Trending Procedures In Cosmetic Dentistry
There was a time, not all that long ago, when if we didn’t take care of our teeth we were going to have to face the consequences without any recourse. If there was a condition that we were born with there was no way to correct it, our smile was our smile and that’s all there was to it. These days we have multiple cosmetic dentistry options to help us fix the little things that have genuine impacts on our lives and those that merely embarrass us as well. Whether you need to straighten your teeth, deal with stains from lifestyle choices, or fix the gums that you were born with, the dental world is full of options for you.
Whiten Your Teeth
There’s an abundance of bad habits available in our world today, and not taking care of our teeth is just one of them. Throw in energy drinks, tea, soda, coffee, and an abundance of other substances that will merrily stain our teeth for us and discoloration that brushing won’t eliminate is a very real problem. Dental technology has risen to the challenge by providing a selection of options, both in office and over-the-counter, that can be used to correct stained teeth.
The term ‘veneer’ refers to a thin coating used for the purposes of improving appearance by smoothing our surfaces and concealing imperfections. Dentistry uses the term much the same, using porcelain veneers to produce an even and natural appearing smile of dazzling white to patients with slight imperfections. Whether your teeth are chipped, cracked, slightly misaligned, or have small gaps veneers can solve your concern.
One of the banes of the earliest adopters of braces were the wires and unsightly posts that were necessary when having our teeth realigned using traditional braces. While these kinds of braces still exist modern dentistry presents another option in the form of invisible braces. For those patients whose conditions qualify these braces are superior in every way. They only have to be worn 22 hours out of every 24 and are utterly invisible. This means you no longer have to forego your favorite foods, and they can be easily cleaned by removing them and giving them a rinse.
Thousands of people suffer from what is referred to as a ‘gummy smile’. These smiles tend to give their smile a horse-like appearance by revealing too much gum. Gingival contouring makes it possible to reshape the gums to reduce the amount that shows when you smile, and its just one of the options available. Talk to your dentist to learn more!
If you have questions about your dental care and whether there are cosmetic dentistry options available that can contribute to your confidence and smile, call the Sunset Dental Group at their office in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Amanda Rae Kronquist will provide you with a consultation and a basic check-up to determine the state of your mental health and what cosmetic dentistry solutions can do for you. Don’t let your imperfect smile continue to be a source of embarrassment, call today and start finding solutions!