A bright, white smile tells the world a lot about you. However, even if you have healthy teeth and great oral hygiene, you still might not be able to achieve your ideal smile. That’s where cosmetic dentistry can help. Here are 5 ways you can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
Teeth whitening is one of the most common procedures that a cosmetic dentist provides. Coffee, smoking, wine, and even some medications can stain your tooth enamel and leave your teeth less than white.
While whitening toothpaste and over-the-counter whitening strips can help, sometimes they aren’t strong enough to get you noticeable results. Your dentist can recommend and provide safer and stronger whitening processes. With your dentist’s help, you can have brighter, whiter teeth in less time than over-the-counter products.
2. Resin Bonding
Do you remember that time you fell and chipped your tooth? Your smile does! While they may not be dangerous for your oral health, tiny chips can be unsightly. Your dentist can fill chips and fix natural imperfections with resin bonding.
First, resin is applied to the area, and then a special light is used to cure the material. You can walk out of the dental office with straight, white teeth — and the whole procedure usually takes less than an hour.
Sometimes, teeth have decay, or the enamel is so thin that the dentin shows through beneath, and even whitening treatments can’t get you the even, white smile you want. In those cases, your dentist can apply thin veneers to the visible tooth’s surface. These are shaped to your teeth and are glued in place, becoming a permanent part of your smile.
4. Porcelain Crowns
If a tooth is cracked or damaged, a veneer may not be enough. In those cases, your dentist can create a porcelain crown that covers the damaged or discolored tooth to the gumline. This treatment takes a little longer but is a permanent solution for broken and damaged teeth.
5. Dental Implant
If the tooth is so damaged that it cannot be salvaged, then removing the tooth is the only option. A dental implant is the best way to permanently replace the tooth and keep the jaw and gums healthy and strong. This treatment will take several visits, but your smile will look good forever.
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Regardless of your dental issues, there is a way for your cosmetic dentist to give you a healthy, white smile. At Dakota Prosthodontics and Implant Center, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry options that can help you look and feel your best.