Have you checked out your smile recently? If you’re unhappy with its appearance or you have some flaws that are bothering you, you’re not alone. About 1/3 of Americans aren’t happy with the look of their grin. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so some people struggle with self-confidence if they’re not satisfied with their smile. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry can revamp your smile, which treatments you would benefit from most, and how it can make you more self-confident and look younger from your local cosmetic dentist.
Cosmetic dentistry involves any type of treatment that improves the aesthetic look of your smile. Check out some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments below:
In this procedure, your dentist will use composite resin to shape and sculpt away small flaws and decay in your teeth. It repairs decayed or discolored teeth using resin that matches the color of your tooth enamel. This resin is an easy and affordable way to cover up damage like chips, cracks, and stains to make the tooth appear beautiful and healthy.
Inlays and Onlays
Also known as indirect fillings, these are used when there is mild to moderate tooth decay but not enough structure to support fillings. If there’s no damage to the cusp of the tooth, an inlay can be placed directly on the tooth’s surface. If the cusp or a big part of the tooth is damaged, an onlay will be placed that covers the entire surface of the tooth.
Typically made of dental porcelain, veneers are individually made to match your natural teeth. They look realistic and your dentist will bond them to the front surfaces of your teeth to hide a wide-range of flaws. These are really popular with celebrities and movie stars to achieve a perfect set of pearly whites.
One of the more popular cosmetic dentistry treatments because of its obvious results, teeth whitening, can be performed at the dentist’s office. Over the years, your teeth can become discolored and stained from food, drinks, and habitual smoking. In-office whitening is the strongest whitening option and it can make your teeth appear to be up to 10 shades whiter.
Are you missing any teeth? Dental implants are tiny titanium posts placed in your jaw to act as an artificial tooth root for your restoration (false tooth). Since the implant is biocompatible, your jaw and supporting tissue will fuse to the implant, creating a sturdy and natural looking replacement.
No matter which procedure you need, there are cosmetic dentistry treatments out there for every type of smile. Contact your local dentist to look younger and more rejuvenated with a new smile.
Meet the Dentist
Dina H. Cocco enjoys caring for her patients in Ann Arbor. She likes educating her patients and answering their questions about the look and feel of their smiles. She prides herself on maintaining a supportive and caring atmosphere, while also staying up-to-date on the latest techniques through continuing education. She currently runs her own practice where she can be contacted through her website or by phone at (734) 668-8636 for any questions.