Stained, discolored, chipped or crooked teeth can affect your appearance. There are many cosmetic dental procedures that can improve your smile … a consultation with your dentist will outline the many ways cosmetic dentistry can help you make the changes you have dreamed of being able to achieve.
Banish Dental Stain and Discoloration Along With Other Cosmetic Problems
The foods we eat, medications or illness, lifestyle habits like tobacco use … these are just a few of the reasons your teeth may have become drab or stained. But you have the ability to brighten your teeth and enhance your appearance with Zoom! teeth whitening. Your dentist may recommend having your teeth cleaned first to remove plaque and topical stain; then let the powerful whitening gel available with Zoom! lighten your teeth up to eight shades.
If stain is stubborn or intrinsic, porcelain veneers can be made to cover discolored teeth. But veneers can do more than resolve deep dental stain. Chipped enamel, worn down dentition, uneven teeth, and unwanted gaps can all be addressed with these cosmetic enhancements. Veneers are very thin tooth colored shells that are made to match your teeth. They are cemented in place over one or multiple teeth to alleviate many dental maladies.
For decades the only material available to correct dental decay was silver amalgam. Now there is a much more aesthetically pleasing tooth colored material that serves multiple functions.
If those silver fillings are in your smile line or have darkened over time, your dentist can remove them and update your smile with a composite resin that can be matched to your own tooth shade making the repair virtually undetectable.
This same material is ideal to correct chipped enamel and enhance your smile using cosmetic artistry in many ways that were unimaginable years ago.
Caring for Your New Smile
Now that you have invested in cosmetic dentistry, you will want to do everything possible to maintain it. Learn which foods and beverages produce dental stain and try to limit their consumption. Smoking and chewing tobacco is not just bad for your appearance … tobacco use can result in gum disease and tooth loss.
Brush and floss daily, and make sure you visit our team at Westside Dental Group every six months for cleaning and dental exam.