18 Apr 5 Common Dental Problems Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix
Have you always been unhappy with how your teeth look? Through cosmetic dentistry, you can improve its appearance and get a picture-perfect smile.
If you’re wondering what sort of imperfections are treatable at Smile Society General Dentistry, check out 5 common dental problems cosmetic dentistry can fix.
Tooth Staining and Discoloration
Coffee, wine, pasta sauces, smoking, and improper oral hygiene can all contribute to the color of your teeth.
Some foods can stain the tooth enamel, and if you aren’t very diligent about brushing your teeth, you can develop stubborn stains that are impossible to remove at home. But, professional tooth whitening treatments can break down these stains and result in a pearly white smile.
Minor Chips and Cracks
Even though chips and cracks might need restorative procedures, you can treat small chips and cracks with cosmetic treatments if the tooth is still in good condition.
For instance, dental bonding can be applied directly to the tooth and shaped to fill the crack or chip. It’s a simple procedure that can be done in just one visit. For a more permanent cosmetic fix, you can opt for veneers, which get bonded to your teeth.
And even if the chips and cracks are severe, dental crowns have both restorative and cosmetic properties. They will give you the best of both worlds.
Issues with the Tooth Shape or Size
Many patients struggle with an uneven smile. Teeth can sometimes develop with an irregular shape, or be of completely different sizes, which creates self-esteem issues for patients.
Cosmetic dentistry can change both the shape and the size of your teeth. Dental bonding and veneers are popular ways to achieve this, though it can also be done with crowns if the teeth are also damaged.
Tooth alignment can lead to an unpleasant smile appearance, but it can also influence the way you chew your food or speak, or how likely you are to develop oral health issues like cavities.
Some minor alignment issues could be masked through the use of veneers, but for even better results, Invisalign can discreetly reposition your teeth to get a perfectly straight smile.
Gaps Between Teeth
Some people love having a gap between their incisors since it makes their smile unique. But if you aren’t one of those people or are dealing with several tooth gaps, cosmetic dentistry can fill that space.
A non-invasive way to do that is through dental bonding, which is removable and will not affect the natural tooth. But if you want to close the gap for good, veneers are the better option.
Still not sure which cosmetic procedure is right for you? Let Dr. Munira Sulaiman and Dr. Mandeep Singh help you figure it out during a thorough cosmetic dentistry assessment.