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5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Give You a Great Smile
Cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dental procedures can transform the look of your smile by removing or covering stains, repairing damaged teeth, replacing missing teeth, changing the shape of your teeth, and replacing old, unattractive dental treatments. If there is any aspect of your smile that you would like to change, consider cosmetic dentistry. Chances are that there is a cosmetic procedure that can help.
Remove or cover stains
Wanting a whiter and brighter smile is common. The things you eat and drink each day can cause surface stains that make your teeth look dull and discolored. Some types of medicine and injury can also discolor your teeth. If you want your teeth to be whiter and brighter, there is a cosmetic procedure that can help. If the discoloration on your teeth is from surface stains then you will benefit from a whitening process that is designed to remove surface level stains. The process includes getting fit for a whitening tray and putting a whitening solution in the tray. Your dentist will recommend a schedule for when and how long to use the whitening tray that is based on your needs.
For discoloration that goes below the surface, you will need to consider options that will cover the discoloration such as porcelain veneers or crowns. When discoloration is below the surface no amount of surface whitening will make a difference. Fortunately, there are cosmetic procedures that can hide deep discoloration such as veneers and crowns.
Repair damaged teeth
Teeth that are chipped, cracked, or damaged in some way can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. There are a number of cosmetic dental procedures that are designed to address damage. Porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and composite fillings can all help repair damaged teeth and restore the look of your smile.
Replace missing teeth
Having one or more missing teeth can have a big impact on the way your smile looks. Cosmetic dentistry has options for addressing missing teeth and restoring both the look and function of your smile. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that involves placing a post into the bone of your jaw. Dentures, partial dentures, and fixed bridges are other tooth replacement options that work well for people who are missing multiple teeth. The best option for replacing a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth will depend upon a number of different factors. You and your dentist will work closely to determine which solution is best for your situation.
Change the shape of your teeth
If you are unhappy with the shape of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help. Porcelain veneers and crowns can be used to reshape teeth and fill in unsightly gaps. These procedures can be used to craft a smile that you love and are proud to show off.
Replace old, unattractive dental treatments
If you have an old filling or crown made with dark amalgam, you can have those removed and replaced with a more attractive option. Composite fillings and tooth-colored crowns look natural and can be designed to match the coloring of your other teeth.
The various cosmetic procedures that are available can be used to give you a great smile. You may be surprised to learn about the number of options that cosmetic dentistry provides. If you are ready to transform your smile, schedule an appointment at Aristo Dental to discuss treatment options.