Your smile reveals much about who you are … if you don’t smile, you might be perceived as unhappy or grouchy. But maybe you aren’t smiling because you are hiding stained, chipped, missing, or misshapen teeth? If so, a brief visit to your cosmetic dentist will reveal the many options available that can enhance your appearance.
Dental stain – Teeth can be yellow due to tobacco use; spotted or streaked due to medications taken; or dull due to aging. Zoom teeth whitening may be all that is needed to take that drab smile to dazzling in one brief dental visit.
Chipped teeth or intrinsic stain – Dental bonding takes the same material used for tooth colored fillings and allows your cosmetic dentist to reshape a chipped tooth, close an unwanted gap, or cover stains not helped with whitening. The composite resin is tooth colored, malleable, and can be matched to tooth shade so repairs are virtually undetectable.
Porcelain crowns – There are many uses for dental crowns. A decayed tooth that can no longer sustain further treatment may be “capped” to save the tooth; a broken tooth can be salvaged with a crown; crowns are used to support bridges or as a final restoration for dental implants. Porcelain is stain resistant making this restoration resilient and beautiful.
Dental implants – Teeth can be lost due to trauma, disease or decay. Missing teeth can mean a disruption to eating the healthy foods you love, speaking clearly, or smiling with self-confidence. When one or more teeth are missing, you may select dental implants to restore them.
Dental implants are small titanium units surgically placed in gum tissue where tooth loss has occurred. A protective temporary cover is placed to protect the implant throughout the healing process. Once healed, the temporary covering is removed and a final restoration is secured in place.
The final restoration will match surrounding teeth in size, shape, and color making the replaced tooth impossible to tell from biological teeth.
Your cosmetic dentist has an answer that will restore your willingness to smile, eat, and speak like before. Upon treatment completion, you will be given instructions to care for your new smile that will include daily flossing and brushing; seeing your dental provider every six months will help you maintain your new smile for life.
Contact our skilled team at East Hills Dental Associates today to schedule a detailed consultation.