A straight, clean smile can go a long way, and it could have a big impact on your self-esteem and career. In fact, according to PR Newswire, more than three-quarters of respondents in a survey reported that someone’s smile is the most important physical trait when it comes to first impressions. Fortunately, even if you’re not happy with your current smile, a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatment solutions can help. We’ll cover some of the most common solutions, but feel free to contact us if you’d like to learn more.
1. Teeth Whitening
Perhaps the most common cosmetic dental treatment is teeth whitening. Over time, teeth can be stained by many things, including coffee, wine, and cigarette smoke. Even if you don’t consume a particularly stain-inducing substance, your teeth could still end up discolored. Fortunately, you can use whitening solutions to restore your smile.
There are whitening solutions you can use at home, but many of them are abrasive and could damage your teeth. A dentist can use advanced cosmetic dentistry technologies and treatments to whiten your teeth more quickly while also reducing the risk of damage. Teeth whitening is a great idea ahead of a major event, like a wedding.
2. Porcelain Veneers
In some cases, teeth may be so severely discolored that whitening won’t work. Fortunately, there are other solutions that can be used, including porcelain veneers. Essentially, a veneer is a covering that can be placed on the front of your tooth to cover up discoloration, cracks, and other issues. Porcelain is favored for veneers because it’s very strong and can emulate the natural look of your teeth.
If you or a loved one suffer from a crooked smile, it could have a major impact on your self-esteem. The good news is that you can use orthodontics to straighten out a smile. While orthodontics are most common among kids, adults can use them as well. Contact us to learn which orthodontic solution would be best for you.
4. Dental Implants
Dental implants and the corresponding crowns can be used to fill a smile in. If a patient loses a tooth due to an accident, decay, or whatever else, the best way to fill in their smile is often dental implants.
If you want to learn about these or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact Encino Friendly Dental Center today. We can restore and brighten your smile.