• Life Changing Cosmetic Dentistry

    on Feb 17th, 2017

You may not think it, but your dentist can do a lot more for you than “unpleasant” but necessary things like filling in cavities, performing a root canal, or reminding you to floss at your six-month cleaning. If you’re one of the many people who doesn’t necessarily love going to the dentist, it’s time to rethink your relationship because your dentist could be the person that can change your life in some pretty great ways.

Sounds like a pretty lofty claim, right? Well, if you’re not familiar with cosmetic dentistry, it’s time to learn more about this undervalued service. The condition of our oral health can affect many aspects of our lives. Sure, you’re probably aware of the link between the state of our teeth and the health of our hearts. But, beyond our physical health, it’s important to simply feel good about our appearances. If your confidence has taken a hit because you’re missing teeth, don’t like the color of your teeth, or any other dental related issues, it’s time to talk to your dentist about cosmetic dentistry. All that stands between feeling confident again and the status quo could be a relatively simple dental procedure. Here are some services that you should ask your dentist about if you feel like you need to make a change in your life.

Teeth whitening

The most popular service that falls under the category of cosmetic dentistry is undoubtedly teeth whitening. Not everyone suffers through having to deal with a missing tooth or missing teeth. However, it’s safe to say the majority of people probably feel like their teeth could be whiter. While the degree of embarrassment is different depending on the individual, if you feel like your teeth are looking kind of yellow, it’s worth talking to your dentist about your options. Teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons. It’s important to discuss this with your dentist because the cause of your teeth discoloration will dictate the course of treatment.

You may have used store bought teeth whitening kits before, but it’s best to get it professionally done. Not only are the treatments used by a dentist more effective because they have more powerful solutions, but it’s more controlled. Store-bought kits can increase the chances of teeth sensitivity to cold, sweets, etc.

Veneers

Some people require cosmetic dentistry services that are a bit more involved than teeth whitening. There are different instances where veneers would make the most sense for you. One of the major reasons why a person would opt for veneers is actually teeth discoloration. You might be wondering why not just undergo teeth whitening treatment. That’s why it’s important to speak to your dentist and explore the root cause of your teeth discoloration. The cause will dictate the treatment. Veneers are often used to counteract discoloration that has occurred due to excessive use of fluoride, certain medications, or even due to the effects of a root canal.

Not everyone that gets veneers are doing so to combat teeth discoloration, though. Veneers are also an effective treatment for cracked or chipped teeth. You can even use veneers to cover up gaps in your teeth to have a more full looking smile. These natural looking porcelain treatments are effective for many situations. They make great solutions to teeth discoloration because porcelain is stain resistant. Our gums tolerate porcelain well so you don’t have to be so concerned with complications.

Bridges, crowns, and implants

If you suffer from missing teeth, you know how self-conscious you can feel about the visible gaps in your smile. Luckily, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions available to you in order to correct it. Much like with teeth whitening, there are certain factors that will determine which treatment your dentist selects for you. Bridges and crowns are treatments you’re probably familiar with. Crowns can cover damaged teeth for a natural look. Some crowns are porcelain while others are ceramic. If you’re missing multiple teeth, a bridge might be the solution for you. They are permanently bonded to the surrounding support teeth to create a natural look.

Then there are dental implants. Dental implants look and feel like real teeth and are installed directly into the jaw bone with titanium anchors. If successful, they will encourage the continued regeneration of the jawbone which can degrade following tooth loss.

Conclusion

As you can see there are many different kinds of cosmetic dentistry procedures available to you. But unless you set up a consultation with your dentist it’s impossible to know which one would be the best for you. That’s why if your self-confidence has been suffering due to the condition of your teeth, it’s time to contact the team at Confident Miami today. Take the first step to changing your life.

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