Cosmetic Dentistry in Tijuana
One of the most important aspect of our face and look is our smile, it reflects happiness and a clear state of confidence and it’s also a factor in our first impression. Having a white, clean and well aligned smile can help us improve our self-confidence, and the ongoing innovation in dentistry can help us achieve it, everyone should be able to show a beautiful and healthy smile, that’s why we strive to deliver you the most affordable Cosmetic Dentistry services in the city of Tijuana, so that you and your family can enjoy a clean and healthy smile.
Cosmetic dentistry aims to improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and bite, through the improvement of dental aesthetics in color, shape, positioning, alignment, smile appearance and size. Cosmetic dentistry involves many aspects and procedures, one of the most commons are Prosthodontics and Orthodontics, both focusing on dental esthetics.
Prosthodontics is concerned with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and many other parts that conform the mouth. The procedures that are involved include: bridges, crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays and complete and partial dentures, it focuses on the esthetic restoration and replacement of teeth.
Orthodontics focuses on the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaw, for example the alignment and occlusion, the most common procedure is the use of braces. Orthodontics aims to correct jaw and teeth problems involving straighten teeth, align lips and teeth properly, correct problems with bite and close gaps between teeth.
Both of these areas of the cosmetic dentistry can help us improve the aesthetics of our teeth and improve our smile. Finding a dentist in Tijuana has never been so easy, with professional guidance you will find the perfect dental clinic for your needs.
New Age Dental Clinic in Tijuana helps you achieve a beautiful smile, here are some of the procedures that we cover:
- family dentistry
- laser dentistry
- sedation dentistry
- natural dentistry
- holistic dentistry
Common Problems Solved with Cosmetic Dentistry
Like many aspects and parts of our body teeth age too, it presents in many ways like discolored teeth, damaged gums, etc.
Overtime teeth can lose it’s natural white color due to poor oral health like avoid washing your teeth regularly, smoking, and/or drinking caffeinated drinks such as coffee and black tea.
Missing or damaged teeth
Due to poor oral health, teeth can suffer from damage, this can be presented in nerve damage, gum damage, broken or/and missing teeth and many more.
Misaligned teeth is the misalignment or incorrect relation between teeth, caused by early loss of baby or adult teeth, improper dental restorations, gum disease, etc.
Chipped or broken teeth
This involves accidental damage that leads to a chip or crack (often disguised by a veneer) that can prevent proper chewing or other related problems.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Having your teeth restored, whitening or aligned can bring many benefits to your life, for example:
-Improving your self confidence
Cosmetic dentistry can improve your self confidence by giving you a healthy, white and beautiful smile. Smiling is pretty beneficial to the human body, some of the health benefits that smiling can give are boosting endorphin’s and giving an instant mood improvement through a simple smile.
By correcting issues like discoloration and dental erosion you can look younger and healthier with a white and beautiful smile.
-Enhance your career
If you feel embarrassed about your smile you may be holding yourself back. Having a clean white smile will make you feel more confident and therefore more likely to take on greater responsibility and leadership leading to enhancing your career in a number of ways.
-Prevent future dental damage.
Procedures such as bonding can help strengthen your teeth and prevent future damage.
Being ashamed of your smile can lead to be away from social interactions and becoming stressed when having to face an interaction with others. With cosmetic dentistry your smile will improve and you will gain self-confidence leading to a reduce in stress.
Our services of Cosmetic Dentistry in Tijuana are composed of a variety of procedures, such as: Removal of tooth gums or structure, teeth whitening (bleaching), gum depigmentation, laser whitening, straightening of teeth, adding dental material to teeth and more. Here is a more detailed description about the procedures and services that we offer in our clinic.
Tooth whitening (also known as tooth bleaching when bleach is used) is the restoration or whitening for both natural and beyond natural tooth shade. They exist two types of teeth whitening: Bleaching: This procedure improves the appearance of the teeth by changing the color of the tooth enamel, and also removing stains that are both on the surface and deeper in the teeth. Whitening toothpaste: This technique is used at home with a special toothpaste that has an abrasive material that scrapes off the stains on the teeth surface. Teeth whitening is ideal for people with stained teeth due to aging, improper dental care or the use of tobacco products. Some of the advantages of teeth whitening are: Improve smile appearance, boost up self-confidence and the fact that is very affordable compared to other procedures.
Laser whitening has the same aim as tooth whitening, but in this procedure, the use of an argon laser is involved. The technique consists of a rubber covering the gums and then applying a bleaching chemical, the laser is then projected upon to teeth to speed up the bleaching process. The use of laser makes this procedure faster than others and even more effective. Some of the advantages of whitening teeth using laser are: Less pain in some procedures so the use of anesthesia is avoided, reduces anxiety in patients uncomfortable with some procedures, minimizes the bleeding on soft tissue treatments and it can even help preserve healthy tooth during a cavity removal. Even tho this procedure is more expensive than other techniques it is said that it can be 6 times more effective whitening teeth than other techniques used by dentists.
Dental bridges are fixed dental restoration that are used to replace several or a simple tooth by applying a permanent artificial tooth to adjacent teeth or other dental implants. Bridges are made of two or more crowns for the teeth. They exist three main types of bridges: Traditional: These are the most common ones, they are made of porcelain or ceramics, this bridges are composed of a crown for the tooth on either side of the missing tooth. Cantilever: This type of bridges are only used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing teeth. Maryland Bonded: These can be either made of porcelain, ceramic or a plastic. The advantages that dental bridges bring to your teeth are: restore your smile and the ability to properly chew and speak, maintain the proper shape of your face and distribute the forces of your bite correctly. They can also help to prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Dental bonding consists of a procedure where a dentist applies tooth-colored resin material (generally made of a durable plastic material) to restore and improve the overall appearance of the teeth. This procedure is useful to repair decayed, chipped or cracked teeth, to close gaps among teeth, change or improve the overall shape of the teeth or to protect teeth that has been exposed. This type of procedure has many advantages, for example being less expensive than other cosmetic dentistry procedures and in this procedure the least amount of tooth enamel is removed, making the teeth look more natural and healthy. Because of the limitations of this procedure, it is recommended that you consider dental bonding only for small cosmetic changes in teeth, temporary correction and the use in areas of a low bite pressure.
A veneer is a layer of material (usually made of porcelain) that is placed over a tooth or many teeth. This procedure improves the look and aesthetics of a smile and also protects the tooth’s surface from damage. Some veneers are also made of resin composite materials. The application of veneers on a person’s tooth can solve many dental related issues, like: Discolored teeth due to the excessive fluoride or other similar causes, worn down teeth, misaligned or uneven teeth, gaps between teeth, also providing protection for further damage. Advantages of veneers: Provide a more natural and healthy tooth appearance, the porcelain color can be brighter to give the appearance of white teeth, porcelain is stain resistant, less expensive than other procedures offering a more aesthetic alternative.
Tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring, is a technique that aims to change the shape, length or the overall surface of the teeth by removing small chunks of tooth enamel. This procedure is also used along with dental bonding for better results. Tooth reshaping is best suited for people that need just a few reshaping on the teeth to improve their smile appearance. The advantages of tooth reshaping are: Inexpensive alternative to improve the look of your teeth and smile also providing an option to make the teeth look more feminine or masculine by rounding or squaring teeth edges, tooth reshaping is less expensive than other tooth repairing procedures, almost painful since the only part of the teeth that is removed is the surface, and can also improve health of teeth by removing minor overlaps and imperfections.
Dental implants are an alternative to replace tooth roots. Implants provide a strong and stable foundation for permanent or removable teeth, made to match your natural current teeth. Unlike removable dentures, implants stay in place and that brings many advantages over removable dentures, here are some of them: Improve appearance: Dental implants have the look and feel of your own teeth, being almost identical to your original teeth. Improve speech: Dental implants will stay strong and in-place, leaving no worries of accidental denture slip and giving you the confidence to speech fluently. Better comfort: Unlike removable dentures, implants stay in your mouth and become part of you, reducing discomfort. Easier eating: Dental implants function like your regular teeth and it’s easier to chew and eat with them, and, like many other cosmetic dentistry related procedures, it can help improve your self-esteem and confidence by giving you a healthy and good looking smile through the application of implants.
Gum contouring, also called tissue sculpting or gum reshaping, aims to even out and uneven gum line and give your a proper shaped and healthy smile. Gum contouring can fix gum problems caused by health problems, genetics or taking some prescription drugs that may have affected the overall health of your gums. Advantages of gum contouring: Extremely safe: This procedure is one of the safest dental surgerys, it has a very low risk of bleeding and infection, Permanent: Gum tissue doesn’t regenerate, so patients that have been through gum contouring can feel safe that the their gums will remain perfectly reshaped. Improves the overall appearance of the smile by removing excessive gum tissue safely.
Clear aligners application
Clear aligners are orthodontic devices aim to adjust teeth and to be an alternative to dental braces by being more discreet due to being transparent and almost invisible. Similar to braces, clear aligners use gradual force to correct the teeth alignment, but without the use of metal wires. Clear aligners are made of strong plastic material and fabricated to fit the patient’s mouth perfectly. Since clear aligners are removable it easier to brush and floss teeth after eating.
What’s next after a cosmetic dentistry procedure?
After receiving any of the treatments and procedures involved in cosmetic dentistry, the next steps may be determined by the type of procedure that was done, but in general, after any procedure you should follow these advice to maintain a healthy and good looking smile.
Maintain good oral hygiene
Proper brushing and flossing is a must if you want to maintain a healthy smile. Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes and floss properly.
Visit your dentist regularly
Visiting your dentist regularly (every 4 or 6 months) can help you prevent further dental problems by receiving regular advice and dental examination from your dentist.
Smoking leads to a variety of dental problems, the tar on the cigarettes can destroy your gums and stain your teeth. It is very important to avoid smoking if you want to maintain your healthy smile.