Your smile is one of the first features that people notice about you, and it makes sense that you might want to have a brilliant smile. If you’re unhappy with your smile, these 5 cosmetic procedures can help you make it the brightest it can be!
1. Cosmetic Procedures for Whiter Pearly Whites
Teeth whitening is one cosmetic procedure that can really make a difference in your smile. It’s also called teeth bleaching, and the goal is to remove stains and discolorations from your teeth that can be caused by certain foods and drinks like coffee.
There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening kits available, but for the best results, you want a dentist to whiten your teeth. To make sure you get the very best results, your dentist will clean your teeth before whitening them.
2. Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are thin porcelain covers that are attached to the front surface of a tooth. Your dentist will make them so that their color matches your natural teeth.
They can be used to fix chipped teeth or cover a gap between teeth, and they can even make teeth that are slightly crooked appear straight. Your dentist can also use them to cover discolorations that cannot be treated with bleaching.
3. Dental Caps
Dental caps are also called dental crowns. They can be used to repair broken teeth or teeth that have been damaged by disease. Additionally, your dentist can use dental caps to help improve the size and shape of your teeth.
Dental caps last for decades which makes them a great cosmetic procedure for improving the appearance of your smile. As long as you practice good oral healthcare habits, they will keep your smile bright for years to come.
4. Dental Bonding
Your dentist can apply a tooth-colored putty onto discolored teeth, broken teeth, and even teeth with small cavities. This is known as dental bonding, and it is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can improve your smile without crowns or veneers.
5. Gum Contouring
Sometimes people are unhappy with their smile not because of their teeth, but because of their gums. If you have a ‘gummy’ smile, one cosmetic procedure that can help is called gum contouring. Your dentist uses a laser to carefully remove parts of your gum tissue that are making your smile look uneven and overly gummy.
The laser cauterizes the wound as it cuts so there’s no need for any sutures, and the procedure takes only a few days to completely heal. Pain medication can ease any discomfort you might experience in a day or two after the procedure, and once it’s all done, your smile will be beautiful!
Your smile is important and there’s no reason you have to continue being unhappy with it. These 5 cosmetic procedures can help make your smile everything you want it to be.
If you’re hoping to improve your smile, contact the office of Dr. Barry Buchanan today for a consultation. We can’t wait to see your smile dazzle!