Dental Tips Blog


Everyone Needs a Little Imperfection

When you think about having the most beautiful teeth possible, what is it that comes to mind? Probably teeth that are straight, white, bright and look youthful. But have you ever seen someone (perhaps in a magazine) whose teeth looked so perfect that they actually look fake? Why would you want to invest time and money for beautiful teeth if they didn’t even look like they were real? Fortunately there’s a way to enjoy a beautiful smile with the perfect level of natural appearance that other people won’t even be able to tell that you’ve had moderate to extensive dental treatment. How? By implementing just a touch of imperfections and texture changes so that your cosmetic treatments like veneers or crowns look real.

Imperfections might sound a bit like a turn-off, especially if you’re investing in extensive cosmetic therapy or a smile makeover, but it’s actually a very good thing. You see, when you look closely at your teeth you will notice changes in enamel color, ridges, textures and even translucency. A reputable cosmetic dentist and their dental lab will help mirror these microscopic features so that even though your new teeth look “perfect,” they also look natural. The finished restorations will be white, straight and full just like you want them, but up close they won’t look like a perfectly smooth, glossy, porcelain tooth.

The next time it’s time for you to have a new crown or veneer made, you and your dentist will work together to select a shade, shape, and material that reflects the results you what to achieve and look natural all at the same time. To find out more about the process, schedule a consultation with your dentist.

Posted on behalf of:
Group Health Dental
230 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 398-9690

Most Popular

Tori, Exostosis, and Extra Bone Formation in the Mouth

A fairly common occurrence in the mouth is the existence of extra bone development along the outside or inside of the jawline near the teeth, or in the roof of…

Lingual Frenectomy versus Lingual Frenuloplasty

Lingual frenectomy and lingual frenuloplasty are both dental procedures used to correct a condition called ankyloglossia. Ankylogloassia, more commonly known as ‘tied tongue’, is an abnormality of the lingual frenulum….

Difference Between Conscious and Unconscious Sedation

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful option for many people who would not or cannot tolerate dentistry in a traditional dental setting.   Many people have a fear of visiting the dentist,…