Some people put off cosmetic dentistry because they think it’s frivolous or vain, and nothing could be further from the truth! Smiling is a universal expression, recognized across cultures. It is vital to the way we interact with one another.
What Makes You Unhappy with Your Smile?
There are many common concerns that people have about the appearance of their smile and we can address and correct them all.
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Small or poorly shaped teeth
- Missing teeth
In fact, we have multiple options to treat each of these cosmetic complaints.
Discolored teeth can usually be treated with teeth whitening. However, your teeth won’t always respond to teeth whitening, depending on why your teeth are discolored. In that case, porcelain veneers may be a better option and give you longer-lasting results.
Chipped teeth can be reshaped with porcelain veneers or dental bonding. Porcelain veneers are the best option because they’re more attractive, last longer, and can also whiten the tooth if the trauma caused it to be discolored from within.
Worn teeth can also be built up with porcelain veneers or dental crowns. However, it is important that evaluate for TMJ and other bite problems that may be contributing to your tooth wear.
Gaps between teeth and crooked teeth are usually corrected with orthodontic treatments like Invisalign. But porcelain veneers can be used to correct these problems as well.
Small or poorly shaped teeth can be reshaped with porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or dental crowns.
Missing teeth can be replaced using dental bridges or dental implants. Dental implants are usually the better choice, but both are good options depending on your situation.