A new year is a great time to set goals and make positive changes to the way you look and feel. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, now is the perfect time to think about making some changes. When most people think of cosmetic dentistry, they imagine treatments that improve the appearance of their smile. While cosmetic dentistry can certainly do a lot for your appearance, it’s important to understand that it can also improve your overall dental health as well. Here are some of them:
If your teeth are chipped, cracked, stained, or uneven, cosmetic dental bonding might be right for you. The dentist will use a tooth-colored resin material to “bond” the material to the tooth in order to improve its appearance. Bonding is also commonly used to close gaps between teeth and change the shape of the teeth. It can even be used to whiten your teeth.
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments is teeth whitening. A brighter smile can dramatically improve your appearance and give you a boost of confidence. When you meet with your dentist, you will find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment and which method will work best for you. There are many options, including in-office whitening, take-home kits with custom-made trays, and over-the-counter teeth whiteners. Your dentist will help you choose the option that is right for you. At Homeland Dental, all treatment options are supervised by a licensed dentist to ensure patient safety.
A veneer is a thin, tooth-shaped shell that covers the front side of a tooth. Whitening is rarely recommended for porcelain veneers because they can become discolored from whitening treatment. However, some patients may have their teeth whitened before receiving their veneers. Veneers can be used to mask imperfections in teeth, such as chips, cracks, or discolorations that can’t be corrected with teeth whitening alone. A veneer is custom-made for each patient in a dental laboratory and bonded to the front of the patient’s tooth. Each veneer is matched to the shade of the patient’s natural smile so that no one will be able to tell that the veneer is in place. Patients can enjoy a straighter, whiter smile without having to wear traditional braces.
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry from the experts at Homeland Dental, contact our dentist in Greensboro and his team at (336) 272-0132 or visit our office located at 1037 Homeland Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405. We will be happy to help you!