Knowing If Cosmetic Dentistry Is Right For You
Posted February 23, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
Cosmetic dental services make it possible to treat problems that have an effect on the appearance of your teeth, but not their health. These treatments can boost your confidence, and make you happier with your smile. Are you a good candidate for a cosmetic dental treatment? Assuming your dentist confirms that your teeth are healthy enough to commit to a procedure, it can depend on how you feel about your appearance. If you are interested, you should know that different procedures can provide different benefits.
If you are happy with the shape of your teeth, but are put off by their color, teeth whitening can help. Unlike over-the-counter treatments, your dentist can provide a whitening agent that will eliminate stains that exist below the surface of your teeth. You can opt for a single in-office treatment, or you can receive the necessary tools to whiten your teeth at home. Whitening treatments address extrinsic stains in your enamel – if your teeth are affected by something else, another treatment may be required.
Dental bonding and contouring can focus cosmetic treatment on a single tooth. If your tooth is the wrong size, has a jagged edge, or is physically damaged, bonding and contouring can reshape it, and cover the appearance of damage. Bonding can also affect the color of a tooth that has darkened after an injury.
Porcelain veneers can cover several teeth, and hide problems with their shape and color. The veneers are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth, and hide flawed teeth behind a bright, good-looking smile.