When you look in the mirror do you like what you see? What about when friends want to take a photo, or invite you out to meet new people? If insecurities related to your smile make it difficult for you to show your teeth confidently, it probably feels like it’s time to make a change. Fortunately, your cosmetic dentistry could likely help! A number of treatments can actually help enhance your smile’s natural beauty and hide any noticeable imperfections. And that can leave you feeling more confident, at last!
Don’t Let Imperfections Stop You from Smiling
If you are bothered by aesthetic imperfections, it’s important to consider the many cosmetic treatment options available that could help. You might actually be surprised just how quickly a cosmetic dentist could help you address many noticeable problems!
- Staining is a common issue, due to the porous nature of the teeth’s enamel. Over time most people struggle with some degree of discoloration, though certain products can certainly hasten dramatic staining. (For instance, tobacco products, red wine, coffee and sodas can all lead to deep discoloration.) Professional teeth whitening is most often recommend for dealing with major staining.
- Inconsistencies in the shape or size of some teeth are also common. Over time, many teeth also begin to look worn along the edges, or misshapen due to wear. In many cases, cosmetic bonding provides a fast and durable solution for addressing inconsistencies. In some cases, though, particularly in the case of extreme wear, restorative treatment like a natural-looking porcelain crown might even be used to improve the smile’s appearance and its health.
- Porcelain veneers are another great option, and they can provide even longer-lasting result than bonding, thanks to the stain resistance of porcelain.
- Minor gaps between the teeth, or slight overlapping can also be a cosmetic concern. While orthodontic treatment is necessary to address functional alignment problems, cosmetic dental treatment, like bonding or veneers, can sometimes be used to help address minor spacing issues.
To speak with your dentist about cosmetic smile updates, call Lake Forest Dental Arts, which is located in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517.