As a provider of dental care programs, we like to keep informed of upcoming trends in the industry. By doing this, we can share updates and evolutions in dental care with you.
The world of dentistry is always changing and evolving to advance procedures, decrease discomfort to patients and improve alternatives. New techniques, procedures, materials and products replace old ones.
The Consumer Guide to Dentistry released its top dental trends for 2010, which focuses more on cosmetic dentistry trends.
According to the report, dental implants are high on the list. Dental implants are an alternative to crowns and bridges for individuals who need replacement teeth, according to the American Dental Association (ADA).
In addition, requests for removable teeth aligners will be on the rise are expected to become more popular, because they are less visible and convenient than metal aligners.
Our objective is to offer best practices and comprehensive guidance on traditional dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and treating oral disease and preventative oral health, while cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile.
Keeping up with your regular dental routine and dental appointments to maintain good oral health is paramount, but there are many things you can do to improve your smile, cosmetically.
Here are some cosmetic dentistry trends that may enhance your smile. See which ones are right for you and discuss the options and procedures with your dentist at your next visit.
Cosmetic Dentistry Trends and Treatments
• Composite Bonding:
• Teeth Whitening:
• Dental Veneers:
• Smile Makeover:
• Full mouth reconstruction:
Aesthetic or cosmetic dentistry can be expensive, but check with your dentist and insurance or dental provider to see if there are discounts available to have the necessary work done to beautify your smile. American Dental Plan, though primarily focusing on basic clinical dentistry, also offers a variety of cosmetic dental procedures. Check with a participating dentist for your free smile evaluation.