By Aspen Dental
When Should I Consider Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you have crooked, stained, or missing teeth, you may be considering cosmetic dentistry. But how do you know what procedures are right for you? At Aspen Dental, we have the solution to all your cosmetic dental needs and can help you customize treatments to attain your dream smile.
One of the most common cosmetic procedures is teeth whitening. If your teeth have become dull, gray, or yellow as a result of a medication, smoking or eating certain foods, teeth whitening can make your teeth up to 10 shades brighter.
Another common method of cosmetic dentistry is braces. If your teeth are crooked, crowded, spaced too far apart, or otherwise misaligned, braces could be a solution. Clear plastic aligners or tooth-colored braces are also an option.
Veneers are a great fix for misshapen or chipped teeth. They are used to smooth out uneven surfaces and modify the size and shape of your teeth. They are made from porcelain or composite, applied directly onto the teeth.
If you have a “gummy smile” or large gums, gum contouring can be used to reshape your gums. Coupled with a local anesthetic, your dentist will use a scalpel or a laser to change the shape of your gums.
If you have a missing tooth, especially if it’s a front tooth, you can have it replaced with an implant. An implant is an artificial tooth that is made to look just like your natural teeth, connected to a titanium post that serves as the new tooth root.
Visit us at Aspen Dental if you are interested in cosmetic dentistry.