Have you begun wondering what could be done to make your smile look fresher and younger? Over time staining isn’t the only change you might notice about your smile. You might also feel like your teeth are getting smaller as you age. In some instances, this could be caused by excessive wear, such as the result of bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding. However, excessive gum tissue growth is another common cause of teeth appearing smaller. To address issues with the size of your teeth, talk to your dentist about the cosmetic dental treatments that can help provide you with a bigger and brighter smile!
Could Porcelain Veneers Be the Cosmetic Solution?
If the issue causing you concern is related to your teeth, themselves, cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers are two wonderful options for helping to create more appropriately-sized and shaped teeth.
Veneers are commonly used to address a whole host of cosmetic issues, such as correcting the shape of overly sharp teeth, hiding permanent staining, or even effectively hiding minor gaps between the teeth.
Sometimes Porcelain Crowns Can Be Both Restorative and Cosmetic Treatment
However, if the cause of your teeth’s jagged edges is excessive wear, your dentist might actually recommend porcelain crowns, instead. Crowns are an effective form of restorative treatment that can help protect teeth made fragile by decay or wear, such as after deep cavities or trauma to a tooth. Fortunately, porcelain crowns also offer esthetic benefits, as they can be carefully crafted to create a natural and beautiful-looking smile.
If you’re unhappy with the small appearance of your teeth, ask your cosmetic dentist if one of these treatments could be ideal for improving your smile!