Are you completely satisfied with the way your smile looks? What if you had an important business presentation tomorrow? Or an upcoming wedding? Maybe a family portrait? If anything in your life has made you think twice about your smile, you may be wondering how to make it as stunning as you know it could be. The answer may be found in cosmetic dentistry.
Procedures such as tooth whitening, composite bonding, porcelain veneers, and tooth-colored fillings can do wonders to improve minor smile imperfections or provide a quick remedy to your problems. The best news is that cosmetic dentistry doesn’t necessarily have to take a toll on your wallet, as many of the procedures offer dramatic smile improvements without dramatic expense. Whitening, bonding and restorations are just a couple of the large number of cosmetic options available today. Check with your dentist to learn how she can help give you the healthy, brilliant smile you deserve!
Teeth that have lost their bright, white appearance due to smoking, age, drinking coffee or tea, or eating foods that stain can usually be restored to a brilliance through tooth-bleaching. Your dentist likely offers professional-grade, in-office tooth whitening, with a take-home kit that allows you to do touch-ups at your convenience. Over-the-counter bleaching products, which can be found at your local pharmacy or grocery store, offer a less expensive option to do-it-yourself.
If your teeth have turned or shifted, or you’ve noticed small, unsightly spaces or gaps in between your teeth, your dentist may suggest composite bonding or masking. Through composite bonding, tooth-colored material is used to cover spaces and gaps or address minor shifts. Brief, in-office procedures can do wonders to cover these cracks or chips, fill in spaces, and improve your overall smile.
Substantial cases of tooth misalignment, spacing, or discoloration may require more extensive procedures, and porcelain or composite restorations can help to achieve a complete smile makeover. Porcelain veneers can mask stains when whitening won’t do the trick, and can also cover teeth that have substantially shifted or turned. Composites materials can be used to make crowns for severely worn or misaligned teeth, or to replace old metal fillings.
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, visit our office in Onalaska.