You know you want a more beautiful smile, one you will feel proud to show off. But do you know how to go about achieving that dream? Cosmetic dentistry can certainly help. Often the first step is simply scheduling a consultation with a dentist who can help you determine the best way to address your imperfections, and to enhance your smile’s natural beauty. Whether you are concerned by inconsistencies in the size or shape of your teeth, cosmetic alignment issues like minor gaps between teeth, or permanent staining, there are ways a cosmetic dentist can help create a smile you will like!
Are Your Teeth Disproportionately Shaped or Sized?
Cosmetic bonding and contouring are both fast and affordable treatments that can help correct issues related to the size or shape of your teeth. They can generally be completed in less than an hour, making them some of the fastest ways to create noticeable smile enhancements. Bonding is completed using the same composite resin material often used for dental fillings, while contouring is when a dentist carefully etches away portions of the teeth that are disproportionately large or jagged.
Porcelain veneers can also create a more beautiful smile, by addressing shape or size issues as well as hiding minor gaps between teeth and permanent staining. Plus, porcelain veneers are prized for their longevity thanks to dental porcelain’s natural strength and stain-resistance.
To determine which treatment is right for you, speak candidly with your cosmetic dentist about your goals for treatment, your budget, and also your lifestyle, as certain foods and drinks could cause staining of the material used to create cosmetic bonding, for instance.