One of the main benefits of choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces is that the removable aligners allow you to clean your teeth throughout the treatment period. Once treatment is complete, you may be interested in additional options for enhancing the appearance of your healthy new smile. Here’s a look at some cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you improve your smile following Invisalign treatment:
Even though you were able to remove your clear aligners to brush your teeth during the Invisalign treatment process, your teeth may still be discolored from years of drinking coffee, smoking, or eating dark foods. Scheduling professional teeth whitening at your dentist’s office is a great way to remove unwanted stains and discoloration from the surface of your teeth. Unlike at-home treatments, in-office treatments are supervised by a dentist to ensure that the whitening agent only targets your teeth, not the surrounding gum tissue.
If you have developed a cavity, it’s important to immediately schedule an appointment with your dentist to have the cavity filled. Failing to treat this dental problem can lead to more serious oral health issues including infection and gum disease. Thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, there are now state-of-the-art plastic and porcelain materials available for fillings that can mimic the look and feel of your natural tooth enamel. You can also ask your dentist about replacing old amalgam fillings with tooth-colored fillings.
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Dentists can use dental implants to replace missing teeth. If you are missing one or several teeth, a dentist can replace them with implants, which secure permanently to the jawbone. The root of the implant is topped with an abutment. This abutment allows your dentist to secure the replacement tooth to the implant for natural, long-lasting results.
To learn whether you are a good candidate for a cosmetic dentistry procedure, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. For 25 years, Dr. Kakosian has provided patients with exceptional dentistry services. You can reach our New York City office by dialing (212) 661-9777.