Once upon a time, we were pretty much stuck with the teeth we were born with. There was no way to make an aesthetic change, only to resolve serious dental problems. Today, between the advanced techniques, materials, and skills of cosmetic dentists, nearly any change is possible. But navigating the world of cosmetic dentistry can be stressful, to say the least. With the staggering number of potential treatments, how do you choose one, or even understand which is appropriate for your teeth? Our Denver team presents this guide to cosmetic dentistry to help you grasp the basics of cosmetic dental treatment. Once you’ve done some preliminary research, you’ll be ready to pursue aesthetic changes and excited about the results.
How Can I Change My Teeth?
Corresponding Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Find the flaw that bothers you the most, and read up on the appropriate treatment for its correction.
- Chipped or cracked tooth – A number of chips and cracks can detract from your smile, making you feel self-conscious and look older than your age. Dental bonding replaces missing tooth structure in a single appointment. If the damage is more severe, a porcelain veneer will create a protective, aesthetically ideal external layer.
- Broken tooth – A broken tooth can be dangerous, as it may lead to infection (and require a root canal fix) or other damage. A porcelain crown will encompass the tooth and preserve it, preventing further problems.
- Stained teeth – Teeth whitening will tackle this problem for certain teeth, but it’s not always enough. If you’re facing down severe stains, porcelain veneers will create a fresh layer and cover the discoloration for permanent whitening.
- Short front teeth – Dental bonding and porcelain veneers tackle length as well as they do width. They will lengthen short front teeth in an enduring way.
- Crooked teeth – The answer to an asymmetrical smile isn’t always orthodontic treatment. Some types of crookedness can be resolved with porcelain veneers. If your front teeth are crowded, veneers could provide the answer. If they can’t, we’ll help you find orthodontic treatment.
- Missing teeth – Dental implants replace missing teeth above and below the gum line, to recreate structures in the most secure way. We’ll help you choose the dental restoration that’s just right to accompany your implants.
Ready to Transform Your Smile?
Simply contact our Denver dental practice!