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Who Can Benefit From Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Cosmetic dentistry consists of many procedures and services. As a result, many people can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. If you would like to know more to find out if you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry, keep reading.

Those With Stains and Discoloration

Many people have stains and discoloration. General wear and tear, exposure to foods (especially those high in tannins), tobacco use, and much more can cause extrinsic stains. Teeth whitening can bleach away these stains to make your teeth white again. The process can be done in a dental office or with a take-home kit.

If you have intrinsic stains (those caused by something internal), teeth whitening may not be effective. Intrinsic stains and discoloration, however, can easily be hidden with dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns. These materials are resistant to future stains.

Those With Imperfect Crowns

The tooth crown is the portion you see: the portion that erupts from the gum tissue. If your teeth crowns aren't "perfect," you can improve them with dental bonding, dental crowns, veneers, and gum tissue removal.

Dentists may use the materials to make your teeth look longer, shorter, bigger, or smaller. Dental crowns and veneers can also make rotated teeth look straight. If you have excess gum tissue that causes a short crown, the dentist may remove some of the gum tissue to make teeth look longer.

Those With Misalignment

If you have misalignment, you're not alone. Many people deal with:

  • Gaps
  • Overcrowding
  • Misaligned bites

All these issues can be corrected with traditional braces, and Invisalign can help with gaps and overcrowding. However, it's not effective at correcting a misaligned bite.

In addition, the dentist can use veneers, bonding, and dental crowns to hide these imperfections. The dentist takes a mold of your teeth so the lab can make crowns that will make the teeth look straight with no gaps. They may be able to help with minor bite issues, but in most cases, braces and other intervention is required

Those With Weak Teeth

Believe it or not, cosmetic dentistry may even help prevent future tooth loss. Dental crowns are excellent at strengthening weakened teeth. Teeth may become weak from major decay, but they may also be weak from:

  • An active infection
  • Trauma
  • Root canal treatment
  • Big/multiple fillings in one tooth

If you're sick of struggling with your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. There are many treatments to meet your needs, and many general dentists offer basic cosmetic dental services. If you would like to know more, contact a cosmetic dentist