Have you begun to wonder what could be done to make your smile look bigger and brighter? Many people grow embarrassed by staining over time, but issues with the size of teeth are also common, especially as people age. That is because excessive gum tissue can cause the teeth to look smaller than they actually are. Excessive wear can also cause teeth to look jagged, or even smaller than they once were. Nighttime teeth grinders can be especially susceptible to what feels like shrinking teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers ways to address both of these common concerns. So if you are ready to stop wishing your smile looked different, and to instead do something about it, here are a few ways your cosmetic dentist could help improve the look of your smile.
Embarrassed by Deep Staining? Professional Whitening Could Help!
If your primary concern is staining or discoloration, then professional whitening could help. Unlike over-the-counter options, professional teeth whitening uses prescription strength products to lighten teeth drastically, in a short period of time. For instance, many patients are able to lighten teeth by eight or more shades in a few week’s time.
Wish Your Teeth Were Larger? Understand Your Treatment Options
If you have grown unhappy with the size of your teeth, it is important to first determine if the issues is with the teeth, themselves, or if the problem could actually be your gum tissue. In the case of excessive gum tissue, a gum lift can help remove the excess and to create a more symmetrical gumline.