When you hear about cosmetic procedures, one of the first things you probably think of is Hollywood. So many stars on the big screen invest in cosmetic treatments of numerous different types to give themselves the look that they dream of. The good news is that cosmetic dentistry isn’t only for celebrities. Many different people can benefit from it. After all, who doesn’t want to feel more confident about how they look. Continue reading to learn which aesthetic imperfections cosmetic dentistry can correct.
Discoloration and Staining
One of the most common concerns people have about the appearance of their smile is staining. No one wants to be showing off yellow, discolored teeth. It is natural for teeth to become discolored over time, but activities like smoking, drinking red wine, and sipping on coffee and tea can speed up this process. The good news is that there are many cosmetic treatments out there that can help. They include professional teeth whitening and dental veneers.
Many of us weren’t born with that perfectly aligned smile that we have always dreamed of, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t achievable. You don’t even have to wear metal brackets and wires for who knows how long. Instead, you can choose Invisalign clear aligners. This treatment involves the use of a series of clear aligners that gradually move the teeth to their new, rightful locations. If you only have very minor crookedness, you may be able to have this corrected with porcelain veneers.
Gaps Between the Teeth
If you have small gaps between your teeth that you find unsightly, you have a variety of cosmetic options to close them. For gaps that are very small, your dentist can use a tooth-colored composite resin in order to correct this. Dental veneers can also cover them up. For large gaps between the teeth, Invisalign may be able to help
Not all teeth are created equally. However, your dentist can make it appear as if they were. If your teeth aren’t quite the same length or you have a few teeth that are misshapen, this can generally be corrected with dental veneers, dental bonding, or dental crowns.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
As strong as your teeth are, they aren’t indestructible. Whether you bit down on something too hard or were injured while playing contact sports, cracks and chips can occur. If the damage is severe, you may require a crown, bridge, or implant, but for minor chips and breaks, dental bonding or dental veneers may be able to fix them.
You don’t need to be rich or famous to have cosmetic dentistry. It can help nearly anyone who is trying to feel more confident about their appearance. Talk to your dentist to come up with a plan that works best for you.
About the Author
After completing his undergraduate degree from the University of North Florida, Dr. Steven Crovatto earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with honors from the University of Florida. He is also a past president of the Clay County Dental Society. For more information on cosmetic dentistry or to schedule a consultation at his office in Orange Park, visit his website or call (904) 272-0800.