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Regarding cosmetic dentistry, WestClair Dental is ready to help. We love giving people reasons to smile. Being confident to share your smile is essential in today’s world. 

In this blog, we will focus on some cosmetic dentistry trends.

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Cosmetic Bonding
  • Inlays and Onlays

Prevention is always better than cure. Cosmetic dentistry can save you from more severe issues in the future. Fixing cracked or chipped teeth can prevent future problems. Your dental health impacts your overall health, so it is worth taking the time to keep your mouth healthy.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is professional oral care that improves how your teeth look. These treatments enhance one’s appearance and are usually not essential. People decide that they want these types of procedures. 

Cosmetic dentists focus on the aesthetical aspect of a patient’s smile, focusing on the mouth, teeth, and gums. Cosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity. By 2026, cosmetic dentistry is estimated to be close to a $40 billion industry. 

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening also referred to as bleaching, is the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatment. In-office bleaching is the quickest and most effective way to whiten teeth. This procedure uses professional-strength hydrogen peroxide with lasers or special lights. The best part is that the process usually takes about an hour. 

If you prefer, WestClair Dental also has a take-home whitening process.

Here are the top culprits that stain teeth over time. 

  • Smoking
  • Food (from products like soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, curry, tomato-based sauces, and berries)
  • Drink (especially cola, red wine, tea, and coffee)

Professional whitening makes teeth 5 to 8 times lighter. Did you know that people with whiter teeth are considered more friendly, sociable and intelligent? If you want a confidence booster and to look younger, get your teeth whitened today. 

If you have a special event, such as a wedding or maybe even a class reunion, whitening your teeth is an easy additional wow factor to add to your special day. And if you have recently straightened your teeth with braces, teeth whitening is the best way to put the final touches on your new smile. 

Cosmetic Bonding

Another way to enhance your smile is cosmetic bonding. It uses a tooth-coloured composite resin in a reversible technique. It’s not permanent and won’t ruin your teeth. In time, the material can become chipped or fade, but it doesn’t impact your enamel. 

Here are some of the top reasons people get cosmetic bonding. It can:

  • Close/fill in gaps between teeth.
  • Repair small chips or cracks.
  • Make a small tooth look like a standard size.
  • Brighten teeth that haven’t changed enough during whitening treatments.
  • Repair tooth decay.
  • Enhance how irregular teeth look. 

This treatment is done in-house, and if you are only getting one or a few teeth repaired, it can take only one sitting. 

On average, this treatment lasts for about five years. Since the resin is not as strong as your natural teeth, it can chip off, wear down, break, or get stained. Cosmetic bonding is a safe and straightforward procedure that doesn’t involve any risks. 

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are two different ways to restore teeth after damage or decay. These options are made in a dental lab before your dentist fits them into your mouth and adhesively bonds them into place. 

An inlay fills in the area between the cusps. Depending on the type of tooth, there may be one, two, four, or five points on a tooth. Inlays are durable, and people believe they are better for chewing food. Putting in an inlay is quick and done in one visit. It preserves as many teeth as possible.

An onlay covers a tooth’s cusp. A professional dental laboratory makes the exact shape and size of the space it will cover.  You may experience some minor discomfort after this treatment. This pain is often due to your jaw staying open for an extended time, or the muscle at the injection site may be sore.

Cosmetic Dentistry: Contact WestClair Dental to Learn More

At WestClair Dental, we are ready to help with your cosmetic dentistry needs. We can’t wait to brighten your smile. We are a local family dentist clinic in the Stock Yards Village that is taking on new clients; call for an appointment today. 

WestClair Dental works Monday to Saturday. Our varied hours of operation make it easy for you to find time in your hectic schedule. For high-quality and affordable dental care, contact us today. 

Click here to read another blog to learn about these other treatment options. 

  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Veneers