Cosmetic dentistry includes a lot of services, and all of them are intended to do one thing — improve your smile.
One of the most important benefits may be something you can’t see. When you improve your teeth, you improve your self esteem. You feel more confident, and that affects how you interact with the people you deal with every day.
At Beaumont Family Dentistry, we have seen our cosmetic services improve the smiles of our patients from Lexington and the surrounding area. We have also seen those changes improve their outlook on life, too.
If you are looking for a boost, give us a call. In the meantime, consider these five ways cosmetic dentistry can improve your teeth.
- Whiten your smile
A white smile is certainly something that we value in our society. This is obvious in celebrity magazines, where we see picture after picture of stars shining their pearly whites at premiere and other red carpet events.
If you would like to have your own “Hollywood smile,” two options can give you fast results.
The first is professional teeth whitening. If you go with the KöR teeth whitening system, you will see a huge difference in just one visit to our office. We have take-home versions of both products, too. These take a couple weeks to give you complete results, but you will definitely see the difference.
If you’ve ever tried over-the-counter teeth whitening products, you know that, at best, you’ll see a small improvement after weeks or months of use. With professional whitening, the results are more obvious in less time.
The second option is veneers. Whether you go with e.max, Empress, or Lumineers, you will see a big difference in your smile with veneers. These are a covering for the front of your teeth that changes the appearance of your smile. As you’ll see below, a whiter smile is just one of the ways veneers can help.
- Fix chipped or broken teeth
You may have been living with a chipped tooth for decades, or you might have broken a tooth last week playing basketball. Either way, you can fix your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
Once again, veneers are a great option. Veneers are custom-made to attach to your teeth, but their purpose is to give you a natural-looking smile that is better than what the one you have. Your veneers can restore the appearance of teeth that are undamaged and healthy.
Cosmetic bonding is another option. We can apply a tooth-colored substance where your tooth is broken to restore that tooth to its original shape and size.
For some patients, a better choice may be reshaping their teeth by removing the parts that have been damaged. We can then bond a dental crown to what remains of your healthy tooth to give you the appearance of a complete tooth again.
- Straighten your teeth
Where do we begin? With so many options, you are sure to find a solution that works for you.
Orthodontics are often used for this purpose. Whether you elect traditional braces, Fastbraces®, or Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners, you will be able to achieve straighter teeth that will stay that way long after your orthodontic treatment has ended.
If you would rather avoid orthodontics, this is yet instance when veneers can help. If your teeth are crooked, we can design veneers that will hide that aspect of your teeth.
If you are seeking a camera-ready smile, veneers can leave your teeth looking perfectly white and perfectly straight.
- Fix your “gummy” smile
Some people show more gum than teeth when they smile. Often, this is because their gums may be bigger in some places, which affects how their lips open when the smile.
This also gets into the technology we use in our practice. The laser that we use in treating gum disease can also be used to reshape your gums with little pain or bleeding. This speeds up your recovery, and it can completely change the appearance of your smile.
- Level out your teeth
If you have teeth that are too big compared to the rest of your mouth, we can fix that with tooth contouring. By removing part of your tooth and reshaping it, you teeth will perfectly complement one another.
Pick one or mix and match
Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of ways to fix your smile. If you have multiple issues, we can even give you a smile makeover by combining more than one of our services to dramatically change your teeth.
We want you to leave our office smiling, and we know that’s more likely if you are happy with your smile. Call or stop by any Beaumont Family Dentistry office in Lexington or fill out our online form if you are interested in improving your smile.