The condition of your teeth can alter the way you speak or smile. Do you feel the need to cover your mouth to hide your teeth? Are they stained, crooked, misshapen, or broken? This little part of the body can have a huge impact on many aspects of day to day living. A consultation with a cosmetic dentist can outline the many treatments available to resolve whatever might be making you feel self-conscious about your smile.
Teeth stain can be resolved with Zoom teeth whitening. In-office treatment can be completed in one brief appointment. Take home whitening is available for lightening teeth in the comfort and privacy of home or to provide needed touch-up applications. This is often the most economical means to achieving a smile makeover.
Small chips or stubborn stains might be best resolved with a tooth colored material that is bonded to the problem areas. This provides a more permanent solution than whitening.
When the problem is more severe, a minimally invasive enhancement can be achieved with porcelain veneers. Veneers are very thin wafers that are made to blend in with surrounding teeth that do not require any treatment. They will be the same size, shape, and color as your natural teeth, and will be cemented to the front of the teeth requiring help.
Veneers are suitable to treat teeth that are deeply stained, chipped, misshapen, or to close unwanted gaps between teeth.
When teeth experience overcrowding or the bite is off, straightening teeth is warranted. Patients wishing to undergo teeth straightening without the metal bands and brackets can pursue Invisalign clear aligners. They are clear, convenient, comfortable, and most importantly they are removable. This allows the patient to eat all the foods they love and maintain the best dental health they can as the braces are taken out for meals, snacks, brushing, and flossing.
When teeth have been lost due to trauma, decay, or disease a permanent solution that restores the ability to eat, speak, and smile without concern is with dental implants. The implant is a small titanium unit surgically placed where tooth loss has occurred. Once healed, your cosmetic dentist will place a final restoration over the implant that will be so lifelike no one will be able to tell your natural teeth from the prosthetic.
There are many solutions to resolve feeling self-conscious about your smile. To learn more about your options, contact the office of Dr. John Morris at 269-979-1500.