When you visit Martindale Family Dentistry in Griffin, Georgia, you will see that we offer an unmatched range of restorative and cosmetic dental services. When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Martindale, you will be welcomed by a friendly team from the moment you walk through our doors until you have completed your appointment. While many patients visit the dentist for preventive and restorative care, cosmetic dentistry is also incredibly popular. Cosmetic dentistry allows you to enhance and improve your smile’s visual traits. While this may sound like it could be expensive, that is not always the case. Let’s look at some common cosmetic dental treatments.
Before looking at average costs, it may be beneficial to look at the value of cosmetic dental services. After all, what kind of value would you put on your smile? If you are looking into cosmetic dentistry, chances are you put a high value on it. This is entirely understandable! A smile is incredibly influential in personal and professional settings and plays a significant role in the impression others have of you. At the end of the day, your smile can say quite a lot about you.
It is estimated that more than 45 million Americans had their teeth whitened in 2021 alone. If you seek teeth that are a bright, rejuvenated shade of white, a dental whitening treatment offered by your dentist is a great and popular option.
Teeth whitening, perhaps the most “cosmetic” option of all the available cosmetic dental options, is commonly used to remove external stains from teeth. These stains can be present for many reasons, such as regular coffee drinking or the use of tobacco products. Dental whitening is offered as both an in-office treatment and as a take-home kit, with the results being teeth that are up to 10 shades whiter.
Professional whitening is very safe and incredibly effective. Whitening treatment will utilize a bleaching agent, which is either applied by your dentist or put into whitening trays that you can use at home. Dr. Martindale only offers whitening agents which are completely safe, so you do not need to worry about damage to your enamel or the development of tooth sensitivity.
There was a time when porcelain veneers were unique to the rich and famous. This is no longer the case! Today, porcelain veneers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments. While no solid numbers are available, it is thought that veneers are second only to teeth whitening. This rise in popularity is due to not only improvements in their quality, but also their decreasing cost in recent years.
A veneer is a very thin shell crafted from porcelain. They are tooth colored and shaped to your specification before being applied to the tooth’s front surface. Because they conceal the tooth underneath, they are an excellent option for those looking to cover tooth discoloration, misshapen teeth, cracks or chips, and minor gaps. Once your veneers have been crafted, a small layer of enamel will be painlessly removed from the tooth (or teeth) receiving the veneer before it is cemented.
Bonding is a procedure during which a composite resin is sculpted and placed on a tooth to correct a wide range of issues. Bonding can be used for restorative dentistry, where it is used to fill in cavities. It can also be used for cosmetic purposes, where it can be applied to fill in cracks, and gaps, replace fillings, reshape teeth, or conceal discoloration. Because the bonding material can be crafted to match the shade of your teeth, it is great for upgrading your smile. It is a simple procedure, and, in most cases, no anesthetic will be required for the process. Once the resin is applied to the tooth, it is bonded in place.