Every time you glance at your smile in the mirror, you immediately feel self-conscious. You wish you had been born with perfect teeth.
The reality is, you do not have perfect teeth. If you are like many other people, it is detracting from your quality of life.
Research shows that gum problems and decaying teeth cause a third of young people between ages 18 and 34 to feel self-conscious about smiling. Also, one-fifth have stopped socializing due to dental issues. There is another 28% who claim that their subpar smiles keep them from interviewing for jobs.
The good news, though, is that cosmetic dentistry can help to fix a multitude of dental problems. Here is a rundown on five important ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile now.
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If you want your smile to be bright, you need white teeth. Fortunately, your dental office can use teeth whitening to eliminate the stains that have developed on your pearly whites over time.
The truth is, every time you sip red wine, coffee or tea, you are discoloring your teeth. Only a professional teeth bleaching process can remove this discoloration.
In the dental office, you will use a custom tray that will ensure that the right whitening solution amount will reach your teeth. In no time, you will end up with the perfect smile.
Crowns are tooth-colored caps that cover damaged and discolored teeth.
From a dental health standpoint, a crown is an ideal option for restoring a tooth, protecting it from additional breakage. The crown also keeps bacteria from entering the tooth, thus decreasing the chance that the nerve will be infected.
From an aesthetic standpoint, a crown can improve your smile, as it resembles a healthy tooth.
If you have missing teeth, you can permanently replace them with dental implants.
In a dental implant procedure, your dentist will place a rod made from titanium into your jawbone. This rod will act as a stable and strong root for the crown that will be placed on top of it.
Dental implants are so popular today because they feel permanent and look natural — the best combination you can find.
Veneers — or custom-fit porcelain shells — are great for improving your front teeth’s appearance if they are poorly shaped, slightly crooked, or chipped.
These restorations are also useful for permanently stained teeth or teeth with extra space between them.
Your dentist will buff your teeth and then cement veneers on them. The veneers can immediately change your teeth’s shape and/or color, thus enhancing your smile.
Perhaps you have silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings. Your dentist can replace them with composite fillings that match your teeth’s natural color.
If you have a silver filling in your front tooth, then a composite filling can make your smile more attractive.
How We Can Help with Your Cosmetic Dentistry Needs
We are a leading provider of cosmetic dentistry services in Fallbrook, California. We take pride in helping our patients to look and feel their best through our smile-enhancing services.
Contact us to find out more about how we can help you to look and feel your best when you smile in 2019 and beyond.
Gernot Winkler, DDS, is dedicated to serving clients with general and family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Located in Fallbrook, Dr. Winkler sees patients throughout San Diego County including neighboring cities such as Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow, and Temecula.