In this age-focused era, we are all trying to find a way new ways to look younger. We apply creams to reduce the look of fine wrinkles. We color our hair. We go on diets and start exercise programs because we want to look and feel as if we have tasted the fountain of youth.
Having a better smile can do the trick, too. It can also renew your self-confidence and make you more attractive to the opposite sex.
If you don’t already have great teeth, here are several cosmetic options:
Whether you use an in-home kit purchased over the counter or you visit your dentist for a professional and long-lasting treatment, whitening your teeth can bring the sparkle back to your smile. The degree of whitening depends on the strength of the bleaching solution and the natural color of your teeth. Some dentists use lasers in their whitening treatments.
A veneer is a thin sheet of either porcelain or composite material that is adhered to the tooth with a bonding agent. Veneers can be used to cover a single tooth, or many. Veneers can be expensive, especially porcelain veneers, but they are natural looking and long lasting.
If cracked, chipped or broken teeth are your problem, bonding may be a good solution. In this procedure, gaps and fissures are filled with a composite material that closely resembles your natural tooth color. Teeth can be reshaped with bonding, and a cosmetic dentist who is skilled can create a very natural looking, better smile.
Dental implants are recommended if you have missing or badly damaged teeth. Essentially, implants are surgically bonded to the jaw bone, and, to that, artificial teeth made of porcelain or composite are attached. Implants are considered a permanent solution, and serve as a great alternative to dentures.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Mac Worley, Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
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