For many years, people have been admiring the bright white smiles on celebrities when they watch TV or see them live. Growth in the field of cosmetic dentistry has made it possible for the average person to receive quality cosmetic procedures.
Nowadays, more people can have their teeth whitened, replaced, or treated for misalignment at a reduced cost. This has been made possible due to advancements in technology within the field of cosmetic dentistry.
If you're looking into a cosmetic procedure for 2018, here are several trends in the industry that will impact your experience.
1. More advanced dental procedures
Due to advanced equipment such as dental imaging machines, laser scanning technology and more effective medications, cosmetic dentists have been able to expand their services and ways through which they can enable you to achieve a renewed smile. For example, chipped, cracked and broken teeth have long prevented people from feeling confident about their smile.
Cosmetic dentists can now use methods such as composite bonding to cover the enamel of broken teeth and provide a complete look to the mouth. In addition, dental veneers can coat intrinsically stained teeth and restore the white appearance of the tooth whenever you smile.
These treatment options can be specifically customised for your teeth and mouth through the use of advanced scanning and imaging technology.
2. Quicker recovery times
In past years, cosmetic procedures were largely viewed as being similar to plastic surgery. People refrained from achieving a bright smile because they were frightened of lengthy recovery times and the potential side effects of treatment.
Cosmetic trends in 2018 and beyond are shifting towards treatment that's minimally invasive and results in quicker recovery times. For example, teeth whitening procedures, dental implants, and even orthodontic treatment are now being carried out with faster recovery times for patients.
3. Dedicated smile makeovers
Cosmetic dentists are realising that a primary concern for most people is to obtain a bright, white smile. In response to this, recent trends are revealing procedures that are specifically aimed at correcting an imperfect smile.
Rather than simply whitening the teeth or correcting misaligned teeth, cosmetic dentists are combining various procedures to achieve a more complete result. This is often a combination of tooth realignment, whitening, implants and other similar procedures.
4. Better dental imaging infrastructure
The effectiveness of dental procedures is also likely to improve in 2018 and beyond. This is due to the use of dental imaging equipment such as laser scanning. These machines can be used to create a highly customised treatment plan that will yield accurate results for individual patients. A good example is the new Invisalign technology that has enabled many people to realign their teeth and enjoy a renewed smile.