One of the reasons people avoid having cosmetic dentistry procedures done is the high cost of treatments that may not always be covered by their health insurance. While cost is a legitimate concern, having a beautiful smile can make it worth the cost. In fact, broken and discolored teeth can make you feel embarrassed when you smile, which may have a detrimental effect on your self-esteem and emotional well-being.
Even if your teeth are strong and healthy, it is not uncommon for teeth to become stained or discolored over time. This may occur due to certain medications you take for other health issues or can occur as a natural part of the aging process or the foods you eat. Having your teeth whitened through cosmetic dentistry treatments will make a big difference in your smile.
Whitening treatments can be done in your dentist's office if desired and may require several visits. Your dentist may also provide whitening treatments you can use at home over a course of time to whiten your teeth.
Cracked or misshaped teeth
Teeth that are cracked, chipped, or misshapen can ruin a healthy smile. Having a porcelain veneer crown placed over the broken tooth is a common fix for these issues. Having a crown placed will require several visits but the crown will look like your original tooth and is a durable option for improving your smile.
Excessive gum tissue
If you have an excessive amount of gum tissue, it can affect the beauty of your smile, even if your teeth are in good repair. Fortunately, your dentist can reshape your gum line by using a process called gum contouring. Through this process, any excessive gum tissue will be removed, and the gum line will be reshaped to appear more symmetrical.
Dental bonding is a method used by cosmetic dentists to help hide minor imperfections. One of the easiest cosmetic procedures, bonding is easy to apply to the surface of a tooth and is good for hairline cracks in teeth. It's useful as a whitening agent if you only have a few teeth that are discolored. Bonding can also be useful for shaping or widening a tooth to make gaps in teeth less noticeable.
Feeling confident in your smile is priceless and is worth the money it takes to have dental work done. Your smile is the first thing others notice about you when you meet. Knowing you have a great smile can help to boost your confidence, which in turn can impact your work and social life in a positive way.
Reach out to a cosmetic dentistry clinic for more information.