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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Smile

January 2, 2019
Posted By: Suchi Chalasani, DMD
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You may think you have to live with cosmetic dental problems that make you feel self-conscious about smiling or laughing. But the teeth you want are within your reach, thanks to modern dental technology. Here’s how cosmetic dentistry in Royal Oak, MI, can add renewed confidence to your smile.

Chipped, Cracked, or Misshapen Teeth

Damaged teeth can prevent your smile from looking smoothly uniform. Teeth that have chips or cracks are also more prone to discoloration, which may not respond to teeth whitening.

Dentists can restore damaged teeth using a number of different methods:

  • Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, shell-like covers for irregularly shaped or sized teeth that match the color and shape of your other teeth. Many people love the flawless “Hollywood smile” look of dental veneers.
  • Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored, durable composite to reshape teeth.
  • Dental crowns encase a damaged tooth and allow it to function just like an undamaged tooth.

Discolored Teeth

One of the most popular and cost-effective ways to increase your smile power is with teeth whitening. Custom-made trays allow professional bleaching gel to precisely cover the surfaces of your teeth, providing a more uniform and safe alternative to drugstore kits.

Missing Teeth or Gaps between Teeth

Not only can missing teeth make you feel self-conscious, but missing teeth can also result in bone loss where the tooth used to be. Dental implants, which are titanium posts placed in the jawbone, help promote bone growth. A dentist uses a dental crown over the dental implant after it has healed, giving you a natural-looking, fully functional tooth.

If your previous orthodontic work has shifted, a small gap can result between teeth. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and dental bridges can help fill small gaps and give your teeth a more uniform look.

With the state-of-the-art dental technology and the broad range of choices available today, there’s no reason to suffer from a smile you don’t like. If you’re looking into cosmetic dentistry in Royal Oak, MI, call our dental office today!

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