A beautiful smile is highly desirable, but many people are born with teeth that don't cooperate. If you're not happy with your smile, you don't have to just live with it. Many dentists now offer a number of procedures that can transform your smile into something that you will be proud to show off often. If you want to change your smile, ask your dentist about the following procedures:
Do you have a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or has an abnormal shape? Dental bonding can correct all of those problems. This procedure involves your dentist using a tooth colored resin to correct issues with your teeth. The resin is applied and then molded by a dentist; after it is polished, your tooth will look completely natural and blend in with the rest of the teeth in your mouth.
If you're seeking a total smile makeover, veneers may be your best option. Veneers are typically made of porcelain or resin, and are placed over the surface of the teeth to correct shape, position, and color. When you get veneers, they are all custom made, so you can work with your dentist to create the smile that you have always wanted. Veneers do not last a lifetime, so if you choose this cosmetic dental procedure it is worth noting that you may have to incur the cost to replace them in the future.
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures in a dental office is teeth whitening. You typically can choose an in office procedure or an at home kit. When you have your teeth whitened at your dentist's office, he or she will typically apply a whitening agent to your teeth, being careful to avoid your gums. A high powered light or laser may be used to accelerate the whitening process.
There are a number of whitening kits sold in stores, but an at-home whitening kit from your dentist will usually have a whitening agent that is stronger than anything you can buy, and your dentist will custom make the trays to ensure that they fit your teeth perfectly.
A straight smile is beautiful, but many people either see their teeth shift as they age, or they are unable to have traditional braces as a teenager. If you want to straighten your smile, ask your dentist if you are a good candidate for invisible aligners. These orthodontic tools can be removed when needed, but when worn regularly they slowly reposition the teeth, usually resulting in a straight, beautiful smile.
For more information, contact New Image Cosmetic & Family Dentistry or a similar location.