In the past, patients may have been resigned to accepting aesthetic flaws in their smiles. However, today, a cosmetic dentist can correct a host of problems that detract from your smile, ranging from discolored teeth to those that are broken or damaged. Multiple interventions can be used to address these issues, and patients can either pursue a single intervention to upgrade their grin or consider a more comprehensive smile makeover. The possibilities are numerous, and the results often transformative.
A Hollywood Style Smile Is Within Reach
If there’s an aspect of your smile that is a drag on your self-confidence, you should consult with a cosmetic dentist to see what can be done to improve your smile’s aesthetics. You can end up with a movie star’s smile.
The process begins with an evaluation. Your cosmetic dentist will inspect your smile and may take photographs, dental impressions or x-rays to inform the treatment planning process. The dentist will also ask you about your smile goals and may be able to show you results achieved in cases similar to yours so that you will have an idea of what to expect.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments To Enhance Your Smile
Your dentist may recommend any of the following interventions, either individually or in combination, depending on the circumstances of your case.
- Zoom! Teeth Whitening: Bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and activated with a specialized laser in order for the bleaching agent to take effect in as little as an hour. On your lunch break, you can leave our office with a smile that is 8-10 shades whiter than when you walked in.
- Porcelain Veneers: Tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain can be bonded on top of your natural teeth to conceal defects like chips, cracks and deep stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening treatments.
- Cosmetic Bonding: For minor flaws, this conservative treatment may do the trick. A small amount of tooth-colored bonding material can be applied to a tooth to cover up a minor chip or crack. The bonding material is then cured, and often this treatment can be completed in an hour or less.
- Tooth-colored fillings: When you have cavities, the type of filling you choose can impact your smile’s appearance. Opting for tooth-colored composite fillings rather than dark metal ones will maintain a uniform appearance in your teeth.
If you are dissatisfied with your smile, cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile of your dreams. Schedule a consultation at the office of Dr. John Morris to explore your options and learn more about the possibilities.