Choosing The Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Are Best For Your Smile Makeover
HOW COSMETIC DENTISTRY CAN TAKE YOUR SMILE TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
A gorgeous smile gives you confidence. Unfortunately, most of us are not born with a naturally beautiful, straight, white smile, but that does not mean we cannot get one. If you're ready to improve the appearance of your smile, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in Austin, TX. If your current dentist doesn't offer cosmetic treatments, contact Meadows Dental Care. Our experienced team is skilled in many cosmetic dental treatments, including porcelain veneers, professional teeth whitening, and clear aligners. There are plenty of ways to get a great smile, so let’s talk about what issues you might want addressed during your smile makeover:
WHY DO I NEED A NEW SMILE?
- CHIPPED TEETH
Chipping a tooth can be as easy as chewing on ice or falling and hitting the pavement face first. A chipped tooth can cause your teeth look uneven, but it can also make it easier for your tooth to get infected. If you have a chipped tooth, you should get it treated to improve both the appearance of your smile and your oral health.
- CRACKED TEETH
Cracked teeth can look similar to a chipped tooth, but typically, a crack is easier to see than a chip, especially if the problem is in the front of the mouth. Not only could it look bad, but a cracked tooth can hurt when you chew and it can be sensitive in extreme temperatures. A cracked tooth is also susceptible to infections, so you should have it repaired as soon as possible.
- MISALIGNED TEETH
Teeth that are misaligned or crooked can wreak havoc on your smile. Both of these issues can cause overcrowding and an overbite. Depending on your specific issues, there are solutions to help get a straighter, more symmetrical smile.
- DISCOLORED TEETH
Many people are affected by discolored teeth. Your teeth may be discolored on the outside of your enamel (extrinsic stains from things like coffee and tobacco use) or inside (intrinsic stains caused by medication or a trauma to a tooth). A dull or yellow smile can make you look older or unhealthy. Brightening your enamel is an easy way to makeover your smile.
HOW CAN I IMPROVE THE LOOK OF MY TEETH?
Cosmetic treatments by a board-certified dentist in Austin, TX can help you improve the health, function, and appearance of your teeth. A smile makeover can make your teeth look better and improve your confidence. Your smile makeover plan may include one treatment or multiple procedures.
COSMETIC DENTISTRY: WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
To quickly improve your smile, cosmetic veneers are a great option. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of chipped teeth, cover the gap between teeth, and conceal the color of worn teeth. They are a great option if you want an effective way to improve the look of your teeth and attain a smile that will give you the confidence you want. Porcelain veneers at Meadows Dental Care are made custom to look natural and last a long time.
- TEETH STRAIGHTENING
Even if you had a braces as a kid, your teeth can still move and shift, causing overlap and a crooked tooth appearance. Thankfully, there are new orthodontic options for adults who want to correct this issue with clear aligners. If your primary issue is crooked teeth, then a teeth straightening system along with dental contouring and teeth whitening can offer a significant improvement.
- TOOTH-COLORED FILLINGS
Tooth-colored fillings are used to treat a cavity after areas of decay are removed. Many smile makeovers include replacing older amalgam fillings with modern tooth-colored fillings. In addition to lasting longer, tooth-colored fillings are made with composite resin, so they look more attractive than silver fillings. Tooth-colored fillings can be used for your front or back teeth to treat small to medium cavities. These can help you get a more attractive smile and a stronger restoration. At Meadows Dental Care, our team shades the composite resin to match your natural teeth so the result is seamless.
- TEETH WHITENING
If you are looking for an easy and safe way to brighten your smile, professional teeth whitening might be your answer. Although there are many different options (gels, strips, toothpastes) that you can buy at the store, professional teeth whitening typically more effective and can be customized to your unique needs and goals. At Meadows Dental Care, we offer both custom home whitening kits and in-office laser teeth whitening. A home kit will include custom-made whitening trays for a more comfortable treatment than generic trays in store-bought kits as well as professional-strength whitening gel. Your dentist will give you clear instructions on how often to use your kit and how long you can safely leave the whitening gel on your teeth. If you'd prefer faster results, our office in Austin, TX also performs laser teeth whitening. Using laser energy, your dentist can efficiently remove years of stains from your enamel for a much brighter smile in just one visit.
- COSMETIC TOOTH BONDING
Tooth bonding is an option to repair and improve the appearance of your teeth if they are stained or chipped. Composite resin (the same material used in tooth-colored fillings) can be carefully applied by a dentist to fill in chips and cover stains. After the bonding is set, your dentist will polish the material and contour your teeth for a smooth, even shape. Bonding is a quick, less expensive cosmetic treatment; however, the results will not last as long as other treatments, like veneers.
GET YOUR SMILE MAKEOVER
As you can see, there are plenty of options to improve the look of your teeth. When you are ready to improve your confidence and get healthier teeth, schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Austin, TX. If you're looking for an experienced team of dental professionals who are skilled in cosmetic treatments, please contact Meadows Dental Care to schedule a smile makeover consultation. After listening to your specific needs and goals, we'll develop your custom smile makeover treatment plan to reveal your best smile.
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