Over time, many people start to feel insecure because of increasingly apparent imperfections in their smiles. From noticeable wear along the edges of the teeth, to excessively gummy smiles, or simply unattractive restorative dental work, many flaws can cause a person to feel embarrassed. Fortunately, you might be surprised just how many ways a dentist could help improve your smile’s appearance! Through modern cosmetic or even restorative dentistry, you can smile confidently, knowing your smile looks beautiful and timeless!
Is a Gum Lift Actually the Answer?
Though many people think of imperfections in the teeth, when they think about what could be wrong with their smile’s appearance, sometimes the cause for cosmetic concern isn’t the teeth at all. Sometimes it is the gums that are the issue.
When the gums are unhealthy and/or begin to grow excessively, they can hide portions of the teeth, leading to a smile that seems smaller, often older, and frequently uneven. If the gums are the problem, a gum lift provides a great solution.
Though gum lifts require more extensive treatment than many other forms of cosmetic dentistry, if the gums are the problem, a gum lift is often the only truly effective solution.
Porcelain Crowns and Tooth-colored Fillings Can Inspire Confidence
Sometimes patients’ insecurities are caused by failing or obvious restorative dentistry, such as metal fillings or dental crowns. If this is the case for your smile, you should talk with a restorative dentist about how tooth-colored fillings or porcelain crowns could help.
Restorations like these are made to fit comfortably, while protecting damaged teeth, and they look natural, as well.
Porcelain crowns can also be used to hide wear along the edges of teeth. If caused by excessive wear, like nighttime teeth grinding, you may require restorative treatment, like a crown, to protect the tooth or teeth from further damage.