Hanford dentist explains benefits of cosmetic dentistry

It's no surprise that when we look better, we feel better. Studies have shown that a great smile leads to improved confidence, better relationships, and even improved professional opportunities. Maybe that's why so many people turn to dentists for help improving the shape, brightness, or alignment of their teeth.

Dr. Nikunj Raiyani has been helping dental patients improve their smiles through cosmetic dental procedures for many years. He's helped patients smile brightly and speak with confidence. However, Dr. Raiyani of the Hanford Family Dental Center believes that while it may be the smile's appearance that starts the conversation, many of these dental procedures can also benefit a patient's oral health.

  • Cleaning & Whitening: Individuals who want to brighten their smile often undergo a professional cleaning prior to the whitening treatment. This ensures that all plaque and tartar have been removed from the teeth and gum line. While patients may have great at-home dental health habits, it's nearly impossible to reach every nook and crevice within the teeth. These professional cleanings, individually or prior to whitening treatment, help to remove stubborn particles before they begin to damage the enamel or gums.
  • Veneers & Bonding: Dental veneers are thin strips of porcelain that are used to hide minor imperfections such as chips, cracks, or discoloration, while dental bonding is often used to rebuild damaged teeth. However, both treatments can also provide valuable support to teeth that are damaged. A cracked tooth can't heal itself and could get worse over time. The dental veneer or cosmetic bonding will not only hide the cosmetic flaw it will ensure the tooth has the support it needs to function properly.
  • Cosmetic Fillings: Just like a cracked tooth can't heal itself, neither can a cavity caused by tooth decay. Using tooth colored bonding material, Dr. Raiyani will repair the cavity and no one will ever know it was there. Patients can smile and laugh without worrying about their friends or family noticing a silver or metal filling.
When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, form follows function. A happy smile is one that not only looks good, but feels great. If you want more information about how Dr. Raiyani can help you improve the look and function of your smile call our office today.

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