If you want to fix unattractive gaps between your teeth cover permanent staining or correct crooked, chipped, or worn teeth, porcelain veneers may be an excellent solution. Also known as dental veneers or laminates, porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth to fill in gaps, correct discoloration, and create the look of an even, perfect smile. Veneers are custom designed to fit your smile
Dental bridges are a popular choice among many patients, because they allow you to avoid the sunken look in the gum line that’s usually associated with a group of missing teeth in the same area. And this is important, because this sunken look can age the look of your face which many patients want to avoid.
A well-constructed bridge can also help to:
- Decrease your chances of developing gum disease
- Correct a misalignment in the bite
- Improve your chewing and the clarity of your speech
Dental bridges are useful for keeping the remaining teeth surrounding the gap in place. This is important, because when you lose even one tooth, the surrounding teeth have a tendency to move.
This movement can lead to:
- Changes in your bite (the way your teeth fit together)
- Jaw pain and headaches caused by bite misalignment
- Decay or loss of surrounding healthy teeth
If you have lost several teeth, many dentists may tell you there is nothing they can do to help you regain your full smile. There are other options for you and one of the most effective of them all is a dental bridge. A dental bridge is simply a group of crowns that are connected together that replace several missing teeth. Once in place, the bridge fills in the gap left by missing teeth.
If you have more extensive tooth damage or decay, such as teeth that:
- Are decayed or damaged
- Are broken, split, or fractured
- Contain older, obvious-looking fillings that need to be replaced
Your teeth may be too weak for the application of dental bonding materials. However, you may be an excellent candidate for a crown
Dental bonding could be an excellent corrective treatment for you if you have:
• Gaps between your teeth
• Small chips or cracks
• Discolored patches
A recent independent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry revealed that 99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset. This same dental study also asked What makes a smile unattractive? Responses included:
The look of your mouth and smile can be altered to fit what would be pleasing to you. Cosmetic dentistry has a very simple definition. It is that branch of dentistry dealing with the appearance of your teeth. It handles the modification of your smile and anything having to do with how your teeth and gums look in terms of the length, shape, color, alignment and proportion.
In addition to asking for before-and-after photos and checking references, I would recommend checking to see if your Cosmetic Dentist is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). The AACD is an organization of Cosmetic Dentists who are committed to the highest levels of education and advancement in the area of Cosmetic Dentistry.
This holiday season are you wishing for a beautiful smile? Your smile is a gift, it is what you use to greet people every single day… and if you don’t feel good about your smile, can you really present your best self when communicating with others?
When you are looking to improve your smile , it’s extremely important that you choose a Cosmetic Dentist that can give you the precise results you’re looking for.