Just like any other field, the field of cosmetic dentistry is always growing and changing. If you are not completely happy with how your teeth look, you should keep up with the current trends in cosmetic dentistry. That way, when a new trend or method is introduced that could benefit you, you can jump on it and see if the procedure may work for you. In fact, one of the three trends listed below may already be something that could benefit you. 

Trend #1: Porcelain Veneers

The technology behind porcelain veneers continues to be advanced. If you were to go to your dentist today and ask for porcelain veneers, the first thing they would do is steer you towards professional whitening treatments first. Professional whitening treatments are so advanced now that they can restore one's teeth to a level of whiteness that they may never have had before.

Once you have had your teeth professionally whitened, your dentist would then advise you on the teeth that you needed to have veneers on. Instead of recommending a full set of veneers, your dentist will most likely take into consideration how the professional whitening treatment affected your teeth and recommend partial veneers on the teeth that were not as affected by the treatment. The material used to create veneers is improving every year, and becoming stronger and more long-lasting. 

Trend #2: Orthodontics For Visual Effects

It used to be that braces were only for adolescents whose teeth needed to be adjusted for their dental health and wellness. Over time, the idea of one's teeth being adjusted as an adolescent for aesthetic reasons started to creep in as well. 

Now, it has become acceptable for adults to undergo orthodontic treatment just for aesthetic reasons. Additionally, most orthodontic treatment aimed at adults is supposed to work quicker than the years-long braces process that adolescents go through. 

Trend #3: 3-D Printing For Dentistry 

At the very cutting edge of dentistry and dental trends is 3-D printing. 3-D printers that can print replacement teeth are just hitting the market. In the years to come, it could be possible for your dentist to print out teeth, crowns, bridges and veneers on site in their office with a 3-D printer.

If you are not happy with your smile, you should discuss veneers or orthodontic treatment with your dentist. Both of these dental trends are designed to help adults feel more comfortable and confident about their teeth. Remember to also keep an eye on the newest emerging trend in cosmetic dentistry, 3-D printing, which in the future could make fixing your smile even easier.

Contact a dental office like Dansville Family Dental Care to learn more.