Have you spent years feeling insecure because of imperfections with your smile, but were too afraid to talk with your dentist, because you thought the only solution was expensive or extensive dental treatment? Don’t waste any more time wishing you could hide your smile, when chances are good that cosmetic dentistry could help you improve it. In fact, you might be pleasantly surprised just how quickly treatment could leave you with a smile that inspires confidence, instead of insecurity!
There is a gap between my two front teeth; are braces my only option?
Alignment issues generally require orthodontic treatment. However, many people don’t realize that for minor esthetic issues, such as gaps between teeth, there are actually cosmetic dental options that can be highly effective.
While cosmetic treatment will not shift the teeth into a more proper alignment, they can hide the gaps. Both cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers can be used to accomplish this, far more quickly and more affordably (in most cases) than opting for orthodontia if the alignment issues are purely cosmetic.
Whitening treatments haven’t worked on my teeth. Can anything be done?
Most people can successfully lighten their teeth through professional whitening treatment, even if over-the-counter options have not provided desirable results in the past. That said, if you suffer from permanent staining or discoloration, there is still hope for improvement.
This is another esthetic problem that can be addressed by either cosmetic bonding or veneers, each offering unique benefits but also effective at hiding permanent stains, yellowing and more.