If you want to perfect your smile, regular brushing and flossing are absolutely necessary. While brushing and flossing can go a long way in maintaining or improving your oral health, you’ll likely need some professional assistance if you want more than teeth that are only healthy. If you want teeth that are healthy and aesthetically pleasing as well, you’ll need the assistance of a cosmetic dentist. Take a look at some of the many ways a cosmetic dentist can enhance the appearance of your smile.
Straighten Your Smile
Whether you want to actually straighten your teeth, and do so discretely, or you just want to make them look straighter, you’ll have the below options and more:
Invisalign® – these clear, plastic trays are nearly invisible when worn on the teeth. Over the course of months, the aligner trays move teeth into their optimal position.
Veneers – these thin bits of porcelain can be bonded to the visible surfaces of teeth to make slightly crooked teeth look straight.
Brighten Your Smile
Brushing can only get you so far in whitening your teeth, but these options can get you much closer to perfection:
Veneers – made of tooth-colored porcelain, veneers can be bonded to the front side of teeth to make them appear white or to make a discolored tooth blend with the rest.
Teeth whitening – with access to more powerful whitening solutions than found in take-home kits, teeth whitening brighten your smile much faster.
Snap-on smile – wear these prosthetic teeth on top of your natural teeth and your smile will look perfect, yet natural.
Fill Your Smile
The following procedures can fill in voids in your smile left by chips, gaps, and broken teeth:
Veneers – they can be used to hide chips and disguise gaps between teeth, making them appear closer together.
Crowns – tooth-colored crowns, or “caps,” are bonded atop broken teeth for a natural-looking solution.
Bridges – dental bridges can fill large gaps with natural-looking, prosthetic teeth.
Talk with a Cosmetic Dentist in Van Nuys, CA