It wasn’t too terribly long ago that cosmetic dentistry basically meant false teeth for someone who loses all of their original ones. These days, it can mean anything from a simple whitening all the way up to a major dental overhaul. If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your teeth, it may be time to see a cosmetic dentist.
The Importance of a Smile
A smile is important for more than just pictures. A smile makes us look more friendly and approachable. Some studies have shown that a smile makes us more attractive to the opposite sex. Central to a smile is, of course, your teeth. If you are self-conscious about your teeth, whether it’s their placement, condition, shape or color, you tend to hide them by either not smiling or having a closed-mouth half smile. In either case, you are robbing the world of your smile and not realizing all the benefits that come from sharing it. Cosmetic dentistry can give you the type of smile you are proud to display.
You don’t have to be a hockey player to find yourself with missing or damaged teeth. An accident, habitual teeth grinding, illness or tooth decay, among other things, could lead you to lose one or more of your teeth. Biting into a hard food can cause a tooth to chip or crack, particularly if you don’t get enough calcium in your diet or if the tooth is weakened by decay. A cosmetic dentist can fix all of these problems with a variety of tools, including natural-looking fillings, implants, bridges, partial plates and veneers that can be attached to the outside of teeth to give a perfect appearance. In the case of someone who grinds their teeth at night, a dentist can also give them a bite appliance to stop them from doing it.
There are dozens of tooth whitening products available in stores these days that claim to make your teeth several shades whiter. Unfortunately, some of these may be not produce the results you want. A dental professional who specializes in cosmetic dentistry, however, can give you the safe, effective treatment you need to bring your teeth up the level of whiteness you desire.
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