With our hectic lifestyles and regardless of our dental care regime, it is perhaps only natural that our smiles may begin to look tired and drab after a time, and not what it could be. From strong drinks such as coffee or cola which can leave behind stains, to tooth damage and misaligned teeth, our everyday life can have an impact not just on our dental health, but also on our dental appearance. However, with a large arsenal of treatments at their disposal, a cosmetic dentist can restore the luster and sparkle of a tired smile. Whether it is dull teeth caused by excess staining, or damaged or chipped teeth, or even teeth that have become misaligned, there is a treatment to suit. Teeth whitening treatment, for example, can treat dulled smiles by bleaching away stains from the surface of the teeth through a specially-formulated bleaching agent administered by the dentist.
While tooth whitening kits can be bought over-the-counter at most drug stores, for proper teeth whitening and the best results, a cosmetic dentist should be the logical choice as they can assess the level of staining, and in so doing can formulate the required strength of the bleaching agent. Most kits also come with generic tooth treatment trays, but these trays are custom fitted by a dentist to ensure a better fit for the best results. And for those in a hurry, Zoom! Teeth whitening is often available; this form of treatment promises the best results in just one day, and is perfect for busy individuals looking to put a sparkle back in their smile. For damaged or misaligned teeth, veneers can be used by a cosmetic dentist to reshape the appearance of the teeth, conceal tooth chips and cracks and close gaps that might be evident between existing teeth. Made of porcelain and colored to match your teeth’s natural shade, veneers are thin tooth jackets that can be bonded onto existing teeth to restore a smile’s appearance, as well as providing added support.
For more serious issues, such as missing teeth, dental implants or dental bridges are common treatments. But whatever concerns you have regarding the appearance of your teeth, you can rest assured it is treatable, and with the right treatment you can look forward to having your perfect smile restored! To learn more about your options and to schedule a professional consultation in Dallas, contact the office of Dr. Philip R. Kozlow today.