SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA
The concept of a New Year’s resolution is becoming less popular as time passes. In a survey by Finder, more than one-fourth of all adult Americans didn’t even make a resolution heading into 2021. Instead of feeling burdened with a resolution, see the new year as a chance to make a fresh start. Make a positive change in your life… like giving yourself a great-looking new smile. In this article, our Scotts Valley cosmetic dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry explore three ways to rejuvenate your smile in 2022.
The secret is cosmetic dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is a specialization of dental science. A true practitioner of cosmetic dentistry has studied the discipline on a post-graduate level to hone their skills and produce the most natural-looking results. Cosmetic dentistry can improve bite form and function, not just looks. In some cases, treatment may help by creating straighter teeth or a more comfortable bite so that even pressure is distributed when chewing. Having a nicer-looking smile also means better oral health for most patients because straighter teeth are easier to clean. Therefore, a new smile doesn’t always have to be just about aesthetics.
Now, let’s take a look at some cosmetic dentistry treatments you might want to consider to ring in 2022.
Brighten your teeth with professional teeth whitening
There are all sorts of ways for you to whiten your teeth these days. You can buy toothpaste, oral rinses, and store-bought kits or opt for professional whitening treatment in Scotts Valley. Professional teeth whitening results last longer and are more noticeable. That’s because your cosmetic dentist offers products that are more powerful than what you can find in any over-the-counter teeth whitening treatment. And, because your whitening is overseen by an oral health professional, you’re less likely to experience heightened sensitivity in your teeth.
The Versatility of Veneers
For nearly a century, dentists have been using veneers to improve the appearance of teeth. Today, modern cosmetic dentists working at the forefront of their field offer beautiful porcelain veneers. Dental porcelain is a high-quality material that looks great, is resistant to surface stains, and is quite durable. This porcelain also reflects light in a similar manner to natural tooth enamel.
At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, we offer porcelain veneers as part of our commitment to metal-free dentistry. We can install these porcelain veneers in a minimally invasive procedure that, when complete, makes a dramatic difference in the appearance of your smile. Veneers simultaneously correct an assortment of aesthetic issues—including teeth that are chipped, cracked, or broken; severely discolored teeth; concealing misshapen teeth or unwanted gaps between teeth. Veneers can also provide the appearance of straight teeth by covering the visible teeth in your smile line.
Restore your smile with dental implants
If you’ve lost a permanent tooth, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans, just like you, are living with at least one missing tooth. A dental implant represents the finest method of tooth replacement available. An implant is the only tooth replacement that replaces the root of the missing tooth, thanks to the titanium implant screw that gets inserted surgically into the jawbone, creating a stable base that won’t shift or slip in the mouth.
The stability of an implant is just part of the appeal. No other tooth replacement looks and feels more like a real, natural tooth. And maintaining it is easy; you just brush and floss your implant the same way you do your other teeth. With good dental hygiene, an implant should last the rest of your life.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Scotts Valley, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz
Start this new year right and tackle whatever lies ahead in 2022 with a great-looking smile. When you feel good about your smile, you feel more eager to show it off, making you feel more confident. Let the team at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry help. The first step in any cosmetic dentistry procedure is to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists to review your oral health and ensure you are a good candidate for the chosen procedure. Find out more by calling (831) 438-4411. We can’t wait to hear from you.