Can You Benefit From Cosmetic Dentistry?
A common complaint many Houstonians have about their appearance involves their teeth. Of all the things people can change about their looks, the desire for a beautiful smile is a close second to weight loss. Do you want to improve your smile or have prettier teeth? Cosmetic dentistry is possibly your best option.
A good cosmetic dentist does more than just repair teeth. A person with beautiful teeth has more confidence and is more attractive to other people. In short, a nice smile plays a role in determining how you’re treated.
Here are some things to consider when trying to decide if a cosmetic dentist can help you.
1. Are You Missing Teeth?
Nothing ruins a smile quite like a missing tooth. As soon as your mouth opens, people can see that a tooth is missing. There are several cosmetic procedures that replace missing teeth. There are dental implants, bridges, dentures, and partial dentures that can easily replace a missing tooth or teeth. Well-done replacements look identical to natural teeth, so it takes a trained eye to spot the difference.
2. Are Your Teeth Discolored?
Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic dentistry procedure. Sometimes all you need is whiter teeth to achieve a prettier smile. There are different methods for whitening tooth enamel. Your dentist will discuss the options to determine which method is best for your situation. Normally, the cause of the discoloration will determine what treatment is best.
Whitening agents are typically used if the discoloration is caused by certain drinks or foods. Porcelain veneers are possibly an option if your teeth are discolored due to age or medications.
3. Are Your Teeth Crooked?
Teeth that are slightly crooked can possibly benefit from porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are also possibly an option if your teeth aren’t uniform in size. You don’t have to pull your natural teeth because the veneers are placed over the teeth. When done correctly, porcelain veneers cause no harm to your natural teeth.
If your teeth are a source of embarrassment, you can do something about it. A cosmetic procedure to improve your teeth will end your embarrassment. When your teeth look better, your confidence will also improve. Doing something to improve yourself is always worth the time, money, and effort.
At Sinada Dental, we also check for the health of your gums and teeth. You may have underlying conditions, such as decay or gum disease, that need attention. If your general oral health is fine, you can then discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.