Cosmetic dentistry is much more readily available and commonplace today than ever before in history. A consultation with your dentist will reveal the ways you can enhance your appearance with a treatment plan designed to fit your lifestyle and budget.
Dental Problems and Cosmetic Treatment Options
Dull, stained, or discolored teeth: Teeth Whitening, Bonding, Porcelain Veneers
Having teeth cleaned every six months is great to manage topical stain, but for patients who are still unhappy with their teeth’s appearance, teeth whitening can do wonders to lighten and brighten your smile. Many foods and beverages can contribute to dental stain along with tobacco use, certain vitamin supplements, and neglect or ineffective dental care. A consultation with your dentist will identify the best teeth whitening procedure to address your specific needs.
Chipped teeth: Bonding
Your dentist can use a tooth colored composite to repair any number of cosmetic issues.
Uneven, misshapen dentition or unwanted gaps between teeth: Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are wafer thin shells that are made to be bonded to the front of teeth requiring repair. Veneers offer a permanent solution to resolve multiple cosmetic dental maladies.
Old Silver Fillings: Tooth Colored Composite Resin
For many years the only solution to resolve dental decay was to fill the tooth with amalgam. Today, patients have choices. Old silver fillings can be replaced with composite resin making replacement fillings virtually undetectable. Newly discovered decay can be treated with white fillings, which has advantages over amalgam. Much less of the tooth’s structure is removed with composite fillings, and the plastic material used to fill the tooth is a safe and effective choice.
How Do I Get Started?
Simply ask your dentist … What can I do to improve my smile? A frank discussion about the pros and cons with each suggestion should provide insight as to the best options for you.
Budgetary or timeline constraints may dictate the level of treatment. Make sure you feel comfortable with information received. Ask for additional explanation, if needed. You want any change to your appearance to be a positive one – make sure you understand all aspects of treatment and the results you can expect.
Finally, take care of your teeth and the investment you’ve made. Follow all instructions, and you’ll enjoy your new smile for many years to come.
For more information or to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, contact the office of Dr. David Kuban today.