Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Do you think you’d be happier if you could just show your teeth in public? Do you feel like your smile is holding you back in your personal and professional relationships? The good news is that cosmetic dentistry can help. Almost any complaint you may have about the appearance of your teeth can be corrected. Chipped, crooked, discolored, even missing teeth can be replaced, giving you a beautiful, white, healthy smile.
The Appearance of Your Smile Matters
Many people think that cosmetic dentistry is unimportant, an afterthought. But the truth is that looking good is an essential function of your smile.
Your smile is your introduction. It’s what people notice first about you. And it’s the last thing they’re likely to forget.
Your smile matters in professional and personal relationships. When it comes to personal relationships, an attractive smile is ranked the top item by both men and women when considering potential dates. In professional relationships, the appearance of your smile may affect your odds of getting a job offer and can affect the salary you are offered. You are more likely to make sales, close deals, and get promotions if you have a more attractive smile.
And perhaps most importantly, the appearance of your smile impacts your confidence. If you don’t feel comfortable with your smile, you may not walk up to that person you want to meet, may not apply for that job, may not try for that promotion. Being comfortable with your smile can give you the courage to try and succeed.
Common Cosmetic Complaints
That’s why it’s so great that modern cosmetic dentistry allows us to correct virtually any complaint you may have about the appearance of your smile. We can help if you’re unhappy with the appearance of:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Small or poorly shaped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Missing teeth
In fact, we typically have more than one solution to each of these problems. This helps you choose the solution that is best for you so you not only get the best results, you have the best experience.
Teeth can be discolored for many reasons, but the most common cause is staining foods and drinks. If this is the cause of your discolored teeth, teeth whitening can remove the stains to make your teeth white again. For other causes related to the interior of the tooth or that don’t respond to whitening, dental veneers can make your teeth as white as you want.
Chipped teeth can be a sign that you have bite problems such as TMJ. We’ll want to check for that and correct it if necessary. For minor cosmetic chipped teeth, dental veneers are a great, long-lasting solution. For more serious cracked teeth, dental crowns may be necessary.
Small or Poorly Shaped Teeth
Congenital problems such as peg laterals can make you feel self-conscious. And naturally small teeth may also make you feel as though you don’t have much of a smile. We can build these small teeth up with dental veneers or dental crowns, depending on the exact size and the state of your bite.
If your teeth are crooked, straightening them can help make your smile healthier as well as more attractive. In some cases, veneers, and/or crowns can be used to reshape your teeth so they are straight. It can whiten your teeth at the same time, too! Other times, orthodontic procedures like Invisalign or Six Month Smiles can be used to move your teeth so that they’re straight.
Gaps Between Teeth
Small, cosmetic gaps between teeth are known as diastemas. We can close these small gaps using veneers or crowns, or we can use orthodontics to move your teeth and close the gaps.
If you have gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth, we can help with that, too. In fact, we have several options for replacing one or more missing tooth. A partial denture is a removable tooth replacement that sits on your gums and hooks around your natural teeth for support. A dental bridge is a permanently fixed tooth replacement supported by your natural teeth. A dental implant is supported by your bone, just like your natural teeth.
Designing Your Smile
Have you ever just wished you should have a completely different smile? With personalized smile design, you can. Whether you want to restore the smile of your youth or achieve the smile of your dreams, we can design the exact mile you’re looking for. We’ll then recommend a customized set of cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve your smile design.
Want to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can help you? Please call (907) 274-7691 today for an appointment with an Anchorage cosmetic dentist at Denali Dental Care.