Have you ever covered up your mouth when smiling? Are you embarrassed by your teeth? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Our teeth are not just our teeth but a status symbol, a fashion accessory. If your teeth are yellow, stained, crooked, or chipped, it’s hard to shake the feeling that this could garner negative attention our way, and especially in stressful social situations, this can make us feel uncomfortable. That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in.
Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry focused on providing patients with aesthetic solutions for their smiles. Even if you’re missing teeth, there are treatments for just about every smile issue you can think up.
Are Your Teeth Stained?
Professional whitening is one of the most common dental procedures in the world out there. Staining is caused by a building of staining agents that have become trapped in the natural ridges of your enamel, and by exposing your teeth to a concentrated chemical solution, usually a form of peroxide, your dental hygienist can break down these staining molecules, leaving your teeth up to eight shades whiter. When this solution is combined with a take-home whitening kit, it can both maintain the results of your professional whitening as well as improving them.
Are Your Teeth Crooked?
Invisalign is the number one selling orthodontic product for a reason. Created nearly twenty years ago using many of the same orthodontic techniques as traditional braces, Invisalign offers patients an easy solution to fixing crooked teeth without the discomfort of bands and metal adhered to your teeth. Using data collected from over 2 million smiles, Invisalign has perfected their process, straightening smiles in as little as six months.
Do You Have Multiple Issues?
Though porcelain veneers are expensive, they are perhaps the most dramatic and long-lasting cosmetic procedure out there. Veneers can essentially give you a new set of teeth, helping with a long list of problems such as chipped or discolored teeth, gaps, crowded or rotated teeth, and several other issues.
Veneers are a thin shell of advanced ceramic bonded to your natural teeth. They’re so thin that they fit right into your smile and don’t add any unnatural bulk. By adding natural-looking porcelain, any stains that can’t be addressed by whitening is covered for several years. In fact, studies show that about 19 out of 20 veneers are intact and in place after ten years, and five out of six are in place after 20 years.
If you’re unhappy with your smile, Dr. Russell Morrell can help you to design your own, fixing the most aggregis smile-pain points you have.
To start your customized smile design process, please call (907) 274-7691 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Denali Dental Care.