A full 25% of adults report not smiling due to the condition of their teeth and mouth, according to the American Dental Association. That means that millions of people in the U.S. suffer from embarrassment, or anxiety due to the condition of their teeth and mouth. This is unfortunate because it is unnecessary. Thanks to technological advancements that can correct nearly all imperfections, and financing options available, cosmetic dental care is now more effective and affordable than ever. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry can help boost your self-esteem.
Conditions Cosmetic Dentistry Can Correct
Cosmetic dentistry is a term that is used to describe all dental treatments that improve the appearance of your smile. That means that any procedure that enhances the shape, size, color, or alignment of your teeth is considered a cosmetic dental treatment. However, some cosmetic dental treatments, such as Invisalign and dental implants can help improve the function of the mouth in addition to improving the appearance.
Today, virtually every fault you may find with your smile can be corrected by an experienced cosmetic dentist. Common cosmetic dental concerns include:
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Stained teeth
- Small teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Missing teeth
Treatments Cosmetic Dentists Use to Improve Smiles
There are more cosmetic treatments available than ever to improve your smile. Treatments include:
- Teeth whitening
This treatment works best for teeth that have yellowed over time.
- Porcelain veneers
Veneers can correct multiple issues including small gaps, uneven teeth, misshapen teeth, small teeth, and brown or gray teeth.
Invisalign can correct most alignment problems ranging from gaps to crooked or crowded teeth. Invisalign can also correct bite issues including overbite.
- Cosmetic bonding
Cosmetic bonding, also called dental bonding, can lengthen short teeth, correct chipped teeth, and fill small gaps. Bonding can also lighten stained teeth.
Microabrasion can remove spots, stains, and yellowing.
- Dental implants
Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth.
- Dental crowns
Crowns can be used cosmetically to cover a broken tooth or severely damaged tooth.
- Dental bridge
Dental bridges can replace multiple missing teeth in a row.
Some people may be insecure about multiple issues with their smiles. By combining multiple treatments, cosmetic dentists can provide a complete smile makeover.
For example, you may wish to whiten your teeth after completing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. Or, if you have missing teeth, and chipped or cracked teeth, a smile makeover may replace missing teeth with a dental bridge, and correct the chips or cracks with crowns, bonding, or veneers. Your dentist will work with you to determine the best cosmetic treatments to give you the smile makeover you want.
Improve Your Sense of Well-Being with Cosmetic Dentistry
Feeling insecure about your smile can prevent you from enjoying all that life has to offer. From sharing laughter with friends and family to feeling confident about pursuing a new career, having a smile you’re comfortable sharing with the world is important to maintaining overall well-being. If you’ve been reluctant to smile, afraid to attend social gatherings, or feel otherwise hindered in life because of the appearance of your smile, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist.
Book a Cosmetic Dental Consultation in Swansea or North Attleborough MA
508Dentist is a leading cosmetic and restorative dental practice serving Swansea, North Attleborough, and surrounding communities. To book a cosmetic dental consultation call 508-336-8478 (508-DENTIST), or request an appointment online, and our friendly team will contact you to confirm the day and time.