How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile
Cosmetic dentistry is a form of dentistry that is dedicated entirely to improving the appearance of your smile. Unlike other forms of dentistry, cosmetic dentistry is an art form, because a good cosmetic dentist must be able to envision and create a more perfect smile.
Fixing Dental Imperfections with Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental imperfections can be caused by a variety of factors, or they can stem from genetic factors. You might be experiencing discolored, chipped, or misshapen teeth, which are some of the easiest cosmetic issues to fix. Or, you might be experiencing more advanced issues, like tooth loss, gum recession, a gummy smile, or overcrowded and misaligned bites. Almost any issue you might have with the appearance of your smile can be fixed with cosmetic dentistry.
Get a Whiter Smile
One of the most common dental imperfections is a yellow or dulled smile. For that reason, teeth whitening is also one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments. The color of your teeth fade with time - especially if you drink coffee, tea, or smoke cigarettes. Teeth whitening is a low-key and inexpensive way to get a brighter and whiter smile, which can make all the difference in your confidence.
Fix Chips and Stains
Chipped and stained teeth are easy to fix with cosmetic dentistry. When it comes to fixing chips and stains, you have two main options - composite bonding and porcelain veneers. Composite bonding is a more affordable but also more temporary solution to chipped and stained teeth.
Composite bonding is a material that is shaped over your natural tooth to make it appear more aesthetically pleasing. In the same vein, porcelain veneers are casings made out of porcelain that are placed over your teeth to cover dental imperfections. In essence, porcelain veneers are constructed to take the place of your original enamel. They're also a more permanent alternative to bonding, in which you don’t have to worry about your veneers becoming stained.
Straighten Out Misaligned or Gapped Teeth
Replace Missing Teeth
Dental implants are a long-term replacement for tooth loss. For patients looking for a short-term cosmetic solution to their tooth loss, we recommend porcelain bridges. Porcelain bridges are attached to your natural teeth neighboring the missing tooth, and span the gap of the missing tooth to give the appearance of a natural smile.