A good education, a strong work ethic and an agreeable personality are often regarded as essential elements for success in the workplace. However, even if you have those qualities in spades, an unattractive smile could still be holding you back. This is especially true if you have crooked, stained or chipped teeth that affect your appearance and make others see you as less than competent. Cosmetic dentistry offers many safe, quick and effective treatments to address these concerns and give you an irresistible smile that’s a natural extension of your personality.
Unlike a general dentist, who focuses on preventative dental care and restorative procedures like tooth fillings and crowns to restore the function of your teeth, cosmetic dentists offer treatments that improve the appearance of your smile. This includes treatments such as teeth whitening, dental bonding and veneers to create a more balanced, symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing smile.
Many of these cosmetic treatments are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime, making them a quick, convenient and affordable way to achieve the attractive smile you desire. For instance, teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most popular cosmetic procedures available. The whitening process quickly lightens your teeth and can dramatically improve the look of your smile.
Dental bonding is another popular cosmetic treatment that consists of applying a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of your teeth. This resin repairs damage, including chips, cracks and discoloration, to enhance the overall beauty of your smile. In addition, dental bonding can repair small gaps and other minor cosmetic flaws in your teeth to make them look better and more uniform.
Porcelain veneers are another cosmetic procedure that can transform your smile in a short amount of time. These wafer-thin shells of porcelain can mask cosmetic flaws in your smile and alter the color, shape and length of your teeth for a more appealing appearance. Lumineers are an alternative to veneers that provide similar benefits, but do not require the removal of any enamel and are hand crafted to ensure that your teeth remain healthy after treatment.
While there are some limitations, cosmetic treatments can be used to treat most patients with a variety of smile concerns. The most common ones include stains, chips, cracks and misaligned teeth. These conditions typically do not interfere with your ability to chew or speak, so you can enjoy the foods and drinks that you love without feeling self-conscious.
During your consultation with Smart Dental, we will assess the condition of your teeth and gums to determine which cosmetic procedures are right for you. We will also discuss the results you want to achieve and create a customized makeover plan to help you achieve them. You’ll be amazed at the difference that a radiant, dazzling smile can make in your life.