How to Know if You Need Cosmetic Dentistry

Common cosmetic dental problems

You might be a candidate for cosmetic or aesthetic dental work if you find yourself focusing on other people’s great white smiles. You think how great it would be if your teeth looked that way. Maybe you tend to cover your mouth with your hand when you smile. Or fix your mouth in a certain position so that you conceal flaws. These are signs that you’re not confident in your smile. You should be! It’s one of the first things people see when they meet you and first impressions count for a lot.

You’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry if you find yourself bothered by any of these issues:

  • Missing teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Decayed or discolored teeth
  • Ragged edge teeth or pointy teeth
  • Uneven sized teeth
  • Excess gum when smiling
  • Speech problems due to missing teeth

The most common procedures used to treat these cosmetic dental issues are Invisalign clear braces, crowns, veneers and teeth whitening.

The Invisalign system straightens teeth just like metal braces, but uses pop-in, clear trays that gently guide teeth into the right position.

Crowns are used to repair existing teeth by attaching a porcelain overlay. This tooth-shaped restoration is strong, stops further decay and can make a big difference in your life by allowing you to chew easily. Crowns look great and are undetectable from normal teeth.

Veneers are often used to conceal damage and give a regular appearance to not so perfect teeth. These thin porcelain sheaths slip over the tooth in front and can be made in any color or shape.

Whitening is so important for a great smile. Dr. Alhadef offers Zoom whitening in the office, which will brighten your smile in a single visit. Or you can use at home trays which are custom designed and feature much faster results than commercially available whitening systems. You keep your trays and can touch up whenever you want.

The most important thing to consider is how your smile and your feelings about it might be interfering with your life. If your smile makes you self-conscious, if you dread pictures, or have changed your natural smile to one that conceals problems, then you should consider the wonder of aesthetic dentistry. Millions of people have found that fixing their smile gives them new confidence and vibrancy.

If you think you’re a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, give us a call. We’ll set up a personalized consultation that will show you all the techniques which can be used in your particular case to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

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