If you feel self-conscious with your smile, happy times are tough. We all love a nice smile, so when you don’t have one, it can become an issue. Thankfully, we have cosmetic dentistry that can turn your smile from flawed to fantastic, regardless of the issues at hand. Here’s a quick rundown of the various ways dental technology has advanced to a point where you can truly have a smile you loved to show off:
Teeth whitening. All of our teeth get discolored or stained from time to time. Our diet is filled with food that does the damage. Teeth whitening, or bleaching, can be done in a dentist’s office or at home with a brightening system.
Bonding. Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or gapped by bonding tooth-colored materials to the tooth surface, making them nearly impossible to distinguish.
Veneers. Another variation of the bonding technique are veneers. These are thin, custom-made porcelain shells that cover the front of the teeth to disguise discoloration or imperfections.
Tooth reshaping. This procedure changes the actual look of your teeth by modifying or removing enamel, completely changing the look of your tooth.
Crown lengthening. Sometimes it isn’t the teeth that are the issue, it’s the gums. This can be fixed by removing excess gum tissue, exposing more of the tooth’s crown to give the appearance of longer teeth.
Smile makeovers. Deciding your smile needs an entire makeover involves a comprehensive assessment of the overall appearance of the teeth and smile.
As with all other cosmetic surgeries, your mouth also needs to be in fairly good health in order to have these dental procedures done. To determine if you are a good candidate, make a dental appointment.
To set up an appointment, call Dr. Middleton’s office in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or through the website.
Dr. Gerald Middleton proudly accepts patients from Riverside and all surrounding areas.