Having a great smile can boost your self-esteem. However, few people naturally have perfect teeth. Still, since a smile may be the first characteristic that people notice upon meeting you, if you suffer from dental flaws, you may want to have them corrected. Cosmetic dental applications can help create the smile of your dreams.
Here are a few ways that a dentist can fix your smile.
A dental veneer is one of the most versatile applications in cosmetic dentistry. The veneer is an extremely thin tooth-shaped shell that is made of porcelain or resin. Because the veneer covers the front surface of a blemished tooth, the device can be used to correct a wide range of cosmetic issues, including discoloration, shape irregularities, crookedness, chips, cracks, and interdental gaps.
Dental veneers can be fabricated in the brightest shade of white. Additionally, they can be sized and shaped to perfectly match the dimensions of your mouth for a perfectly white, balanced smile. To create a veneer, the dentist makes a mold of your oral cavity. Once the veneer has been prepared by the dental lab, the dentist can permanently bond it to the teeth. However, before applying the veneer, the dentist trims away a small amount of tooth enamel, ensuring the veneer doesn't extend beyond the natural bite line.
A single veneer can be used if only one tooth displays significant imperfections. However, a full set of veneers can be used if the whole mouth needs to be transformed.
If your main issue is a moderate dental misalignment, you may not need a set of braces to straighten your teeth. Instead, your cosmetic dentist may prescribe Invisalign aligners. The aligners, which are made from an impression of your mouth, are fabricated from hard, clear plastic. One aligner is used for the teeth of the top palate, and a second aligner is used for the bottom teeth.
A series of aligners are used to correct the alignment of the teeth. Each aligner is used for a few weeks. Then, the next aligner in the series is used. After the final aligners are worn, the treatment is complete. Still, after your treatment, you may need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving bake into their old positions.
The clear aligners are simple to apply and offer the advantage of removability. You can take them out of the mouth to make brushing and eating easier. If you would like to improve the look of your smile, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in your local area.