When was the last time you looked in the mirror and were happy with what you saw? Has it been months or even years since you were proud of your pearly whites? Over the years, many smiles begin to look aged, leading people to feel insecure about showing off their teeth. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can help to turn back the clock, so to speak, revealing more of a smile’s natural beauty, and hiding imperfections that can cause embarrassment.
Whitening Can Be Used to Dramatically Lighten Teeth
Professional teeth bleaching is one of the most popular forms of dentistry, likely because staining is the most common cosmetic dental complaint. The teeth’s enamel is strong and somewhat stain-resistant, but it is porous, which means the foods and beverages a person consumes can begin to stain it over time. Some products are particularly problematic, such as tobacco, red wine, coffee, and many other acidic beverages. To help reverse stains, a cosmetic dentist can use a professional-grade product designed to break up the surface stains and then lighten the teeth.
Cosmetic Bonding and Contouring and Veneers Make Great Enhancement Options Can
For more significant problems than simply staining, cosmetic bonding, contouring and porcelain veneers make great options. Bonding and contouring are fast and affordable procedures, which can help make disproportionately shaped or sized teeth more in line with the rest of the smile. They can also hide minor gaps between teeth, and minor overlaps as well.
Veneers can accomplish similar results, but because they are made of dental porcelain, the results can be even longer-lasting.