Any dentist will tell you that just about everyone has something that they don’t really love about their smile. There are all kinds of cosmetic issues that someone can have, and even the most minor ones can drive someone who has them absolutely crazy.
Thankfully, for any issue that you could have, there’s a cosmetic dental treatment that’s designed perfectly to help you. Here are some of the most common issues you could have, and what your dentist could do about them.
Whether you’ve had a little too much red wine, can’t do without your morning coffee, or you’ve just seen your teeth become a little discolored as you’ve gotten older, it’s incredibly common to have teeth that are more yellow than you’d like.
Thankfully, your dentist can use a professional teeth whitening treatment to help you. They can apply a bleaching solution to your teeth that can give you a smile up to eight shades whiter within a single appointment!
Chips & Cracks
If you’ve been around the block a few times, your teeth probably have a little bit of damage to show for it. If you have chips and cracks in your teeth, a good dentist can patch you up within a single appointment with a technique known as direct bonding.
Your dentist can mix together a tooth-colored composite resin that they can adhere directly onto your teeth, clearing up any problems that you may have with your smile.
Many adults go through life with teeth that are a little more crooked than they would like because they think they’re too old for braces. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry has a tool to help you—veneers!
Your dentist can remove a thin sliver of your enamel and replace it with a porcelain shell, reshaping your teeth in the process. Using this method, they can give you a perfectly straight smile. For that reason, veneers are sometimes called “instant orthodontics.”
As you can see, you don’t have to just suffer with whatever cosmetic issue you’re dealing with. Talk to your dentist, and they’ll almost certainly be able to help you!
About the Author
Dr. Saba Abernethy is a dentist who believes that the most important part of her practice is being able to share positive experiences with her patients while getting them the smile that they’re looking for. Dr. Abernethy received her dental degree from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine and completed her residency at the VA Hospital in Togus. She’s also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinction earned by less than 7% of dentists in the U.S.
If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, she can be reached at her website or by phone at (508) 429-5300.