Are you hiding your smile behind a raised hand because you’re self-conscious about 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 can improve your smile’s look and health.
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.
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.
Teeth whitening is the process of erasing teeth stains and brightening discolored teeth. Depending on your preference, your dentist can provide you with an in-office whitening treatment or a take home whitening kit. The take-home kit consists of whitening trays that comfortably fit over your teeth and a supply of professional-strength teeth whitening gel, and optimal results can usually be achieved in less than two weeks.
We can provide you with several cosmetic dentistry options to give you a smile that you can be confident in. Contact us at our local Austin, TX office at 512-250-9444.