mona Vale

Our growing team at Beaches Dental Mona Vale is available to tend to your specific needs. We pride ourselves on offering tailor-made dental solutions to provide an exceptional patient experience.

Are you looking for a personalised approach to your cosmetic dentistry needs? Talk to us to schedule a consultation today and find out the available treatment plans.