Posted on: 30 December 2015
A beautiful smile is something most people want, but few people are born with the smile they want. Luckily, there are a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can correct smile issues. If you are not happy with an aspect of your smile, consider talking to your dentist about:
Bonding is a dental procedure in which a tooth colored resin is used to correct cracked or chipped teeth. When you have a tooth bonded, your dentist will carefully mold and shape the resin around the problem tooth. Once the resin is hardened, the entire tooth is polished and the result is a natural looking tooth without any problems.
A number of things can cause a dull, yellow smile, and discolored teeth can make people feel very self-conscious. If your teeth are discolored or yellowed, you will most likely have good results with a professional whitening treatment. You can either opt for an in office treatment, or your dentist can prescribe an at-home whitening kit. In office teeth whitening typically involves having a strong whitening agent applied to your teeth by your dentist; a special light may be used to activate the whitening agent and get your teeth as white as possible. An at-home whitening kit from your dentist will not work as fast as an in office whitening treatment, but any at-home whitening kit from your dentist is likely to work much better than any teeth whitening products that you can buy in a drug store since the whitening agent provided is much stronger.
Braces can do a great job in correcting a crooked smile, but many adults do not want to wear traditional braces. It is still possible to fix crooked teeth by wearing invisible aligners. These are clear retainers that fit over the teeth and help shift them into proper alignment over time. After they are inserted, invisible aligners can't easily be seen due to their clear coloring, which provides a much better look than traditional braces.
If you are in need of a complete smile makeover, veneers may be your best choice. Veneers are tooth-shaped shells that are usually made of either porcelain or tooth colored resin; after the front teeth are sanded down the veneers are securely attached to them to create a perfect smile. Each set of veneers is custom made, so you can work with your dentist to design the smile that you have always wanted.Share