Which Cosmetic Dental Procedures Are Often Combined?

Combining multiple cosmetic dental procedures is possible to achieve a nicer smile much faster. Certain procedures are possible to administer together, but some aren’t. In many instances, there’s also an ordering requirement for the procedures to ensure their success.

Below is a quick outline of cosmetic dental procedures and their work order.

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Braces For Straightening Teeth

For many, Invisalign® is the optimum treatment for straightening crooked teeth. It’s possible to perform other cosmetic procedures while using Invisalign®, but the results can take time.

Straightening a smile is always done first as it requires the most time investment. Fortunately, a small number of dental cosmetic procedures are possible to do while patients are wearing Invisalign® clear aligners:

  • Implants: In certain instances, the dentist can work with the jawbone and gums to administer implants. This process helps make the implants go faster while also allowing the jawbone to remain healthy and viable for the implant.
  • Whitening: Teeth whitening treatments, especially during the last two weeks of wearing Invisalign®, are also done together. Patients can safely use at-home teeth whitening solutions to help ensure a nicer and brighter smile once the braces are removed.

After the Invisalign® treatment concludes, patients are free to try any number of other cosmetic dental procedures. These will often include repairing chipped or damaged teeth as well as the application of veneers. In fact, veneers are the go-to option for gapping the bridge between misaligned teeth or ones that are slightly off-kilter.

Replacement For Multiple Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a permanent choice for replacing individual teeth and are implanted by the piece. However, in certain instances, dental bridges and dentures are a better option as they have the ability to replace multiple missing teeth. It’s important to get teeth straightened first if the majority are still intact, as the process takes the most time.

The procedures below are possible to use in combination (before or after) dental implants:

  • Whitening: Whitening treatments are best carried out before administering implants, as doing so ensures a natural transition between existing teeth and the implants. Veneers, however, are unable to undergo any whitening treatments.
  • Structural Damage: Once implants and whitening treatments are carried out, structural damage is often the next step in the repair process. This includes handling certain teeth that are resistant to whitening or have chipped over the years. Usually, dental crowns, veneers, or bonding are used to enhance aesthetics.

The Order Of Treatments Does Matter

Cosmetic treatments are carried out in a certain order to ensure their efficacy and the proper handling of the underlying problems.

Those with a few misaligned teeth can skip using an orthodontic treatment and opt for veneers instead. Before receiving any cosmetic procedures, it’s crucial to address conditions such as cavities or gum disease.

Once health conditions are adequately addressed, dental procedures should follow the outline below:

  1. Orthodontics: Crooked or misaligned teeth are properly straightened for a length of time.
  2. Replacement: Any missing teeth are replaced during this step, whether implants or bridges are desired.
  3. Repair: The last step is to address any damaged teeth that require timely repair work, and doing so can enhance a smile by addressing crooked, discolored, or chipped teeth.

The Miners Ravine Dental Group can help patients achieve a nicer, brighter, and more aesthetically pleasing smile through different time-tested treatments. It’s crucial that dental treatments do follow a proper plan of action outlined above and patients are always treated for any underlying conditions first. Ranging from damaged to crooked teeth, Roseville’s Miners Ravine Dental Group can closely work with all patients to help them regain their confidence.