Have you ever felt the lack of confidence while smiling? How often have you looked into the mirror and wished for a better smile? If your smile makes you self-conscious, here is all that you need to know how you could make your smile better.
Reasons to visit a cosmetic dentist?
Here are a few dental or cosmetic problems that could indicate that you need an appointment with your cosmetic dentist:
- Stained teeth: If you have noticed any stains or discoloration of teeth, it can be easily treated by a cosmetic dental procedure.
- Chipped teeth: Very often people find themselves having an unattractive smile after having an accident. Cosmetic dentistry has the cure for your chipped or broken teeth that could restore your beautiful smile.
- Long teeth: Excessively long teeth can cause hindrance in having the perfect smile, but simple dental procedures can contour the shape and appearance of teeth to the satisfaction of the patient.
- Missing teeth: Even the most confident person can feel a little conscious at times while smiling if there is a vast gap caused by the loss of a tooth or by any other reason. These missing teeth are easily replaced, and the can function as regular teeth.
- Gaps between teeth: Gaps are often seen between the two front teeth but can exist anywhere in your dentition and to any extent, which gives a smile an unpleasant effect. The gaps can be filled to rejuvenate the smile and make it appealing.
- Nonaligned teeth: Children are mostly a victim of nonaligned teeth, and is rarely seen in adults. Alignment of teeth can be done with procedure differing in different patients.
Why should you choose a cosmetic dentist over general dentists?
Vero Beach Dentist, Dr. Alex Planes firmly believes that it’s imperative to be aware of who you’re relying on for the beauty of your smile. Cosmetic dentists are known to be experts in maintaining the perpetuity of your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is a form of dental work that mainly focuses on revamping your smile and improving the aesthetics. It is more of a choice than necessity. Cosmetic dentists do not require any area of specialization recognized by the American Dental Association, but an excellent cosmetic dentist is identified by years of experience and thorough knowledge of the concept of smile makeovers.
A cosmetic dentist is different from a restorative dentist. Even though the work they do is similar but a cosmetic dentist emphasizes on creating an ideal smile and enhancing its beauty as much as possible rather than merely restoring it.
The services offered by a cosmetic dentist range from simple procedures to very complicated processes. These are all the procedures that you should know:
- Teeth whitening: Bleaching or whitening of teeth is a standard procedure taken up by patients nowadays. Teeth are more vulnerable to stains this day due to regular habits like drinking tea or wine, or smoking. Teeth are also discolored by taking certain medications or by injury to the tooth. Teeth whitening can either be done at dentist’s office or home. Dentists place the correct amount of solution with a tray in your mouth, and it requires only 1-2 hours for this treatment. Doing the procedure at home or in-home bleaching takes a few weeks. Along with the treatment, it is essential to avoid all the stain causing sources as the whitening does not protect the teeth from getting stained.
- Composite Bonding: Composite is a tooth-colored material which is primarily used for restorations than any other substance these days. Composite bonding is done in cases of decayed teeth, chipped or cracked teeth. Composite is not only used for cosmetic purposes, but it also restores and protects the teeth. Reduction of the tooth is very minimal in composite restoration. It is placed in the cavity after drilling or on the chipped surface and manipulated according to the shape of the tooth and light-cured.
- Veneering: Dental veneers are fragile material, made of porcelain, that is usually applied as a layer over the damaged tooth surface. They are bonded straight to the tooth and are known to last longer than bonding. They are customised according to the requirement of the treatment for each patient. Veneers are used when the teeth:
- Are broken or chipped
- Have space present between them
- Have a crooked or twisted appearance.
- Are stained permanently.
- Implants: Implants are a part of cosmetic as well as a prosthodontic procedure that is used to beautify a smile that is hampered by a space created by a missing tooth or teeth. They are a permanent and long lasting solution but can be expensive.
- Braces: Orthodontic braces benefits the nonaligned or irregularly shaped teeth by moving them in correct positions over a period. They are available as metal, plastic or ceramic braces and used according to the requirement and preference of the patient.
- Crown: Crowns are popularly known as caps amongst people. They are usually known to be used after a root canal procedure, but they also restore the natural appearance and function of teeth in cases of broken, weak or discolored tooth.
Regardless of what is holding you back from having a stunning smile, book your appointment with your cosmetic dentist today and gift yourself a lifetime of gorgeous smile and immense confidence.