Can Cosmetic Dentistry Really Correct Your Smile? Part One

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help You?

Are you unhappy with your smile? Worse, are you worried that even cosmetic dentistry won’t be able to help? Many people think cosmetic treatments are limited to basic whitening, and other minor fixes. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. In many cases, cosmetic dentistry can comprehensively address esthetic concerns. So even if you aren’t sure if a cosmetic treatment can truly help you achieve your dream smile, much less which one would be most effective, don’t give up hope on improving your smile. Instead, schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist to see what he or she can do to give you a more dazzling smile!

What Can a Dentist Do for You?

Sure, professional whitening can help erase stains. But many people’s cosmetic concerns are more than surface-level. What are they to do?

For issues other than staining or discoloration, there are a number of treatments available.

Cosmetic bonding, for instance, is a quick way to fix size and minor spacing issues, as well as permanent staining or shape problems. It uses the same composite resin often used for modern dental fillings, which has become popular in dentistry because of how well it bonds with teeth. It also matches natural teeth closely, creating very natural-looking restorations or cosmetic enhancements. In the case of cosmetic bonding, the resin can be used to help create a more symmetrical smile.

Contouring is similar, in the time and cost of treatment. However bonding is used for teeth that appear too small, while contouring addresses teeth that seem too large.

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