Are you thinking that it might be time to do something about stained, broken, crooked, or missing teeth? It is a wise decision – having a smile you aren’t proud of can affect your self-confidence, and having teeth with untreated problems can affect your health. Fortunately, whatever your problem, there are many cosmetic dentistry options available to help. Here are just a few to consider!
A crown fits right over the damaged tooth. It can be used for teeth that are cracked, discolored, or one with a very large cavity. If left untreated, these problems can lead to infection and even more problems, expense, and pain. Crowns protect teeth and keep them strong, and they can be made to match the rest of your teeth – no one will even know you have one.
Treatment for over- or underbite
Getting treated for a misaligned jaw can make a dramatic change to the shape of your face. Beyond this, though, if left untreated an over- or underbite can lead to painful jaw problems such as TMJ, which can mean constant headaches, jaw aches, and even muscle aches in your shoulders and neck. A misaligned bite can be treated with arch orthodontics, but even crowns and porcelain veneers may be able to help.
A veneer, a thin cover of porcelain that is made just for you and fits right on the tooth, can help correct many issues. Veneers can cover gaps between teeth, teeth that are chipped or misshapen, and can also cover teeth that are so stained even tooth whitening procedures don’t help. They are strong, durable, and last for a very long time, but they look natural and are a quick way to improve your smile.
As you can see, these procedures don’t just add to the beauty of your smile and your level of confidence – they also help to keep you and your teeth healthy and pain free. These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry options available at the office of Dr. Samuel Jirik. Call the Cabot, Arkansas, office at (501) 843-9561 and make an appointment today!