Your teeth are important for chewing and speaking properly but they are also a major part of your self-esteem. When your teeth are less than perfect, you may feel less confident, which can translate into other people viewing you negatively during work or social situations. Luckily, there are plenty of cosmetic dentistry options to help you feel more confident about your smile.
Perhaps your teeth are stained due to drinking coffee or soda or maybe you have minor chips or cracks from playing sports or other injuries. While these problems won’t always cause health issues, they can certainly make you want to hide your smile. Porcelain veneers are a thin layer of material that covers the surface of your natural tooth to hide imperfections. They are durable, look natural, and last for up to 20 years when properly taken care of.
Maybe you have straight teeth but wish they were a bit brighter. Teeth whitening is a common cosmetic procedure that can make your teeth a single shade or several shades brighter. There are several types of whitening systems available. Some require you to make several appointments with your dentist while others allow you to start the process at your dentist and finish it at home. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Do you have missing or broken teeth? In addition to causing problems with chewing and speaking properly, missing teeth can cause gaps in your smile that leave you self-conscious and can even cause you to miss out on opportunities in life. Dental implants will restore your smile and when properly taken care of, will last the rest of your life. Implants can be partial or full and in some situations, may even be completed in a single day.
Allow cosmetic dentistry to help you restore your smile. To learn more about teeth whitening or other procedures, contact the office of Dr. James Lesinski.