The primary focus of cosmetic dentistry is to adjust and improve a person’s dental aesthetics by fixing issues relating to the color, shape, size, position, alignment, and overall appearance of their smile.
According to Reports and Data, cosmetic dentistry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the US, expected to reach $32.73 billion in value by 2026.
At Pacific Highway Dental in Kent, Washington, Dr. Rena Jhuty, DMD, specializes in general and cosmetic dental procedures and can offer you the best dental care for the brightest smile. In this blog, we will give you the lowdown on what the field of cosmetic dentistry is all about.
The scope of cosmetic dentistry is vast and far-reaching and is classified into two specialties:
Orthodontics involves the treatment of improper and irregular bites caused by an uneven jaw structure. Braces, aligners, retainers, headgears, and separators are the most commonly used orthodontic appliances.
Prosthodontics includes treatments such as implants, teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, and bridges.
The most popular cosmetic dental procedures are:
Teeth whitening is the process of using concentrated hydrogen peroxide gels to eliminate stains from the surface of your teeth. During the procedure, Dr. Jhuty will clean all the plaque and tartar deposits on your teeth before applying the gel and activating it with laser light to brighten them.
Available in porcelain and composite resin, veneers improve your appearance by fixing broken/damaged teeth, crooked or cracked teeth, and discolored teeth. To apply veneers, Dr. Jhuty will scrape a small portion of your enamel off the tooth surface.
Implants are titanium screws drilled into your jawbone to help support crowns, bridges, and dentures. They look exactly like natural teeth, last for a lifetime, and, most importantly, restore functionality.
Bonding repairs decayed, damaged, or discolored teeth with the help of tooth-colored composite material. Dr. Jhuty will clean out the decayed portions of the tooth, apply the composite material onto the tooth, and shape it to match the surrounding teeth.
To know more about cosmetic dentistry and the procedures it includes, get in touch with Dr. Rena Jhuty, DMD, at Pacific Highway Dental. Call (253) 529-9434 or visit our office at 27020 Pacific Highway South, Suite C, Kent, WA 98032 for a consultation.