Your smile is the very first thing that people notice about you. A white, straight, healthy smile is attractive and accentuates your face. A smile that has missing, crooked, or stained teeth can detract from your appearance. Not only does your smile affect the way you look, but it also affects the way that other people perceive you.
There’s been a lot of research done that has shown that people view individuals with a nice smile as being more attractive, more intelligent, more successful, and more likable. The reverse is true for those who have a damaged smile.
Options Available for Cosmetic Dentistry
There have been advances in cosmetic dentistry over the past ten years that have revolutionized the way that dentists and patients approach cosmetic dental treatments. No matter what problem a person has with their teeth, there is currently a treatment that can help.
Stained and discolored teeth can be treated by teeth whitening procedures. These are available in over-the-counter toothpastes, gels, and mouthwashes. They can also be performed by a cosmetic dentist using bleach, cleaners, and laser light technology.
Porcelain veneers are a noninvasive way to cover teeth that have become chipped or otherwise damaged. They can also cover over stains that teeth whitening procedures cannot address.
Dental bonding is similar to veneers. With this cosmetic dentistry treatment, a composite resin is applied to the teeth that covers cracks and other blemishes.
Individuals who are battling with a gummy smile, or a smile that shows too much of their gums, can have a small amount of their gum tissue removed. The same procedure can be used to even out a person’s gum line.
Ceramic braces, traditional metal braces, and clear plastic aligner trays are just a few of the options that are available to straighten out crooked teeth. They can be used to correct an overbite, an underbite, crowded teeth, or uneven spaces and the gaps between a person’s teeth.
New technologies make the above-mentioned procedures easy to perform and with only a minimal amount of discomfort.
What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is versatile. It can correct everything from stains to misshapen teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can help you look younger. Crooked teeth, dental erosion, and discolored teeth are all associated with aging. When these minor issues are reversed, you could look years younger.
Many people are getting cosmetic treatments as a way to enhance their career. This is not limited to people who are in the entertainment field like actors and singers. The truth is that if you are embarrassed about your smile, you are going to restrain yourself from doing certain things because you lack confidence. However, when you feel confident, you will be able to take on more responsibility, you will look happier, and you will seem more motivated and dedicated to your career.
Contact the office of Dr. Samuel F. Jirik, DDS today to schedule a consultation and learn about the options that we offer.