Most of us care at least a little about how our smile looks. Whether it’s the whiteness of our teeth, a chip or crack, or how straight our teeth are, the appearance of our smile is important. A healthy, great-looking smile is important for how we present ourselves to the world, how we feel about ourselves, and our self-confidence and self-esteem. That’s why it can be difficult to figure out what to do when we have problems with our smiles.
Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry offers many treatments and solutions to make our smile look as good as possible, no matter what time, nature, and day-to-day life have done to it.
Cosmetic dentistry is more than just one type of treatment; it encompasses a wide range of options for any problem you can have with your teeth. The best part is that although many solutions are purely for aesthetics, they also have practical purposes, meaning they improve your oral health while keeping your smile looking terrific.
Here are just a few examples of types of cosmetic dentistry procedures.
White teeth can improve your smile, and there’s no better way to get whiter teeth than at a dentist’s office. While at-home whitening kits may get you somewhat whiter teeth, the chemicals used at the dentist’s office penetrate deep into teeth to remove stains and get them several shades whiter.
If you have damaged and discolored teeth, dental bonding is a great option to repair the shape of your teeth and make sure the color matches that of your natural teeth. The dentist uses a special compound that reshapes and sizes your teeth when damaged.
A crown is a prosthetic cap that goes over a broken tooth. Not only does it restore the look and shape of your tooth, but it can also chew properly.