If you dislike the appearance of your teeth, the effect on your confidence and self-esteem can be overwhelming. Perhaps you try and hide your teeth from those around you, covering your mouth with your hand when you talk or smiling with your mouth closed. You might feel embarrassed when talking to people face to face or try and avoid eating in public so that you don’t draw attention to your teeth. All of these are common amongst people who are unhappy with their smile.
Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry enables every patient to achieve a smile that they can be proud of.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures
Some of the most common types of cosmetic dentistry procedure include:
Teeth whitening is the single most sought-after elective dental treatment in the world today. Although our teeth are naturally fairly yellowish in color, a brighter, whiter smile is considered to be a hallmark of attractiveness, health
If teeth whitening isn’t successful, or if you have other damage such as chips or deep stains on your teeth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. These are thin, shell-like covers that sit over the top of the outer enamel of your teeth. They can also cover small gaps between teeth and help them seem more uniform in size. They are custom designed specifically for your teeth and created in a shade that matches your existing teeth. Alternatively, some patients choose to have veneers applied to all of their teeth to create a total smile improvement.
Dental bonding is very similar to porcelain veneers except that it involves pasting the resin directly onto your teeth and then shaping it to fit. Once in place, it is hardened using a special light. Like veneers, dental bonding can be used to cover minor imperfections such as discoloration and chips in the enamel.
Although we try and retain our teeth for as long as possible, many people will find that by the time they reach middle age they will have at least one gap in their smile due to a tooth being lost or extracted. this is inconvenient, but it can also have a profound effect on the appearance of your smile and as such, cause you to feel embarrassed or ashamed. Dental implants are a superior tooth replacement solution that
Teeth that are crooked, twisted or overlapping are extremely common as are teeth that don’t meet perfectly when you close your mouth. These issues can cause you to feel embarrassed about the appearance of your smile. However, orthodontic treatments can straighten out the problem – literally! Whether you are recommended to have conventional braces, or you choose a system like Invisalign®, orthodontics can help put your teeth into perfect alignment, giving you the stunning smile you have been dreaming of.
Benefits of cosmetic dentistry
There are many reasons why our patients opt for cosmetic dentistry procedures. Most of us feel under immense pressure to reach certain standards of beauty and attractiveness and fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can help us to achieve these. Some of the most
- Teeth that look healthier
- A smile that makes you look younger
- A more attractive smile
- Happiness to smile in photographs
- Greater confidence and self-esteem
- Improved relationships due to greater security in your appearance
- Further career opportunities as a result of improved confidence
- Functional benefits such as a stronger and healthier smile
Here at Marietta Smile Gallery, we make your smile our priority. To find out more about the cosmetic dentistry services that we can offer, or to schedule a consultation to discuss any of these procedures and your suitability for them, please do not hesitate to contact our Marietta, GA clinic.