• Dirty teeth
• Gaps and spaces in teeth
• Gummy smile
• Decaying teeth
• Corked teeth
• Missing teeth
• Discolored yellow or stained teeth
Seeing a smile creates what is termed as a `halo’ effect, helping us to remember other happy events more vividly, feel more optimistic, more positive and more motivated. We have long been drawing attention to the fact that smiling increases happiness both in yourself and those around you, so it is good to receive the backing of this scientific research.
A healthy smile can improve your confidence, help you make friends and help you to succeed in your career, so you need to keep it looking its best.
If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want to improve your smile, cosmetic dental treatments may be the answer to have a more beautiful, confident smile.
Cosmetic dentistry has become very popular in the last several years because patients are becoming more and more focused on improving their overall health by having a healthier, whiter, more radiant smile.
Bleaching lightens teeth that have been stained or discolored by age, drink, and smoking. Teeth darkened due to injury or taking certain medications can also be bleached, but the effectiveness depends on the degree of staining present.
• Composite (tooth-colored) Fillings
Composite fillings are now widely used instead of amalgam (silver) fillings to repair teeth with cavities. It is also used to repair chipped, broken, or discolored teeth. This type of filling is also very useful to fill in gaps between the teeth.
• Porcelain Crowns
A crown is a tooth-colored, custom-made cap that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. It will protect and strengthen teeth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. They are ideal for teeth that have large, fractured or broken fillings and also for those that are badly decayed.
• Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are thin custom-made, tooth-colored shells bonded onto the front surface of teeth to create a beautiful individual smile. They can help by restoring or camouflage the damaged discolored, poorly shaped, or misaligned teeth. It requires minimal tooth structure to be removed from the surface of the tooth.
• Dental Implants
Dental implants are artificial roots that are surgically placed into the jaw to replace one or more missing teeth. Ceramic crowns, bridges, and dentures can be made specifically to fit and attach to implants, giving patients a strong, stable, and durable solution to removable dental appliances.
• Bonding — Composite resins (a mixture of plastic and glass) can be attached or “bonded” to most healthy tooth structure to repair chipped teeth.
• Orthodontics — It’s not a stretch to call orthodontics, or straightening teeth, the original smile makeover tool. After all, misaligned teeth impact a smile in a highly visible way. We have newer options that make orthodontic treatment less noticeable and less intrusive than ever — with equally spectacular results!
This list is extensive but by no means exhaustive. So if there’s something that’s been bothering you about the way your teeth look, let’s design — and achieve — the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
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