Is there something you wish you could fix about your smile? Perhaps you have a tooth you’d like to reshape or a gap in your teeth that you’ve wanted to remove since childhood. Maybe you just wish your teeth were whiter! You may be surprised to find that all of these problems and more can be resolved with cosmetic dentistry. Check out these four surprising ways you may be able to get the stunning smile you’ve always wanted.
1. You can fix severely decayed or damaged teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants are among the greatest advancements in modern dentistry. If you suffer from severe tooth decay or damage, a titanium dental implant may be the perfect solution for you. These devices replace the problem tooth and fuse to the jawbone, making it as durable and comfortable as a normal, healthy tooth. Also, because these implants are fitted with a customized crown, they blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. Once the procedure is complete, you’ll never even realize it’s there! Best of all, dental implants are low maintenance (just keep up a basic oral hygiene routine) and last a lifetime.
2. Make your teeth multiple shades whiter with professional teeth whitening treatments.
Professional teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic procedure— and for good reason! The treatment is fast-acting, painless, and more effective than anything you can buy in the stores. First, we remove any plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth to prepare your enamel for the whitening treatment. Next, your dentist will apply a whitening gel onto your teeth and use a laser or heat lamp to activate the solution. This treatment will almost immediately eliminate years of tough stains from coffee, smoking, and more. And with proper maintenance, you can expect your results to last for months afterward!
3. Eliminate chips, gaps, discolored, or crooked teeth with veneers.
Veneers are custom-made to give you your ideal smile. Whether you’d like to fix a crooked tooth, eliminate a gap, remove decay or discoloration, veneers could be the best solution for you! These devices are made from medical-grade ceramic, making them look entirely natural. Your dentist will simply place these thin porcelain shells on your existing teeth (with little to no anesthetic required!), to give you a brand-new smile instantly.
4. Remedy chipped or broken teeth with composite bonding.
If you have a chipped or broken tooth, bonding could be the perfect solution. Using a tooth-colored resin directly on the surface of your existing dental enamel, your dentist will sculpt the tooth to your desired shape. Then, he or she will cure it with a high intensity light to ensure your newly formed tooth will be sturdy and long-lasting!
All in all, if you wish you could change your smile, the chances are that you may find your solution in cosmetic dentistry. Through the advancements in modern technology, there are a number of solutions available to you. If you’d like to set up your consultation, simply call Fairview Dental Group in Westmont today!