Learn How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

Learn How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

We all want a fabulous smile. While our teeth are incredibly strong, overtime they may discolor, chip or decay. There is a solution. Consult your cosmetic dentist to discover the latest techniques to bring back your beautiful smile.

Get Whiter Teeth
What you put in your mouth can stay on your teeth, causing yellow stains that are difficult to remove. A whitening procedure can be performed at your local dentist office to bleach your teeth and brighten your smile. In just one or two visits, your dentist will apply a peroxide solution. You will notice a significant change in color. Teeth can be stained again, so be aware of the things that can discolor them:

• Smoking
• Ingesting certain medications
• Coffee, tea and red wine
• Berries, soy sauce, tomato sauce

Apply Veneers
Veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. They are typically made from porcelain and cover just the front part of the tooth. Veneers can be cemented to the teeth at your local dentist office in usually one to two visits. They often correct cosmetic imperfections, such as:

• Stained teeth
• Slightly crooked, chipped or worn teeth
• Teeth with a large gap between them

Crowns, like veneers improve the appearance of the tooth. However, a crown covers the whole tooth. While it can be done to correct stained, broken or misshapened teeth, a crown is also used to:

• Secure a dental bridge in place
• Cover a root canal treatment or dental implant
• Protect a tooth that has been weakened over time

Enamel Shaping and Contouring
These procedures are normally performed on healthy teeth with strong bone support. Shaping and contouring can modify the position of teeth and change the length and shape. Other reasons why a patient may choose enamel shaping and contouring are:

• To correct minor bite issues
• To fix irregular or chipped teeth
• To straighten overlapping or crooked teeth

Your dentist is here to work with you in finding the best solution so that you can have the smile you always wanted. Click here to request an appointment.