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Our smiles are one of the first things people see, and how it looks can make a permanent impression with people on who you are as a person. When our smile is less than perfect, it can not only hurt the impression we give others, but also have a very real impact on a psychological level.
If you're worried about your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a smile you can be proud of. Whether you have an embarrassing gap between your teeth, are missing a tooth entirely, or just have coffee stains you'd rather not show the world, cosmetic dentistry has an answer for all of these.
Need to make some tooth corrections?
Models and actors with gaps between their teeth are making this common cosmetic issue more socially acceptable, but not everyone feels comfortable with oddly spaced teeth. If you'd rather not have a large gap between your teeth, a dentist can use bonding material to lessen the gap.
Teeth looking a bit yellow?
Smoking and drinking coffee or tea can have a detrimental effect on the color of our teeth. Giving up these habits can be hard, and there isn't always a straw available to protect our teeth from the stains. If your teeth are stained, a teeth whitening treatment can be an effective way of combating yellow teeth.
There are a variety of treatments available for whitening, but the most common professional option is a custom tray created by the dentist specifically for your teeth.
At home treatments for whitening your teeth are often ineffective, and some of them can result in damage to your teeth. It's always best to get your teeth professionally whitened at a dentist, or stick to safer at home treatments such as whitening toothpaste. Many people have tried an at-home treatment, only to discover not only was it ineffective, but now they need repairs done to their mouth because of it.
If you're not sure about the safety of a given treatment, talk to your dentist.
Missing a tooth?
Even if you take the very best care of your teeth, it's still possible to lose one or more of your teeth due to trauma. Sometimes decay can sneak up on you, and the whole tooth ends up being lost. When this happens, the hole in your mouth can be both a physician and psychological wound.
Luckily, you can still get that hole in your teeth fixed through an implant. These implants look and feel like real teeth, and never have to be removed like dentures do. Implants can be expensive, but some dentists are willing to work with you on payments or pricing to get you the help you need. Depending on what has caused the need for an implant, you may need other, more expensive treatments to go along with it to repair damage to your jaw or gums.,
There is a full range of cosmetic dentistry out there. No matter what troubles your smile, if you need something fixed, you can get it taken care of through the power of dentistry. Don't be satisfied with less than a perfect smile.