If you have teeth that are discolored, damaged, or missing, you might be self-conscious about smiling. Without a bright, confident smile, it can be hard to feel good about your appearance or make a good first impression. If you find yourself reluctant to smile or express yourself fully, you might want to consider cosmetic dentistry.
Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of treatments to dramatically improve your smile. From minor problems like staining to major problems like severely damaged or missing teeth, there’s a treatment to restore your smile to its original beauty.
Some common cosmetic procedures include:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Inlays or onlays
- Dental implants
Any one of these procedures can make a huge difference in the way your teeth look. If you have several issues you’d like to have corrected, you might be able to have more than one done in a single visit.
Choosing Cosmetic Work
Before you have cosmetic work done, you should consult with your dentist to see what approach is best for your individual goals. This might be one cosmetic procedure or several, depending upon what problems you have with your teeth. If you’re just concerned about staining, teeth whitening might be the only thing you need to have done. However, if your teeth do not respond well to whitening and remain discolored, you might decide to have porcelain veneers. Misalignment might be severe enough to require Invisalign or other orthodontic treatment, or it might be easily disguised with veneers.
After you consult with your dentist, you can decide what procedures you’d like to have done. Your cosmetic dentist should give you a good idea of what to expect during the procedure and what your teeth will look like afterward. Before and after pictures of previous patients are a good place to start. If you like the way previous patients look, there’s a good chance you’ll be happy with the results of your own cosmetic work.
Contact the friendly and caring team at Kelli Slate DDS. to schedule an appointment and discuss your options to enhance your smile.