Cosmetic dentistry is seen by many dentists as a “dental facelift” that can quickly reverse the natural aging process of the teeth. Some people choose to have a cosmetic dental procedure because they simply want to look younger, and a bright white smile definitely promotes the look of youth. However, many people have unattractive teeth that cause them to feel self conscious. For many, how they feel about their teeth and their smiles often causes them to hide their true personality. They tend to “hide” away behind closed lips or hands at their mouths giving them a standoffish manner.
Thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, there is a wide variety of treatment options for people who wish to enhance their smiles. Veneers are custom made wafers that are placed of the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can be used to close the gaps between teeth, hide stains, chips, and imperfections.
Tooth whitening remains the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. It involves the use of peroxide-based materials that remove stains from the enamel of the teeth. Tooth whitening is a simple procedure that can be done in a dentist’s office or at home that provides almost immediate cosmetic results.
Tooth colored fillings can make a substantial improvement in the appearance of the teeth. Using resin to fill the teeth instead of metal, the teeth can keep their natural white appearance.
There are many other options available in the realm of cosmetic dentistry. If you are concerned with the appearance of your teeth, talk to your dental care provider about what options are available that would be used to enhance the appearance of your smile so that you are proud to show it off.
Posted on behalf of Randy Muccioli
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