If you are looking for a way to increase your confidence by improving your smile a dentist can help. Dentists at Dental Care Fourth Ward specialize in being able to help their patients find a treatment that works best for their unique situation.
Not all smile makeovers have to happen in a dentist's chair at Dental Care Greater Heights. Keep in mind that maintaining good oral health is always going to be better than having to repair something that has been damaged. Also, more and more "at home" products are becoming available. If you are looking to improve your smile through less costly and less invasive means, ask your Dentist in 77002 what he suggests that you do. Oftentimes Dentists in Greater Heights carry at-home treatments right in their office.
Below are a few of the most common means by which your dentist can help you get a brilliant smile. Keep in mind that not all patients are good candidates for each procedure. Poor oral health including periodontal disease will limit what your Dentist in Memorial Park is capable of doing to improve your smile.
Whitening: There are two common methods for whitening teeth. Teeth can be bleached or treated with a laser teeth whitening system. Bleaching is relatively simple and therefore typically less expensive. In bleaching, a mold is taken off the teeth and a custom fit tray is made. The patient is then given the tray along with an "oxidizing agent" which bleaches the teeth to a whiter shade. Patients can repeat this process to achieve their desired shade. There are several different kinds of bleaching kits that are also sold over the counter. However, those with sensitive gums should first ask their dentists if the chemicals used in these treatments could cause more damage. Those who do not achieve their desired whitening results through bleaching or who simply want quicker results often choose to have a laser teeth whitening procedure. With a laser teeth whitening procedure, results are often immediate and the success rate is higher.
Veneers: Having veneers made provides a solution to those who are unhappy with the shape and spacing of their teeth. Veneers are more expensive than bleaching because all of the work that goes into creating a veneer is custom. All of the teeth being treated are fitted for a shell that will then be bonded to the tooth. The veneers are designed to look just like your other teeth and can provide instant and dramatic changes to your smile.
Implants - Perhaps the most costly of all the brilliant smile techniques are implants. Implants are used to visually (and in some cases functionally) correct teeth that are missing or damaged beyond repair. Instead of dentures or bridges that may become loose and cause many people to be put in embarrassing situations, implants are a permanent and non-mobile solution. With an implant, the artificial tooth is anchored to the jaw bone and not to neighboring teeth. Not only are neighboring teeth kept safe when an implant is used, but the result is an artificial tooth that looks, feels,s and functions just like the real thing.
In addition to being able to provide you with a new smile, dentists now have the technology to show you what the finished product might look like before you undergo a procedure. Taking the guesswork out of achieving better-looking teeth is definitely something to smile about