When there are multiple aspects of your smile that make you feel less appealing, cosmetic dentistry is a practical way to make a dramatic improvement. Many patients are unable to pinpoint the exact element that should be addressed. You may feel that you desire a more uniform or symmetrical smile. You may feel that your teeth are too large or too small. Your eye may be drawn to spacing, crowding, or discoloration.
In these instances, trust your Plano cosmetic dentist to assist you in achieving your goals. Through a comprehensive exam and open conversation, your cosmetic dentist will help you to express your idea of a perfect smile. The next step is to develop a treatment plan, or a blueprint, to determine the best way to accomplish the mission.
If your goal is to change the way that the teeth look, your dentist may suggest porcelain veneers. Veneers are typically used to conceal a variety of imperfections regarding the front teeth. Since veneers are artistically designed, they can be created to resemble natural tooth structure. Veneers completely cover the front surface of the teeth, providing a beautiful, smooth tooth that is resistant to stain. Veneers are also permanently bonded to the teeth, and strong enough to endure normal eating and drinking.
Veneers are generally placed on the front two, four, or six teeth for the best result. When designed in this manner, your dentist can create teeth that are all similarly shaped and sized. Spaces between the teeth can be closed, and even teeth that are crowded can appear straighter through the use of veneers.
Your cosmetic dentist may recommend dental implants if tooth replacement is creating a negative impact on your smile. Gaps and spaces due to a missing tooth are tough to ignore. Although missing teeth are often viewed from a functional perspective, they can also be detrimental to your smile. In addition to replacing missing teeth for chewing purposes, implants are also the most beautiful and conservative solution available.
If you’ve been feeling that your smile could use a makeover, or if you’re unsure about how to improve your smile, call our Plano cosmetic dentistry team at 972-398-2550 for your appointment.