When most people think of cosmetics, they likely think of makeup, jewelry, and other things that will enhance your appearance. One thing that everyone has, and some may want to improve, is their smile. With cosmetic dentistry, you can take your smile and elevate it.
There are several different procedures that can be done to enhance your smile. From teeth whitening, one of the most heard of treatments, to tooth and gum contouring, dentists can help improve the overall look and feel of your mouth in a few procedures.
If you’ve ever been told you have a gummy smile, you may be interested in gum contouring. This is a process where excess gum will be removed, and the dentist will smoothen your gumline to make it appear neater. Tooth contouring is essentially the same thing, but for your teeth instead of your gums.
Or maybe you have a chipped tooth—in that instance, a porcelain veneer might be the choice for you! In this procedure, your dentist would attach a thin, but strong, shell to the front of your tooth. This helps to conceal chips, discoloration and more. Another solution to deal with discoloration, as well as lines in the teeth, would be dental bonding. With dental bonding, your dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin to the affected area to help conceal minor deformities.
Cosmetic dentistry is not for everyone, but if you have ever found yourself covering your mouth when you smile or not wanting to go out because of how your teeth looked, it may be the option for you to look and feel great again! These are just a few of the more common treatment options, if you want to learn more, set up an appointment and talk to us about what we can do to help you leave grinning ear-to-ear.