If you ask around, many adults would say that they’re self-conscious about some aspect of their smile. Maybe it’s crooked teeth, maybe it’s discoloration, or maybe it’s a chip that never got fixed.
If you’re feeling uncomfortable with your smile, our cosmetic dentists can help. Here are 6 different ways that cosmetic dentistry can transform your teeth into the smile of your dreams.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Are you missing a tooth? A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (typically made of titanium) we place in your jaw to later anchor a crown. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are stable because they’re fused to your jawbone. Dental implants are also able to prevent further jawbone deterioration so you can avoid the likelihood of facial collapse.
Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells we’re able to bond to the front of your teeth. Our dentists may recommend porcelain veneers if you have front teeth that are chipped, discolored, stained, or have other small issues that affect the appearance of your smile.
During the dental bonding procedure, one of our dentists will apply a special tooth-colored material to the surface of your tooth. Our cosmetic dentists may recommend dental bonding if you have teeth that are slightly chipped, misshapen, or even discolored. Teeth bonding can also be done to close slight gaps between front teeth.
Like the name suggests, a dental bridge “bridges” the gap in your smile left by a missing tooth. Ais comprised of a false tooth anchored in place by dental crowns on healthy adjacent teeth. A tooth bridge may also be placed between dental implants or a healthy tooth and . By filling the empty space, you’ll be able to provide support to healthy adjacent teeth so they don’t shift or even eventually fall out.
A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gum line. Our dentists may recommend a crown to restore the strength and appearance of a fragile tooth. For example, we may use a crown to restore a tooth with a cavity that’s too big to be fixed by a simple filling. In the world of cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns are often used to fix the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, discolored, or misshapen.
Want to achieve a noticeably brighter smile? We offer teeth whitening right here in our office. If you’re a fan of coffee, tea, or red wine, chances are your teeth are showing the effects through staining. Professional teeth whitening is a great way to boost your self-confidence and feel better about the appearance of your smile.
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There’s no shame in wanting to make changes to your smile for purely cosmetic reasons. After all, your smile should be a source of pride! At the Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center, our cosmetic dentists in Holland, MI, have had years of experience with making patients feel confident in their smiles again. To request an appointment, give our office a call at (616) 399-3946.