Are you hiding your smile behind your hand because of a damaged tooth? Living with a smile that’s gummier than you want? Do you want to straighten your crooked, misaligned teeth without big metal braces? You may want to talk to your dentist about cosmetic dentistry. Although cosmetic dentistry’s main objective is to improve your smile’s appearance, it can also improves your overall oral health. Here are a few treatments that prove cosmetic dentistry is for more than just looks.
Your gums can make your teeth appear small and uneven, even if they’re symmetrical. Most dentists perform gum contouring by putting you under the knife. Your dentist can provide you with a less invasive option. Using an advanced soft-tissue diode laser, your dentist can more accurately remove excessive gum tissue with minimal bleeding and absolutely no sutures afterwards.
ClearCorrect is an excellent alternative to metal braces that involves a system of clear aligners that gradually shift and straighten your teeth. The aligners are designed specifically for your smile so they can be comfortably placed over your teeth. They are made from a nearly invisible acrylic that allows you to discreetly straighten your teeth with little to no irritation. You can also remove the aligners at your convenience, allowing you to eat, brush, and floss your teeth.
Whether you are dealing with a chipped, discolored, or otherwise damaged tooth, your dentist can treat this issue using porcelain veneers. These veneers, which are bonded to the front of your tooth’s surface, can closely imitate your tooth’s natural appearance and strength. Veneers allow your dentist to completely reshape and redesign your smile, improving its overall form and function.
We can provide you with a number of cosmetic dentistry options to give you a smile you can be confident in. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.