3 Cosmetic Dental Procedures to Transform Your Smile
Everyone wants to look their best. Your cosmetic dentist has a way to enhance your smile that will fit your budget and timeline needs.
An economical method that can boost your self-confidence is with teeth whitening. Topical stains or dull teeth can mar your appearance, but teeth whitening can brighten your smile. Your dentist can demonstrate the best way to take a drab smile to wow!
If you have a chipped tooth; extra tooth exposure due to gum recession; wish to replace unsightly silver fillings; have deep dental stain; or are dealing with spots on teeth from fluoridation or other medications … there is a tooth colored material that can provide a solution for many dental maladies.
Composite resin is a completely safe option to correct problems like dental decay; cosmetic issues as well can be resolved with this bonding material. Your cosmetic dentist will select the shade that will blend with your natural tooth color making repairs virtually invisible.
When your dental problems exceed what can be fixed with whitening or bonding, porcelain veneers may be the best solution for you. Veneers are wafer thin shells that are fabricated to match the shape and shade of your natural teeth, and are an excellent choice to repair:
Teeth too stained to benefit from whitening or bonding.
Cracked or chipped teeth.
Misshapen teeth or those worn down due to grinding.
Repair unwanted gaps between teeth.
A very thin layer of dental enamel is removed from teeth where veneers will be placed. The dental lab will make the veneers from dental impressions. When ready, the veneers will be tried on to ensure a perfect fit; small modifications can be made chairside. Once you and your dental provider are satisfied that the fit and appearance are correct, the veneers will be permanently cemented into place.
Veneers and dental bonding are permanent. It is possible for a veneer to become dislodged and bonding to wear away – if this should occur, repair or replacement will be needed.
Care for your new smile still requires daily brushing and flossing; dental visits every six months will help to assure continued great dental health.
If you wish to transform your smile, our cosmetic dentist can make recommendations that will conform to your wishes … a consultation can show you the best way to achieve that new smile. Contact Erickson Dental at 972-717-0077 today to schedule your visit.