Cosmetic dentistry procedures have the goal of improving the appearance of a patient’s smile. Common issues that are treated include chipped, gapped, missing, and stained teeth. Your dentist at Susan J. Curley DDS can discuss your concerns and goals with you, consider your personal health needs, and recommend the best procedure to achieve the smile you want. There are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures available to meet different goals.
This is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures as it is quick and affordable, yet it produces a dramatic effect. A professional teeth whitening system at Susan J. Curley DDS in Wall is much more effective than any over-the-counter treatment and can improve the appearance of a smile whether it has been stained by food and drink, personal habits like smoking, or natural aging.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom-fit to your teeth to treat small imperfections such as chips, cracks, or stains. The shells are attached only to the front of the teeth to change their appearance. This procedure is a popular choice because it is quick, affordable, versatile, and comfortable.
Crowns are often used practically, to cover a damaged or decayed tooth, or to restore a broken tooth. They can also be used cosmetically to treat chips, cracks, or discoloration in teeth. They are placed on a tooth to cover it entirely and can be made from a variety of materials, but a tooth-colored material is usually used when they are being applied cosmetically.
Replacing missing teeth is not only a cosmetic issue but is beneficial to the health of the mouth as well. Leaving gaps in the mouth allows the remaining teeth to shift along the gum line and change their position. This can alter your bite and also lead to a bone recession. Bridges and dentures are popular options that are both affordable and effective, but dental implants offer a more stable solution. While bridges and dentures sit on top of the gums, dental implants are small metal posts that are surgically inserted directly into the jaw bone. All three options restore both looks and function to a smile.
If there are issues that you have with your smile that are keeping you from loving the way it looks, talk to your dentist at Susan J. Curley DDS. Together, you can find a treatment that will change your smile into one you’ll love.