Cosmetic dentistry has become more and more popular in recent years. So much so, in fact, that procedures such as teeth whitening are extremely common.
But most of the cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments we almost take for granted today haven’t been around all that long. Three procedures in particular—porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants—have come far in the past three decades.
If you want to learn more about these or any other treatments, be sure to contact your Farmington, NM dentist Dr. Jared Lusk to talk about cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry.
Now one of the most popular—and affordable—cosmetic dentistry procedures, the perception of tooth whitening has changed over the years. Once considered a luxury, it is now commonplace and more people than ever are walking out of the dentist office with teeth many shades whiter than when they walked in.
Porcelain veneers have continued to improve since they started to be used more commonly around the 1980s. The materials used to make porcelain veneers have continued to improve over the years, and now they are stronger and more natural-looking than ever. Those undergoing the procedure can camouflage a crooked, stained, or misshapen smile in just a couple trips to their cosmetic dentist.
Now considered the best way to replace missing teeth, dental implants have advanced rapidly in recent years. Success rates are now higher than ever. Recipients of dental implants enjoy the fact that they have none of the worries of denture wearers, including slipping and clicking noises. The jawbone is also protected with these permanent tooth replacements so recipients do not suffer from facial collapse as do denture wearers.
Get the Smile You Have Always Wanted
Talk to Dr. Lusk about cosmetic dentistry in Farmington, NM, and find out which procedures might be right for you. Call us today!