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How to Determine What Type of Cosmetic Procedure You Need

How to Determine What Type of Cosmetic Procedure You Need | Dental Remedies
October 13, 2020

There are a number of cosmetic dental procedures designed to address a long list of problems. Cosmetic dentistry has the ability to completely transform your smile. If your teeth are discolored, damaged, missing, or if you are unhappy with the shape or spacing of your teeth, there is a cosmetic procedure that can help. Keep reading to learn about cosmetic dental procedures that are options for the various types of issues so you can determine which ones you need to get the results you want.

Do you have discolored teeth?

If you have discolored teeth there are some cosmetic procedures that can help. The right cosmetic procedure for you depends on what type of discoloration you have. For example, some discoloration is on the surface of your teeth and is a result of stains from food and drink. Other discoloration is below the surface and can be caused by some types of medication or injury. Surface stains can be addressed by professional teeth whitening. This process can remove multiple layers of stains in just one treatment. For stains that are below the surface, cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns are the right option. Deep stains cannot be addressed by surface removal options because they are not on the surface. Instead, you must look for options that cover up the tooth that is stained. If you know what type of discoloration you have – surface level or below the surface – then you can seek out the cosmetic procedure that will provide you with the results you want.

Do you have damaged teeth?

Damaged teeth can often be repaired and restored using cosmetic dental procedures. For example, chipped or cracked teeth can be restored using porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your teeth. These pieces of porcelain can cover up superficial damage and restore the look of your teeth. For more severe damage, you may need to consider getting porcelain crowns. Crowns are designed to encapsulate the entire tooth. They can help restore function and the look of badly damaged teeth. When it comes to damaged teeth, you need to make sure that you get the appropriate treatment before you move on to cosmetic options. Your dentist will carefully examine the condition of your teeth and make recommendations on how to best repair and restore them.

Are you unhappy with the shape or spacing of your teeth?

If you are unhappy with the shape or spacing of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help. Porcelain veneers and crowns are two cosmetic dentistry options that can be used to close gaps or reshape your teeth. Your dentist will work with you to design the smile that you want. Veneers and crowns are customized to your needs and preferences.

The right cosmetic procedures for you will depend on the current condition of your teeth and your goals for your smile. If there is anything about your smile that you would like to change, chances are that there is a cosmetic procedure that can help. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Singh at Dental Remedies to have your teeth evaluated and discuss your options.

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DR. SHANTA SINGH

Dentist

Healthcare has always been a passion of Dr. Shanta Singh’s. A lover of technology, education and fitness, Dr. Singh realized from an early age that her true calling lay in the field of dentistry.

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