How your teeth look is important to maintain a healthy, pleasant appearance. Teeth that are stained, chipped, or missing may prevent you from making a good impression. A consultation with your cosmetic dentist will demonstrate how to overcome many dental maladies.
Dental Problems and Solutions
Teeth can be stained or discolored due to medications, vitamin supplements, aging, or poor dental support. But we may be contributing to their condition by the foods and beverages consumed and habits like tobacco use.
Whatever the cause, teeth whitening can eliminate many of the stains that result in dingy, drab dentition. Your dentist can provide a take-home whitening product that contains powerful whitening agents that you can use in the privacy of your own home and at your convenience.
Once you have achieved the level of whitening desired, learn what foods and drinks stain enamel; limit or avoid them; and be prepared to rinse thoroughly following consumption. Brush about thirty minutes later for best results.
For deep, intrinsic stain; chipped, uneven, or misaligned teeth; or to eliminate unwanted gaps, porcelain veneers are available to correct one or multiple teeth. Veneers are wafer thin shells that will be bonded to the front of teeth providing a permanent solution for many cosmetic issues. Once in place, take care not to bite into hard or crunchy foods, i.e. cut that apple into bites. Don’t chew your nails, munch on ice, or use your teeth to open packages.
Dental bonding involves using a tooth colored composite to blend away stain, rebuild a chipped tooth, or support worn enamel. Brushing and flossing daily will help you maintain enhancements achieved with bonding.
Broken or missing teeth can mar your appearance. A dental crown can salvage a fractured tooth, but if a tooth must go or one is missing, the most natural restoration is available with a dental implant. Daily care by brushing and flossing coupled with regular visits to the dentist will support both crowns and implants.
Your Cosmetic Dentist is an Artist
Allow them access to your teeth and you will be amazed at how they can enhance your appearance. And many of these treatments can be completed in a matter of weeks and a few dental visits. A consultation with our cosmetic dentist at The Dental Place will demonstrate how you can improve your self image and smile.