Stop Hiding Your Smile
Do you hide your smile? Maybe you often avoid being in photos or avoid smiling with your teeth. Is it because you are unhappy with stained teeth, a missing tooth, or the size of your gums? Regardless of the reason, there is a cosmetic dental treatment that may be the perfect solution to help you restore your confidence in your smile. Below are a few cosmetic dental treatments that can help enhance the appearance of your smile.
Brightening Your Smile
If you are unhappy with staining or discoloration on your teeth, there are treatment solutions available for you. The first place to start with discoloration is prevention. Daily brushing helps to eliminate and reduce the buildup of sugars and foods on the teeth that may cause staining or discoloration. If your teeth are already stained, there are many teeth whitening treatment options available. Teeth whitening treatment will make your teeth brighter and whiter without damaging your enamel. There are both professional and in-home teeth whitening options available. At your next dental appointment discuss with your dentist which whitening treatment options they think may be right for you.
Tooth Replacement Options
A missing tooth can lead to a number of issues beyond just an imperfect smile. Missing teeth can cause the adjacent teeth to shift or change position in the mouth. Overtime, this shifting can change the overall appearance of the face, including causing your jaw to shrink in size. There are many tooth replacement treatment options available that can help to improve the appearance of your smile, restore the function of your mouth, and prevent the shape of your jaw from changing. A dental implant is a popular permanent solution to replace a missing tooth. An implant is a metal post surgically implanted in the jawbone that is designed to act like the root of a new tooth. An artificial crown is then placed on top of the post. A dental implant both acts and looks like a natural tooth, restoring chewing and talking function and improving the appearance of the smile. An added bonus is that implants can help prevent bone loss by stimulating jaw bone health.
If your unhappy with the appearance of your smile, your dentist can help identify the right cosmetic dental treatment plan for you. Cosmetic dentistry includes all dental treatments that target the color, position, shape, size, and alignment of the teeth and overall appearance of the smile. Before you commit to a cosmetic dentistry treatment, you should confirm your dentist has the training and expertise to perform the treatment you are interested in. There are cosmetic dentistry treatment options available that can improve the appearance of the smile and enhance the function and the health of the teeth. The following conditions can all be treated with a cosmetic dentistry treatment:
- Tooth decay
- Chipped, broken, or missing teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Worn down or small teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Oversized gums or a gummy and uneven smile