A Great Smile Is Not Always From Good Genes

genesSome people are blessed with a beautiful smile right from the start, but many others aren’t so lucky. You might be unhappy with your own smile and go through life embarrassed by crooked teeth, gaps, chips, stains, or other problems. You don’t have to go on like this, because solutions are available through cosmetic dentistry. In fact, you can have an entire smile makeover to create a new look that will boost your self-esteem and dazzle others.

Smile makeovers involve examining your smile to see what might be changed about it to make you happier. Many things are considered, such as your skin tone and facial features, in addition to your teeth and gums. Every smile makeover is unique because each person has different issues and goals. Here is a list of common services that cosmetic dentists perform when giving patients smile makeovers.

Teeth whitening
Professional teeth whitening is the fastest and most effective way to change your teeth from dull and dingy to shiny and bright. In an hour-long office visit, you will have whitening gel applied to your teeth and then a special light will be used to enhance the process. You’ll be able to see improvements in your smile right away.

Composite fillings
It used to be the norm for fillings to be done with amalgam material, which are the silver fillings that you may be used to seeing. These days it is common for fillings to be done with composite resin material, which is the same color as your teeth. These natural-looking fillings are much less noticeable.

Dental implants
Missing teeth can be permanently restored with dental implants. Titanium posts are inserted into your jaw and an artificial tooth is placed on top. Implants blend right in with your smile, and give you back full function and appearance.

Gum contouring
Sometimes your gums cover too much or too little of your teeth, making your smile appear awkward. Gum contouring improves your look by making your teeth and gums fit together in a more appealing way.

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