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Problems with your teeth, such as chips, discoloration and gaps, can make you want to hide your smile from the world. Luckily, you don't have to do that. All you have to do is sit down with a cosmetic dentist. There are many techniques that can repair the damage and restore your brilliant smile. Here are three methods that your cosmetic dentist can use to give you the smile you've always wanted to have.
If you have stains on your teeth that are preventing you from putting your best smile forward, you need to have professional bleaching treatments. Unlike home whitening treatments, professional treatments use bleaching products and high-intensity lights to remove most types of discoloration, including stains caused by coffee and red wine. Depending on the severity of the stains, you should be able to see a visible difference after the first couple of treatment sessions. With repeat bleaching sessions, your teeth will return to their brilliant shine.
If you have deep stains that are not responding to bleaching treatment, or you have other dental imperfections – such as large gaps – that you want to cover, you should find out if porcelain veneers are right for you. With porcelain veneers, your dentist can alter the appearance of most cosmetic imperfections. During the procedure, the dentist will apply thin pieces of porcelain directly onto the surface of the affected tooth. Once the veneers are in place, you won't be able to tell that you've had dental work performed.
If you have teeth that overlap or that have chips along the biting edge, tooth contouring may be a way to repair the damage. With tooth contouring, your dentist will alter the size or appearance of your teeth by removing small amounts of enamel from the affected areas. The dentist will mark the area of the teeth that need to be removed. Once the area has been marked, the dentist will use a dental sander to carefully remove the enamel from the teeth. When the dentist is done with the treatment, you'll have well-shaped teeth.
If you hide your smile because you don't like the way your teeth look, you can stop hiding. Speak to your cosmetic dentist about the various treatment options that are available to restore the appearance of your teeth and give you a reason to smile. Contact a company like The Family Dentist to get started.