A white, straight smile is certainly an enviable asset, and many people just assume that those with beautiful smiles were blessed with good fortune. The truth is actually the opposite, most people with perfect looking smiles benefit from cosmetic dental procedures like professional teeth whitening and tooth-colored restorations or enhancements. More than likely, someone you know, such as a neighbor, coworker, or friend, has received dental work that has improved his or her appearance. Fortunately, improving your smile with dental work is incredibly accessible. Our cosmetic dentist offers a number of treatments that can improve the appearance of even the most flawed smiles.
Cosmetic Dentistry Corrects and Conceals Flaws
If your teeth are gapped, stained, or chipped, there are treatments you can receive to correct or conceal noticeable flaws. For instance, those with stained teeth from years of drinking coffee or wine can enjoy a vibrant white smile with a simple, one-hour teeth whitening session at our practice. We use a professional whitening system called Zoom! that can lighten your smile about eight to ten shades whiter.
Flaws like chips, cracks, and misshapen teeth are correctable as well. If your teeth are worn down from damage or decay, our cosmetic dentist may suggest white restorations such as composite resin fillings or porcelain crowns. These restorations are undetectable and look very natural. In addition to improving the appearance of your teeth, restorations will protect your teeth from future damage.
If problem areas of your smile are purely cosmetic, receiving bonding treatments or porcelain veneers is a great way to achieve the smile of your dreams. Cosmetic bonding is a non-invasive procedure that involves using the same compound used in white fillings to conceal chips, stains, and misshapen teeth. Veneers are a more permanent solution to concealing imperfections. Crafted from thin pieces of porcelain, veneers are permanently cemented over the front of teeth to produce a straight, proportionate, and white smile.
If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, we welcome you to schedule a consultation at our practice. Call us today to reserve an appointment with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. John B. Morris.