For many people, the thought of spending time in a dentist's chair is terrifying. For them, the less time spent at the dentist, the better. But not all dental treatments hurt or take forever to complete. If you are looking for a painless way to improve your smile, then consider opting for one or more of the following three cosmetic dental treatments.
1. In-Office Teeth Whitening
If your teeth are not as white as you'd like them to be, then in-office teeth whitening is a fast and painless way to whiten them. In-office whitening doesn't hurt your teeth or gums because the cosmetic dentist will protect your gums with a special gel that contains acrylic resins. They apply the gel to your gums before they start the whitening process.
And aside from an aching sensation during the treatment, you shouldn't feel any tooth pain. After your treatment, if you are worried that your teeth might be sensitive, your cosmetic dentist can provide or recommend a gel or toothpaste to protect your teeth when you go home. For the first 48 hours, try to avoid very hot or cold drinks as your teeth need time to recover from the treatment.
If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your teeth, then another painless and fast treatment you can go for is enameloplasty. Enamel doesn't have any pain receptors like the other tissues of your body do, so this procedure won't hurt. A cosmetic dentist can use this procedure to reshape your teeth.
The dentist shaves a small portion of enamel from your teeth to make them more attractive. If you think your two front teeth are a little bit too long, for instance, then this process can shorten them for you. Like whitening, this treatment takes less than an hour.
3. Cosmetic Bonding
Cosmetic bonding can both whiten and reshape teeth, and you shouldn't feel any pain at all during this treatment. To cover up stains and give you a whiter smile, a cosmetic dentist will add cosmetic resin to the surfaces of your teeth. Once bonded to your enamel, the composite resin will cover up any stains and achieve a similar result to teeth whitening.
You can also reshape your teeth with this treatment. To change the shape of your teeth or cover up chips or cracks, a cosmetic dentist will add composite resin to the appropriate areas and then harden it with a UV light. Like the other treatments, composite bonding takes less than an hour.
If you need more information, contact a clinic that offers cosmetic dentistry services.