Your dentist can make you smile in a variety of ways. To do that, he or she doesn’t even have to tell you a good joke (although that doesn’t hurt, either). Instead, your dentist has a few tricks up his or her sleeve that can improve the appearance of your teeth. Unfortunately, people who feel self-conscious about their teeth don’t smile as often as they would otherwise. It does not have to be this way anymore with modern advancements.
If you have a toothache or sensitive gums, then you probably have very little to smile about. In fact, having a toothache is one of the worst types of pain because it wont go away by itself. Fortunately, your dentist can make you smile again by removing the cause of your toothache. No matter the cause of your problems, whether it is an infection or perhaps a deep cavity, your dentist can address this issue so that you no longer have to live in pain.
You may not be happy with your smile if you have missing teeth. While some people don’t seem to mind living with a hole in their mouth, it’s far from the ideal choice. The great thing is that your dentist can literally fill in the gap or gaps for you. Previously, your only option was to have your dentist build a bridge using the two neighboring teeth as anchors.
Nowadays, experienced cosmetic dentists prefer to use implants. Implants can last for the rest of your life if you take good care of them. An implant can be the best way to replace a missing tooth because it helps prevent bone loss and deterioration. Since it is directly implanted into your jawbone, nobody will even notice that the new tooth is not your real tooth.
Teeth Straightening and Jaw Alignment
Crooked or crowded teeth are not as attractive as straight teeth. Slight imperfections are usually not a problem, but many people do not have naturally straight teeth. Your teeth may also be crowded in your mouth, which will require retainers, braces, or Invisalign.
Getting your teeth straightened requires a serious investment of both time and money. Fortunately, with Invisalign, it doesn’t take as long as it used to. And on the bright side, nobody will even know what you’re up to unless you tell them. The only thing your coworkers will notice is the fact that your teeth are looking better than ever.
Teeth Whitening & Cleaning
Teeth whitening is probably one of the most popular dental procedures. Not only does this procedure offer almost instantaneous results, but it’s also completely pain free. Stained or discolored teeth are not really a big deal if you think about it objectively. But since it’s so easy to brighten up your smile, why shouldn’t you do it?
In some cases, dental patients decide to cover up their existing teeth instead of undergoing extensive procedures. If your front teeth are chipped, slightly crooked, or have spaces in between, then you might be a good candidate for veneers. Veneers can make a huge difference for you.
Most dentists offer this procedure directly in the dental office, but you may also be able to do this at home. It is a good idea to speak with your dentist about the pros and cons of attempting to whiten your teeth at home so that you can ensure that you are using the proper procedures and that all the appropriate safety concerns are being followed.
One thing is certain: seeing the results of cosmetic dentistry will make you smile.