Your smile is perhaps one of your most important features and you want it to look great. It is used to welcome others, convey emotion and so much more. As you age, there may be times when you feel it necessary to enhance the beauty of your smile through the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.
Perhaps you’d like a brighter, whiter smile or you have small issues that you feel diminish the appearance of your smile. Thanks to advances in the dental landscape, a visit to the dentist can solve these problems for you. Following are some common dental procedures to improve your smile.
Professional teeth whitening is one of the best ways to polish and enhance a smile. Store bought products are unstable and tend to break down as they sit on the shelves, making them ineffective. Any results they do produce are often temporary and unreliable. However, a dentist uses prescription strength whitening gels to remove discolorations on teeth and turn a dull, lackluster smile into a bright, beautiful one. Professional teeth whitening produces powerful results in a shorter amount of time.
Porcelain veneers are a simple, yet effective, way to transform your smile. They are ultra-thin porcelain shells which are fabricated and shaped to fit over the front of teeth in the smile area. Each porcelain veneer is customized and permanently bonded to the front of your tooth’s surface. Veneers can cover uneven teeth, slightly crooked or gapped teeth, and even cover stubborn, hard to remove stains. They are also used to cover teeth that have small chips and cracks in them to dramatically improve your smile’s appearance.
White restorations are another way to improve the look of your smile. Tooth colored fillings are customized to blend seamlessly with biological tooth structure. Porcelain crowns or caps are another way to address certain problematic issues discretely, while still improving the appearance of your smile.
If you are interested in enhancing or beautifying your smile, schedule an appointment with our team at Tate Family Dentistry today. Our trained staff will help you explore your options for achieving your healthiest, most attractive smile.