Three Cosmetic Dental Treatments To Help Restore Your Smile
There are few features that will be more noticeable than the quality of your smile. Unfortunately, genetics, accidents and aging can all play a role in compromising the quality and appearance of your smile. Luckily, a cosmetic dentist will be able to any number of treatments to help your smile reach its full potential, and there are a few particularly useful treatments that you may find yourself needing at some point during your life.
Stains are among the most common dental issues that a person can experience. These stains are most often the product of a mixture of diet, whether a person smokes and oral hygiene habits. Surface stains on the teeth can usually be effectively removed with home-based whitening treatments. Yet, stains that extend deep beneath the enamel of the teeth may not be effectively removed with these treatments. In these situations, laser whitening can be a highly effective treatment. The combination of laser light and specially formulated whitening solution can allow this treatment to neutralize pigments that have seeped into the enamel of the teeth.
Misaligned teeth is another common problem that dental patients will experience. In addition to being a significant source of self-esteem issues, misaligned teeth can also increase the wear on your teeth. While the thought of wearing metal braces may be off-putting to some people, there are more discreet options that can be used to realign the teeth in your mouth. In particular, clear plastic braces or retainers are especially popular options for those that are wanting a less noticeable solution for straightening their teeth. An experienced cosmetic dentist will be able to evaluate the way your teeth are currently aligned to better determine the most effective option for shifting the positions of the teeth.
Accidents and other sources of damage can compromise the structural integrity and appearance of your teeth. In these situations, you may have your toot rebuilt through the use of dental bonding. This process uses a series of layers of composite resin to gradually rebuilt the shape of the tooth. For this procedure to be used, the remaining portions of the tooth will need to be fairly intact as the bonding will only provide minimal structural support to the tooth. If you are needing to have a severely damaged tooth reinforced, a porcelain crown may be the option that can provide the strength your tooth needs while helping to restore the appearance of your smile.
If you're dreaming of having a perfect smile, contact Dr. Jerry F. Maymi & Associates.