Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
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While you may ask yourself whether your teeth are all that bad and wonder if it’s worth it to fix your smile, the truth is that if you feel self-conscious about your smile, then you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry. From tooth discoloration to smile makeovers that involve multiple procedures for a completely new look, Chestnuthill Dental can help you regain your confidence. Learn more about cosmetic dentistry and find out if you are a candidate.
Everyone experiences stains on their natural teeth. The only way someone can maintain a permanently white smile is if they have veneers. Otherwise, we are all subject to stained teeth at some point. But the good news is that teeth whitening is widely available and an affordable way to transform your smile. You may be tempted to purchase store-bought products in hopes of whitening your teeth dramatically. But unfortunately, these products hardly produce noticeable results. You’ll find that your money is better spent by choosing professional teeth whitening in Sciota at Chestnuthill Dental. We can provide in-office whitening treatments and design custom whitening trays that you can take home to whiten your teeth on an as-needed basis for touch-ups. Most adults are candidates for teeth whitening.
Minor cosmetic dental flaws like small chips or cracks and some single-tooth discoloration may benefit from cosmetic bonding. This procedure can be completed in one office visit and utilizes a pliable material called composite. The material is chosen in a shade that matches your surrounding teeth for a seamless blend with your smile. Cosmetic bonding is also ideal for concealing gaps between teeth or covering slightly twisted or crooked teeth. Ideal candidates for cosmetic bonding are patients with minor cosmetic flaws that are looking for an affordable, quick fix to their dental problem.
Porcelain veneers are widely used in cosmetic dentistry and produce the most dramatic results. Veneers are made from porcelain and can be selected in a variety of shades to blend with your existing teeth, or you can elect a brighter shade of white so that your overall smile looks brighter. These thin porcelain coverings permanently bond to the front of each tooth being treated and can conceal common cosmetic dental problems like cracks, uneven teeth, discoloration, or crooked or misshapen teeth. You may be a candidate for veneers if you’re looking for a long-term investment in your smile and have multiple teeth that need correcting.
The best candidates for dental crowns are those with a tooth that is significantly damaged, like a large crack or decay, or an old filling that has fallen out. Crowns are often referred to as caps since they fit over the entire tooth. You’ll love the results. Dental crowns look just as natural, perform just as well, and are as durable and your regular teeth.
You might be a good candidate for Invisalign clear aligners if you have crooked or uneven teeth but would like to straighten them without getting braces. Invisalign uses clear, nearly invisible aligners to slowly straighten and shift teeth into ideal alignment over the course of 12-18 months. This treatment is even suitable for teens.
Dental implants are the premier choice to replace missing teeth and restore your chewing ability and confidence. Whether you need a single tooth replaced or an entire dental arch, our Sciota implant dentists can have you feeling yourself in no time. Adults that are in good overall health with missing teeth generally are candidates for dental implants, although you need to have a healthy jawbone or be willing and able to undergo a bone graft if you don’t have enough jawbone to support the implants.