Is there anything about your smile that bothers you? It is difficult to feel confident showing off your teeth when you are self-conscious about aesthetic flaws. Cosmetic dental issues aren’t very uncommon, and there are all sorts of ways that your dentist can fix them. Read on to learn about some of the most common cosmetic dental flaws and what your dentist can do to treat them and make you feel more confident.
This is the most common cosmetic issue that people have. It can be caused by many different things. Whether your teeth are stained from years of smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and red wine, or just getting older, they don’t need to stay that way. There are a few different whitening options out there. With in-office teeth whitening, your teeth can be made several shades brighter in as little as an hour. If you’d rather whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, take-home whitening can help you achieve the same beautiful results in just a couple of weeks. If you have more severe discoloration, veneers are also an option for a more complete smile makeover.
Not all of us naturally developed a perfectly straight smile. In addition to being unsightly, crooked teeth can make it more difficult to thoroughly clean your smile. This increases your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. The good news is that you no longer need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires to get the results you’re looking for. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to slowly shift your teeth into proper alignment. The best part is that they’re practically invisible. It will be very difficult for others to detect that you’re getting orthodontic treatment.
Irregularly shaped teeth can be caused by several factors, like genetics and teeth grinding. This can make you look older, and you could end up with issues related to your jaw and facial structure. If this issue is very small, gum or tooth recontouring can result in a more proportional smile. Cosmetic bonding can alter the shape, length, or width of your tooth. If you want a more dramatic fix, veneers make an excellent option.
Whether you have small chips or serious damage to some of your teeth, your dentist has a solution. For small cracks and chips, cosmetic bonding can restore the appearance and function of the tooth. If bonding isn’t an option, you may be able to preserve your healthy tooth structure with a dental crown. Root canals can save damaged teeth from being extracted. If your tooth damage is beyond repair, you and your dentist can discuss tooth replacement options, like dental implants.
No matter which dental flaw is bothering you, there is something available that can help. You will be showing off your gorgeous smile again in no time!
About the Author
Dr. David Crumpton is an experienced dentist who has been serving Trophy Club and surrounding communities for nearly three decades. He earned his dental doctorate from the Baylor College of Dentistry and is committed to continuing education to keep his knowledge and skills sharp. He has completed courses at prestigious institutions such as UT San Antonio, the Pikos Institute, Lamar Dental Implant Training, and the Kois Center. He is also a certified Gold Provider of Invisalign. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry or to schedule a consultation at his office in Trophy Club, visit his website or call (817) 491-3355.