Your smile should be a source of confidence. If you find yourself insecurely trying to hide your teeth when you laugh or smile, you may want to consider upgrading your smile’s appearance. Cosmetic dentistry options can address issues ranging from fixing chips and cracks, removing some stains to a complete smile overhaul. Upgrading your smile’s appearance is not about giving you a smile that looks like everyone elses; it means giving you a smile that makes you feel confident. Do you know about the different forms of cosmetic dentistry and what each can do for your smile?
Bonding and Contouring
There are certain types of tooth discoloration that come from deep within the tooth and cannot be whitened from the outside. Bonding is a potential option to cover up the deep, intrinsic stains. The tooth-colored resin material used bonding is the same that is used in fillings. Bonding material is applied directly to a tooth or multiple teeth. Once sculpted to the desired shape, the resin is hardened and polished into a very natural looking appearance. Bonding material is not only great for covering up deep stains, but it can repair teeth with surface chips, cracks, or teeth that are misshapen or sized. Contouring a tooth is a process of altering the shape of a tooth such as smoothing a jagged edge.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most comprehensive cosmetic option, and can provide a complete smile overhaul. Veneers are very thin shells made of porcelain that can mimic the appearance of a tooth’s enamel. Porcelain veneers can be created to fit the desired color, shape, and size, and multiple teeth can be addressed at one time.
Whitening your teeth can be one of the simplest and straightforward ways to upgrade your smile’s appearance. External tooth discoloration can be removed through a professional whitening treatment. Opalescence® in-office teeth-whitening system is a professional-grade whitening gel that is designed to whiten your teeth safely and effectively.
Ask your dentist about your cosmetic options
The team at Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, can help you upgrade your smile’s appearance. To schedule a consultation, call us at 903-455-5750. We proudly serve patients from Hunt County, Greenville, Royce City, Sulphur Springs, and all surrounding communities.