Do you sometimes wonder if anything can be done to improve your smile? While preventive and restorative dentistry are important to the health of one’s smile, sometimes cosmetic procedures are necessary to achieve a smile that is beautiful, as well as healthy. From whitening to veneers, bonding to gum lifts, cosmetic dentist provide a number of potential ways to help improve a smile’s appearance, and to improve a person’s confidence. So if you are tired of struggling with insecurity related to imperfections in your teeth or gums, it is time to talk to a cosmetic dentist about what could be done to create a more comsetically-pleasing and confidence-instilling smile!
What Does Your Smile Need?
The first step in choosing a cosmetic treatment, is determining what issues are causing you to feel insecure. Are your teeth stained? Are they misshapen? Do they show wear along the edges? Are your gums covering portions of your teeth, causing them too look unusually small? Do you have minor spaces between some teeth?
The answer to these questions can help you and your cosmetic dentist determine the best way to enhance your smile.
Many patients start with professional whitening, because it is a fast way to address the staining that can cause a smile to start looking older, and yellow. Whitening can revitalize a smile, and create a more youthful look.
However, whitening is limited to addressing stains on the surface of the teeth. For intrinsic discoloration, a cosmetic dentist must use an alternative, such as cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers.