Are you on the fence about whether or not to see a cosmetic dentist? If so, what is holding you back from getting cosmetic treatment that could potentially lead to both a more beautiful smile, and the kind of confidence that comes with it? Many people are pleasantly surprised when they learn that there are actually a variety of cosmetic treatment options at various price points, some of which can be completed more quickly than others, but all of which can help to improve the appearance of one’s smile.
Which Treatment Is Right for You?
Staining is just one common issue that causes people to seek cosmetic enhancements. Other reasons to seek cosmetic dental treatment include inconsistencies in the size or shape of the teeth, excessive wear along the edges, or even minor gaps and overlapping of the teeth. When any of these issues are present, the cosmetic dentist is likely to recommend either cosmetic bonding, contouring or porcelain veneers, all of which can help to address imperfections in the smile with natural-looking results.
Bonding is a popular choice, because it is both affordable and able to be completed quickly. That said, it relies on a composite resin material that is not as stain-resistant as porcelain. For this reason, many patients prefer the prolonged benefits of cosmetic veneers, instead, which are created from stain-resistant dental porcelain. Porcelain veneers can last more than ten years with proper preventive care, and can be cared for like natural teeth.
Is It Time for a Total Smile Makeover?
In cases when there are several causes for concern, the dentist may actually recommend a customized smile makeover. Smile makeovers often involve combining treatments in order to address a host of issues, such as using whitening treatment on all the teeth, in order to lighten and brighten them, followed by bonding or veneers to correct a few misshapen teeth.