Have you spent the last few years wishing your smile was as white and bright as it was in your youth? Maybe you’ve grown tired of looking in the mirror and noticing the “gummy” appearance of your smile, due to excessive gum tissue growth. Even after wearing braces as a teen, have your teeth shifted slightly, leaving you with embarrassing misalignment? If so, it is time to talk with your cosmetic dentist about ways to address these and other esthetic issues, so you can stop wishing for a more beautiful smile and start enjoying one.
A Cosmetic Dentist Can Help Address a Host of Concerns
From stains to spacing issues, you might not realize just how many esthetic issues can actually be corrected through cosmetic dentistry. In fact, many concerns can be hidden or improved quickly through treatments.
Professional teeth whitening is one example of a fast way to deal with a common problem. Staining is common, as it can be caused by the foods and beverages you consume. Tobacco products can also hasten discoloration. Fortunately, in a few weeks professional-grade whitening products can help to dramatically lighten teeth, often by more than eight shades.
Cosmetic bonding and contouring are fast ways to address issues related to the size or shape of teeth, helping to make disproportionately or misshapen teeth appear more uniform with the rest of the smile. Porcelain veneers can also address these issues, but with even longer-lasting results, thanks to porcelain’s stain resistance and strength.
To determine which is the best treatment for your smile, talk to your cosmetic dentist about your causes for concern, your budget, and your overall goals.