A beautiful smile can brighten a day. Some smiles are born, and some are made. Cosmetic dentistry can turn a dull, embarrassing smile into a dazzling one. With the newest techniques, a person’s smile can be complimentary and bright.
There are many ways cosmetic dentistry can help a person attain a dazzling smile:
While most people are born with white teeth, through the years food and drink can stain the teeth, making them seem yellowish and dull. There are home whitening systems that can whiten teeth without discomfort. Special trays are molded to fit the teeth, and are worn with a bleaching gel for an hour a day. Clients can see whiter teeth in as little as two weeks with no pain and little fuss.
Teeth are often chipped or broken, crooked, or uneven. Porcelain veneers can fix these problems, along with spaces between the teeth or teeth that are so severely discolored that whitening solutions will not work. A translucent shell that is made of materials resembling teeth is applied to the teeth to hide any imperfections. The color of the veneer will match the teeth perfectly. Once applied, the veneers are bonded to the teeth using bonding cement and a curing light. The process will hide many imperfections of the teeth.
Inlays or Onlays
Sometimes the tooth structure needs support, but it is not severe enough to require a tooth crown yet it is insufficient for a filling. Porcelain inlays or onlays can fill in or fit over the tooth to make it look like a natural tooth. The porcelain is strong enough to resemble a real tooth, and is matched to the color of the rest of the teeth. The inlays or onlays will last a long time with proper care and maintenance, and make it easy to smile again.
A Smile Makeover
Cosmetic dentistry can provide a smile makeover. There are crowns, implants, bridges, or even dentures that can make a person proud to give a really big grin. A consultation with a cosmetic dentistry specialist can help you regain the smile that will brighten the day.