If you don’t like your smile there is no point brooding about it because the smile will not change by itself. You must attempt to find a way to improve your smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry that can give you a comprehensive dental makeover. It will mean visiting a dentist who you probably fear for reasons best known to yourselves. However, visiting a dentist offering cosmetic dentistry will help you to overcome your fear of the dentist and walk out of his or her office with a changed smile to leave everyone happy.
Want to understand how cosmetic dentistry can help you? We are giving you a few suggestions that you can consider and discuss with the dentist for the best results.
This is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light to cement it in place to improve your smile. This is among the easiest and the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures among the many that are being offered. The bonding can repair cracked or chipped teeth, change the shape of your teeth, close gaps or even be used as an alternative to silver amalgam fillings.
Thin custom-made shells to cover the front surface of the teeth are developed and called veneers. They are bonded to the front of the teeth to change their color, size, shape, or length. They can be developed from porcelain and or resin composite and are a conservative approach for changing the color of a tooth or shape in contrast to crowns. The only downside being that the process cannot be reversed.
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a weak or damaged tooth. The objective is to improve the shape of the tooth, its size, strength, or appearance. Crowns can last up to 15 years and can be developed from metal, porcelain fused to metal, ceramic, and resin. Before placing the crown the existing tooth needs to be filed down for the crown to be cemented over it to fully encase the tooth.
For shaping natural teeth to improve their appearance enamel contouring is a procedure that is provided by dentists. It is a quick and painless procedure and is used to correct minor imperfections like uneven or slightly overcrowded teeth. The results from the procedure will be visible immediately and enamel shaping is mostly combined with teeth whitening, veneers, and dental bonding.
If you have crooked or misaligned teeth braces can correct them to improve the appearance and health of your smile. The braces will function by applying steady pressure over time to gradually move your teeth into alignment. As your teeth begin to move pressure is applied on the bony tooth socket for changing its shape.
You can find different types of places being offered by orthodontists starting from metal braces as well as clear plastic aligners that can be worn over the teeth giving you a discreet method of improving your smile without letting the world know you have braces in your mouth.
The problem of tooth loss is suffered by millions of Americans because of tooth decay, injury, or gum disease. Dental implants that are made from titanium and function as replacement tooth roots can provide a solid foundation to attach permanent or removable artificial teeth. Some people are even using implants to support a removable denture. Among the many procedures of cosmetic dentistry that are currently being offered dental implants are considered the best as they are strong, last for a lifetime, look and feel natural giving you the best option for improving your smile.
A fixed tooth bridge replaces one or more teeth with crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap by attaching artificial teeth to them. Different varieties of bridges are available but you can discuss with your dentist about the variety best suited to your situation.
If changing your smile is your primary objective, visiting a dentist for a consultation is suggested because he or she can offer you different types of procedures apart from the above. Dentists are capable of using a combination of techniques to give you an entire smile makeover. They can make a dramatic difference to your smile and overall good health is the work is planned carefully. The procedures may appear expensive but will be worth the expense in the end.