This really depends on the type of service but we will line them up in order of lasting effect. Teeth whitening, the most popular of all, generally lasts months but can continue to be maintained with regular treatment and updates. Dental bonding generally lasts year, while veneers can last up to 15 or 20 years. Dental implants extend past this. All cosmetic dentistry timelines depend on maybe factors but most notably seeing your local dentists routinely, getting bi annual cleanings and following all cleaning and dental maintenance best practices.
What is included in cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry includes the addition of teeth or gums, the subtraction or removal of teeth or gums, the addition or removal of dental materials, and the straightening of teeth. The actual dental procedures that fall into these categories include crowns, veneers, gum grafting, teeth whitening and orthodontics.
Is cosmetic dentistry painful?
Cosmetic Dentistry is actually not painful at all, especially when done with an experienced dentist or dental facility, such as Dental Community Clinic. In addition, a lot of the latest technologies have furthered this painless trend. Despite this, dental anxiety is actually the leading issue with cosmetic dentistry. One of the solutions is sedation dentistry.
What is the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?
Generally speaking, general dentistry is more about the health and oral care of your teeth while cosmetic dentistry is more of an exterior effect of the way it looks to others. In more detail, general dentistry includes issues with pain and hygiene such as tooth extractions, cavities, root canals and your normal cleanings. Cosmetic dentistry, given its nature of being more visual, deals with teeth whitening, veneers, implants, dentures and orthodontics.