A great smile is important for your appearance, and is much more achievable than you may think. A consultation with your cosmetic dentist will reveal the many options available to enhance your appearance.
Cosmetic Issues and Solutions
Stained or discolored teeth:
The foods we eat, medications needed, tobacco use … whatever the reason, teeth whitening can take your smile from drab to “WOW” – you have the option of utilizing in-office treatment or whiten in the privacy of your home.
Chipped, spaced, or uneven dentition:
Porcelain veneers can correct many dental problems in a matter of weeks. Veneers are very thin, tooth colored shells that are crafted to be affixed to the front surface of teeth requiring correction. Porcelain veneers are very natural in appearance, and provide a permanent, cosmetic solution.
Broken or deeply decayed teeth:
Dental crowns have been around for a very long time. But unlike years ago, crowns today can be fashioned in natural looking porcelain, and provide a way to save teeth that are broken or are too deeply decayed for additional treatment. Saving a tooth is always a better option than extraction, and porcelain crowns look and feel natural.
There are several options to replace lost teeth; however, dental implants are growing in popularity because they allow the patient to eat all the foods they love, speak clearly, and look just like their neighboring natural teeth. With this solution to missing teeth, the patient enjoys a permanent solution that can be treated like the rest of their biological teeth.
Care Following Cosmetic Dentistry
Your cosmetic dentist will provide instructions to help maintain your new dental work. Following these guidelines will allow you to maximize their benefits.
Learn what foods, lifestyle habits, or medications may have led to dental stain, and modify whatever you can to help keep your new smile looking bright.
If a veneer becomes dislodged or breaks, it must be replaced. Avoid biting into hard, sticky, or crunchy foods. Do not munch on ice, bite your fingernails, or chew on hard inanimate objects.
Dental crowns and the restorations attached to your dental implant provide the means for you to enjoy life with your teeth intact. However, although dental decay is not a concern, gum disease can still occur.
Brush and floss daily, and visit our team at Howl Dental for cleaning and exam every six months.