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The Cosmetic Dentistry Trends of 2020

August 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — myomega @ 2:03 pm
An up-close image of a woman and her healthy, brighter smile

Are you wanting to change the aesthetics of your smile? Do you want brighter teeth? Maybe you’d prefer to hide the chips or cracks? No matter what you choose to do with your pearly whites, there’s a solution available for you. But which ones are the most popular? If you want to take the next step in improving and transforming your smile, a cosmetic dentist is here to share the trends of 2020, and which one may just give you the look you desire.

Cosmetic Dentistry 101: Get the Facts

For centuries, humans have looked for ways to improve their smiles. Fortunately, dentistry has come a long way from the days of Egyptians and Ancient Greece, both of which used various types of toothpaste to clean their teeth. Quickly advancing into the 20th century, dentists began using porcelain crowns to repair weakened teeth and cover smile imperfections. By the time the 1980s arrived, permanent veneers were hiding the flaws of some of Hollywood’s elite, and by 1989, at-home teeth bleaching was keeping teeth looking brighter and whiter.

Currently, it is estimated that in the United States, cosmetic dentistry treatments are a $4 billion industry. People care about the way they look, and it is evident by the amount of time and money put into services designed to improve, hide, and transform smiles.

Popular Dental Trends of 2020

It should come as no surprise that some of the trends on this list have been and will continue to be popular among individuals both young and old. Let’s take a look to see what is trending in 2020 so far:

Teeth Whitening

While this particular treatment has been around for decades, more people are wanting an experience that produces natural results. After all, no one wants to walk around with a fake or blinding smile. When discussing with your cosmetic dentist about your personal goals, it is best to follow their expertise and guidance when determining how “bright” you want your teeth.

Not only is teeth whitening just as popular today as it was when it began in the 80s, but Hexa Research estimates that globally, teeth whitening will become a 7.4 billion industry by 2024.

Clear Aligners

Want to straighten your smile without metal brackets or wires? The evolution of orthodontics has led to the creation of clear aligners that apply gentle pressure to the teeth, shifting them much quicker than traditional braces. Not only do they produce faster results, but they are discreet, making them a much more attractive and popular option among self-conscious teenagers and adults.

The most common type of clear aligner is Invisalign, which uses customized trays that can be removed before eating, drinking, or cleaning. Using SmartTrack material, they are designed to be more comfortable and predictable when it comes to delivering outstanding results.

Dental Implants

When a tooth goes missing, you may think a bridge or partial denture is the only way to fix it. The good news is that there is another solution that doesn’t require altering your natural teeth and is permanent – a dental implant. Although considered both a restorative and cosmetic service, these are surgically placed into the jawbone to create a solid, stable foundation. Once properly fused, a custom-made dental crown or similar restoration (i.e. implant bridge, implant-retained denture) is placed on top to create a natural, seamless smile.

Other popular trends include the use of 3D printers to create custom-made dental crowns and other dental appliances, digital previews to show patients an image of their smile before the work is completed, and improved ceramics, which is proven stronger and offers a more natural appearance.

Don’t let 2020 go by without considering cosmetic dentistry. Take the next step to feeling great about your smile and talk to a member of your dental team about available options today.

About the Author
Dr. Prashantkumar Gajera attended dental school in India before completing higher education in the United States at New York University. With more than a decade of experience, he has advanced training in Invisalign and dental implants. Working alongside his wife, Dr. Julyat Gajera, the two lead a skilled and professional team at Omega Dental in Bedford, TX. Knowing patients are always looking for ways to improve their smiles, they are pleased to offer a wide array of cosmetic services to meet every need. If you would like to learn more about available treatments and how to get started, visit our website or call (817) 785-3290.

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