16 Dec Cosmetic Dentistry: How can I be sure my smile will still look natural?
Patients considering a smile makeover should do their homework before selecting a cosmetic dentist. Recommendations from friends and family or a referral from the family dentist are great ways to find the perfect provider to perform your smile transformation.
There are many ways to go about improving the appearance of your teeth. Teeth whitening will brighten your smile up to eight shades making a major improvement without changing the formation of your teeth.
Zoom! Teeth whitening can be completed in one brief appointment, and provides a dramatic change without any invasive measures; it is likely the most economical lift to your smile as well.
Over time you may have had dental repairs completed with amalgam. For many years that was all that was available to fill cavities. With the advent of composite resin, many patients will rely on their cosmetic dentist to safely remove the dark silver from their mouth and replace it with a tooth colored, totally safe restoration that will make the repair virtually undetectable. [pullquote]Veneers are most often made from porcelain, which is stain resistant, and can actually strengthen the teeth they cover. [/pullquote]
For teeth that are severely stained, misshapen, chipped or have unsightly gaps, the cosmetic dentist may recommend veneers. Veneers are most often made from porcelain, which is stain resistant, and can actually strengthen the teeth they cover. These tooth colored shells are made to match surrounding teeth in contour and color and are permanently cemented in place so they blend perfectly.
Individuals dealing with a malocclusion, a condition where the upper teeth do not align properly with the bottom teeth, have several options. To correct the over bite, under bite or cross bite, Invisalign clear plastic aligners is a perfect option. Teeth can be straightened while using the clear aligners providing a means to a straight smile and healthier oral condition without dealing with traditional metal bands and brackets.
There are many methods available to enhance your smile. In selecting the way to your smile makeover, you will most likely be making improvements that will enrich your dental health as well.
To learn more about your options, contact the office of Dr. Philip Kozlow at 972-458-2464 and schedule your professional consultation today.