Are you embarrassed or ashamed to smile showing your teeth? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. In recent years, cosmetic dentistry has been more sought-after than ever. Whether your teeth are stained, discolored, or even if there’s a gap between them, cosmetic dentistry uses various dental procedures to improve the aesthetic appeal of your teeth and smile. Furthermore, certain cosmetic procedures can actually help with tooth restoration after damage – even when it comes down to replacing a tooth altogether. When should you consider cosmetic dentistry? If you’re interested in enhancing the appearance of your smile, visit your dentist to begin exploring your options.
There are certain foods, drinks, and habits (chewing or smoking tobacco) that can stain your teeth, causing them to become discolored. To whiten your teeth, your dentist may recommend one of two options. An in-office whitening treatment is administered and monitored by your dentist as the gel they use typically has a stronger concentration of the bleaching agent. On the other hand, they can provide you with custom-made trays and a whitening gel that is similar to the one used for an in-office procedure, but slightly lower concentrated. Each have their own benefits, your dentist can help you to determine which would work best for your individual situation.
Tooth bonding is used to fill spaces between your teeth and to repair cracks, chips, or breaks. Often times, a material known as composite-resin is used for bonding. After your dentist applies it atop your teeth, it’s hardened using a special light. Composite-resin can actually be shaded to match your natural tooth color and molded to replicate natural shape, providing a seamless smile.
Veneers are adhesively bonded to cover the front of your teeth to change their shape and color. Commonly used in cases where teeth become permanently stained, using porcelain allows these ‘new teeth’ to closely resemble the dentin and enamel of your natural teeth. Veneers are custom-made for a comfortable fit
Are you wanting a smile makeover? Cosmetic dentistry can do just that – begin today by contacting your dentist for a consultation!