It might seem a bit premature to start spring cleaning, but now is actually a perfect time to decide if your smile could benefit from a bit of a spring makeover, all its own. Over time, many people grow insecure when showing their smiles, because of noticeable imperfections, like deep staining, wear along the edges of the teeth, or even excessive gum tissue. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to help address many esthetic imperfections, allowing for increased confidence when smiling, and in general. So if you are hoping to head into spring with a brighter or simply more beautiful smile, now is a great time to talk to your cosmetic dentist about how that can be done!
What Issues Are You Hoping to Address?
The first step in determining which treatment is right for you, is discussing with your dentist your causes for concern. In the case of staining, for instance, professional teeth whitening is the most common solution. This treatment can often lighten teeth by up to eight shades, generally in only a few weeks’ time.
If the size or shape of some of your teeth is the problem, the dentist might recommend cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers, instead, both of which can address a host of issues, including inconsistencies in the teeth, but also minor spacing between teeth, as well as permanent staining.
If the gum tissue is actually the problem, and causing your teeth to appear smaller than they are, the dentist might recommend gum contouring. Though this is a more extensive procedure, than cosmetic bonding, for instance, it is often the very best way to improve the smile’s appearance, particularly as patients age.