The way your smile looks can have a big impact on how you feel about yourself. If you have discolored or damaged teeth it can make you feel self-conscious, cause you to avoid smiling, and may even prevent you from interacting with others. Fortunately, you do not have to continue living with a smile that you want to hide. Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of procedures that can eliminate a wide range of dental issues. Three cosmetic procedures that can dramatically improve your smile include professional whitening, porcelain veneers, and esthetic bonding.
There are a number of popular at-home teeth whitening options. Examples include whitening toothpaste and whitening strips. If the discoloration of your teeth is caused by surface stains you will likely see some results from at-home options over time. These results are gradual and are often subtle. If you are looking to dramatically whiten your smile then you should consider professional in-office whitening. In-office teeth whitening can whiten your teeth by up to ten shades in as little as one 60 minute visit. You will leave the dentist’s office with noticeable results when you choose professional whitening.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that the dentist will bond to the surface of your teeth. Veneers are a minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure that can dramatically improve your smile. They can cover discoloration that goes below the surface of your teeth and does not respond to surface whitening efforts. Porcelain veneers can also be used to repair or cover unsightly damage. If you have teeth that are cracked or chipped, veneers can be used to restore the look and function of your teeth. There is some prep work required for veneers but it is minimal.
Esthetic bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can dramatically improve your smile. This process can be used to repair chipped teeth, fill in gaps, and repair other dental disfigurations. In addition, esthetic bonding can be used to replace unsightly dark fillings and address decay. This process is quick, non-invasive, and effective. In some situations esthetic bonding can be used as an alternative to porcelain veneers or crowns.
You do not have to continue living with a smile that makes you self-conscious or ashamed. The three cosmetic procedures mentioned above have the ability to dramatically improve your smile. If the options above do not provide a solution to the dental problems you are experiencing, remember that there are many more cosmetic dental procedures available. The best way to determine if there is a cosmetic dental procedure that can improve your smile is to schedule a time to talk with a cosmetic dentist. If you are ready to start the journey of improving your smile, schedule an appointment at Dental Remedies.