Cosmetic Dentistry Trends for 2018

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According to a report released by Grand View Research, the global cosmetic industry is expected to balloon into a whopping USD 27.95 billion come 2024. For dental practitioners, this obviously means that business will continue to thrive for years and years to come.

For us patients, this means that there will be more and more options for us in terms of our pursuit of that perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry here in Sioux Falls will undoubtedly grow even bigger this year.

If you too are looking forward to what 2018 has in store for your teeth, here are three trends in cosmetic dentistry you might want to look into this 2018 en route to your megawatt Hollywood grin.

Porcelain Fillings

Fillings have been used to remedy tooth cavities caused by either decay or misuse (tooth grinding or nail-biting). The most popular types of fillings include plastic, gold, silver amalgam, and composite resin. In recent years, porcelain has gained popularity.

This is due to how it better imitates your natural teeth’s texture and color. Although a little more expensive compared to the other types mentioned, porcelain is expected to become even more popular in 2018 since more and more patients are expected to clamor for natural-looking choppers.

Dental Bonding

Tooth bonding fixes an array of dental issues; these include decayed teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, discolored teeth, and even gap between teeth, among others. Compared to veneer application, dental bonding does not (usually) require removal of excess tooth enamel.

This could sound like a good deal even for patients who find it uncomfortable listening to the grinding of their teeth’s surface or who find sitting in the dentist’s chair torture in general.


Veneer application will continue to be popular among cosmetic dental patients in 2018. Favored by some of Hollywood’s most famous faces, this procedure can turn even the most decayed-looking teeth into a set of red-carpet-ready sparkly whites.

With how tumultuous our world has become, perhaps it only follows that we all crave for more and more smiles that are enough to light our day.