A Guide to Improving your Smile
Whenever we look in the mirror or pictures of ourselves, one of the first things that we notice is our own smile. This has an effect on our confidence when we smile; for some individuals a lack of confidence could be a reason for not smiling at all. Subtle changes can significantly enhance your smile and self-confidence. Here is a guide to help you with different options on improving your smile.
A simple, yet effective, way to improve the appearance of your smile is to whiten and brighten! Different products will lead to different results depending on the strength and frequency of use. We can help you decide what options is best for you, whether it is a product that you use at home or one that we apply in the office.
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A smile can be enhanced by simply correcting the shape and appearance of your existing teeth. With recountering you can conservatively change the length, shape or surface of your teeth. It is a quick and painless procedure that will provide you with immediate results. The purpose of recontouring it to create more harmony and balance in your smile by matching the shape of your teeth with each other, as well as removing signs of wear and tear that can be caused by grinding. This is a great option if you have a significant event approaching, such as a wedding, and you wanted a quick, conservative approach to improving the general appearance of your smile.
Bonding is a simple technique used to improve the esthetics of your front teeth by using white filling material and shaping it to improve the look of your smile. We can correct the appearance of minor crowding, repair chipped or broken teeth and even lengthen teeth when appropriate. This is a similar procedure to porcelain veneers, but instead of porcelain it will be a white composite material and it is more affordable.
Crowns and Veneers
A crown, also known as a cap, is used to provide structural stability to teeth that have large fillings, have broken due to trauma, or have undergone significant wear and tear resulting in cracks. It is an artificial tooth that covers teeth like a hat fits over your head. In some cases a partial crown can be designed in a conservative approach to maintain as much natural tooth structure as possible. A crown can be used to restore a tooth’s shape, appearance and function. It can also be used cover a discolored or misshaped tooth.
If you are missing a tooth, a dental implant is used to replace the missing roots and this will support a crown that attaches to the implant. A missing tooth can affect your appearance and function depending on where it is located in your mouth. Implants can also be used to support a denture, whether the dentures removable or fixed, and this will improve the fit and comfort of your dentures for years to come. This is a long term and permanent procedure to improve your smile and provide you with both the look and function of regular teeth. Learn more about dental implants.
There are two main options for braces, clear aligners and traditional braces. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of clear aligners created just for you. Braces consist of metal brackets bonded to your teeth and connected by a wire and small elastics. Both are designed to straighten your teeth, improve your smile and improve your oral health. Depending on your personal situation we can determine which option is best for you.
Regular Dental Visits
Prevention is the best way to avoid problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Having a routine dental cleaning and dental exam is the best way to improve your oral health and improve your smile.
Your smile and oral health is important to us. Everyone has individual wants and needs depending on their personal situation. We are pleased to discuss different options with you as well as pros and cons of each. Lets work together to design a new smile for you!