Which cosmetic dental treatment is right for your smile?
Finding solutions that will improve the appearance of a smile while interacting socially with others is as simple as finding the right cosmetic dentist. I tell my Orland Park dental patients that advanced cosmetic dentistry today can design, improve and reveal the smile you have always wanted. Professional dental solutions for dealing with damaged teeth include a full range of treatment options, including dental veneers, dental implants and professional teeth whitening.
Genetics, antibiotics, certain foods and aging teeth are the main causes of darkened teeth. Some of the causes of internal tooth discoloration are exposure to high levels of fluoride, tetracycline, tooth decay and root canal issues. Foods and tobacco use result in external tooth discoloration.
Professional teeth whitening procedures resolve issues with stained or discolored teeth to a high level. Teeth bleaching can be performed both with lasers and can use molds custom shaped by your dentist to fit a patient’s mouth. An example of an extremely effective professional teeth-whitening solution is a buffer in the gel that protects the tooth enamel from damage and brightens teeth up to 10 shades. And for all patients, it is important to remember that maintaining good oral dental care at home will increase the duration of the professional tooth whitening procedure.
Losing a tooth or teeth affects facial structures that include the jaw, muscles, jaw joints and surrounding skin. Poor nutrition and reluctance to engage in social situations are two consequences of losing a few teeth. Dental implants are the modern effective solution for missing teeth. Dentists who specialize in dental implants, also know as Prosthodontists, replace the roots and place a crown on top of the implant. The implant connects directly to the jawbone aiding the bone support of adjacent teeth and extending the life span for many years, and the end result being a healthy full smile.
Teeth with uneven surfaces or spaces, large gaps between the teeth, chipped, discolored or crooked teeth are candidates for veneers. Dental veneers are custom-made thin pieces of porcelain or porcelain after the dentist has taken an impression of the problem tooth or teeth. The dentist will permanently bond veneers over the front teeth to give teeth a new appearance and enhance the quality of an individual’s smile.
From this overview, you can see that cosmetic dentistry provides options to consider for your smile, so I encourage you to talk with your Orland Park dentist, or the dentist in your area, to see which cosmetic dentistry treatments are right for you.
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