Our smile is often the first thing people notice about us. If you feel that your teeth aren’t the best they could be, a cosmetic dentist can help. If you have stains, damage, or other problems with your teeth, you could be a simple procedure away from the perfect smile.
How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile
A wide number of issues can make you self-conscious about your teeth. Many of these can be easily addressed with cosmetic dentistry. Some of the most common problems include:
- Staining or discoloration
- Surface damage such as pitting or cracks
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- A “gummy” smile
The best procedure for your teeth depends upon your goals and the exact issues you have. For example, some issues with a gummy smile can be addressed with porcelain veneers, but in some cases you might require a crown lengthening procedure. Similarly, misalignment can sometimes be disguised with veneers, but if the misalignment is serious, you might need orthodontic treatment. For stained teeth, some types of discoloration respond well to whitening, but in cases of severe or intrinsic staining, you might need veneers.
Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist
Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is important to your long-term satisfaction with your treatment. If you know anyone who has had cosmetic work, ask them about their dentist. If they were happy with their work, then chances are good you’ll be happy with yours. If you can’t get a personal referral, you can do research online to find a qualified dentist.
If you’re not familiar with the dentist you’re researching, you can take a look at before and after galleries on their website, particularly pictures of procedures similar to what you want to have done. You can also check their training and experience—how long they’ve been in practice and where they studied. Also look for a history of continued education so you know the dentist is up to date on the latest procedures.
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