One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile. So it makes sense that you want it to be the best it can be. There are several cosmetic treatments that can improve your smile. Let’s look at these 5 examples.
1. Teeth Whitening is One of the Most Common Cosmetic Treatments
One of the easiest ways to improve your smile is to have your teeth whitened professionally. Your dentist has better materials to whiten your smile than what you can buy over-the-counter at the store. In addition, those materials are much less likely to damage your teeth, and the effects last longer too.
2. Dental Bonding is a Quick Procedure for a Better Smile
This is a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t take very long. It usually takes approximately 30 minutes for each tooth. Your dentist will apply some tooth-colored putty to correct minor fractures or chips. They can also use putty to coat discolored teeth and fill small cavities.
3. Dental Veneers are Among the Most Versatiles Cosmetic Treatments
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that your dentist can attach to the visible side of your teeth. They are the same color as your teeth; your dentist can use them to fix gaps between teeth, chips in your teeth, or stained teeth that whitening doesn’t help. Your dentist can even use veneers to fit over teeth that are crooked so they will look straighter.
4. Smile Too Gummy? Consider Gum Contouring
Sometimes it’s not the teeth that make your smile seem uneven; it’s your gums. It might be because your gums are too gummy, or it may be because of receding gums. For those cases, your cosmetic dentist can use gum contouring. For this procedure, your dentist uses a laser to remove gum tissue carefully, resulting in a more even smile.
The laser cuts and cauterizes the gum tissue, but it takes a few days for the gums to heal fully. If you experience swelling and discomfort, you can ask your dentist for some pain medication. Additionally, you’ll want to stick to soft foods for a few days.
5. Tooth Shaping Can Improve Your Smile
This is another cosmetic treatment your dentist can use to change the size of your teeth. They can file down a tooth that is too long or unevenly shaped. They can also reshape the enamel.
Your dentist can use any of these cosmetic treatments to improve your smile, and if those don’t work, there are other options like dental caps and dental implants.
Grand Avenue Dental is dedicated to helping keep your smile bright. We’re happy to answer all your questions about cosmetic treatments and other dental procedures you may need. Give our office a call today!