May 2, 2021
When you walk into a room, your smile is the first thing that people notice. If you are unhappy about the appearance of your teeth, it can affect your confidence and quality of life. The good news is that there are steps you can take to enhance your smile. There are numerous cosmetic dental treatments out there to help you work towards the smile of your dreams. Continue reading to find out what you need to know in order to determine whether or not you’d made a good candidate.
What Do You Want to Change?
When you decide that you want cosmetic dental work, you should know exactly what you want to change. The more specific you can be, the better your dentist will be able to help you reach your smile goals. Whether you are looking to fix an issue caused by a sports injury, or you just want your teeth to appear more uniform, this information is important for your dentist to know exactly how you want you smile to look. Here are some of the common reasons why people seek cosmetic dentistry:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Old amalgam fillings
- Staining and discoloration
- Gaps between the teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Misaligned teeth
What Different Cosmetic Treatments Are Available?
Once you have determined the parts of your smile that you want to change or enhance, you and your dentist can narrow down your options so you can choose a treatment that works best for you. Here are some of the different treatments that are available:
These is wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front surface of the teeth in order to cover up imperfections, like cracks, chips, stains, undersized teeth, and other cosmetic issues.
This cosmetic treatment involves the use of a tooth-colored composite resin in order to reshape, brighten, and correct flaws. This can usually be completed in just one appointment, and it doesn’t involve the removal of any health tooth structure.
If you are self-conscious about discoloration, teeth whitening could be the answer. First, your dentist will take a look at your smile to ensure that you don’t have any underlying oral health issues. Then, the whitening begins. After your treatment, you will have a smile that is several shades whiter.
Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox and derma fillers can fill fine lines and wrinkles to leave you with an appearance that makes you feel more confident. They work by relaxing the muscles that create both frowns and wrinkles.
Cosmetic dentistry could be the right choice for you. Talk to your dentist so you can come up with a customized plan for your unique smile!
About the Author
Dr. Christopher Nowacki earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2004 and maintains professional memberships to stay on the leading edge of the dental field. Currently, he is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. For more information on cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment at his office in Palm Bay, visit his website or call (321) 724-9300.
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