Cosmetic dentistry has been one of the fastest growing treatment areas in the last few years, in large part due to an increasing concern about appearance and self-confidence. As more researchers begin to study self-esteem and its correlation to professional and academic success, notable discoveries have been made, including the ability for those with higher levels of self-confidence to more quickly recover from personal and professional setbacks.
Whether your intention is to increase your self-esteem or simply improve your appearance, cosmetic dental treatment can provide a variety of visual improvements
Cracked or Chipped Teeth – As strong as dental enamel is, teeth are still quite fragile. Biting down on hard objects, using our teeth for utility purposes, or years of bruxing can cause teeth to chip or crack. In the instance that a patient has chipped or cracked a tooth, bonding can be performed to fix the appearance of the tooth, as well as protect the root from being exposed.
Amalgam (Silver) Fillings – It’s not uncommon for a patient to be insecure about their smile due to the amount of amalgam fillings they’ve had over their lifetime. Many patients now request composite (white) fillings to match the appearance of natural teeth, and amalgam fillings can be updated to give patients a more natural looking smile.
Missing Teeth – When a patient had a missing tooth, a dental bridge can be crafted to restore their appearance and dental function. Bridges help create a uniform appearance and restore confidence lost when a tooth is missing.
Crooked Teeth or Gaps in Your Smile – While orthodontics can adjust the alignment of teeth, the transformation can take months to years to complete. With porcelain veneers, we can create a uniform appearance, adjust whiteness or brightness, and even modify the size and shape of teeth to give patients the movie-star smile in as little as one office visit.
Yellow or Stained Teeth – One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments is teeth whitening. Within one short office visit, we can help patients brighten their natural teeth along with their confidence.
Whether you’re curious about how cosmetic dental treatment can improve your smile or you know the exact treatment you might desire, our team is happy to help consult and guide you on a path to obtaining a smile you can wear proudly. Contact our office today to learn more about the details of our cosmetic dental treatments and how we can help you.