November 5, 2018
5 Incredible Cosmetic Dentistry Options to Improve Your Smile!
There’s simply no denying it.
Like it or not, your smile is without a doubt one of the first things people notice about you!
If you have a great smile, it can lead to a great first impression, which is beneficial in a variety of personal and professional settings.
And if you don’t?
Well…I think you know the answer to that, which is one of the reasons you are reading this article right now.
If your smile isn’t as beautiful as you would like, we can help. Dr. Mohip-Chahwala and the rest of the team here at Shining Smiles Family Dentistry in Marietta (formerly in Powder Springs) have helped countless patients achieve the smiles of their dreams through cosmetic dentistry.
Today, we’re going to share with you 5 cosmetic options that will give you a brighter smile, more self-confidence, and just make you a happier personal in general.
1 Cosmetic Dental Bonding
If you have a minor cosmetic issue such as a chipped tooth, then dental bonding may be the perfect solution for you.
Bonding is a fairly simple, inexpensive process that involves applying a tooth-colored resin adhesive to your natural tooth. The end result (when completed by a skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Mohip-Chahwala) is that your tooth will look as if nothing happened.
Dental bonding is usually best suited for patients who have experienced some form of minor dental trauma such as a single chipped or cracked tooth. If multiple teeth are severely chipped, cracked, or broken, then porcelain veneers (which we will discuss in more detail below) may be a better option.
2 Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening products and services are everywhere.
From whitening strips to whitening pens to in-office whitening procedures, there is no shortage of options when it comes to whitening your teeth.
But do they all really work?
The answer? It depends.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening products can whiten your teeth, but they generally take extensive time and commitment. Plus, over-the-counter teeth whitening products usually work best on people who already have fairly white teeth to begin with.
If your teeth are stained yellow or brown you may want to consider an in-office whitening procedure. In-office whitening from Shining Smiles can whiten your teeth several shades in one session (which usually lasts under an hour).
You won’t have to try several different products to get the results you are looking for and you’ll have instant gratification right after your appointment.
If you’re interested in trying our in-office whitening procedure, click here to visit our teeth whitening page.
3 Natural-looking Porcelain Veneers
You’ve probably seen someone with seemingly perfect yet natural-looking teeth. If so, that person may have porcelain veneers.
Porcelain dental veneers are about the thickness of a contact lens and adhere to the front of the teeth. A minimal amount of enamel must be removed during the veneers process, which makes veneers an irreversible procedure.
That being said, veneers that are well taken care of can last 10-20 years and is the preferred option for patients who are looking for that perfect, natural-looking smile.
To get the details on porcelain veneers, visit the page below:
4 Stunning Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are fixed cosmetic restorations that often (but not always) sit on top of a dental implant.
Unlike a veneer which covers the front of the tooth, a dental crown is essentially a natural-looking, fake tooth (or teeth) that is indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Crowns and bridges can:
Protect a tooth that is showing signs of weakness or stress from fracturing
Replace a filling where there isn’t enough tooth remaining
Restore a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or broken
Cover a tooth that has become discolored due to trauma or decay
Cover an odd-shaped tooth
Cover a dental implant after restoration
In layman’s terms, if you have a tooth that doesn’t look or feel right and you would like it to be restored (both for your oral health and your self-confidence), then a dental crown or bridge could be the ideal option for you.
To learn about getting a dental crown versus a dental bridge and to get answers to other commonly asked questions regarding crown restorations, visit this page.
5 Dental Implants (Yes, it Has a Cosmetic Advantage)
While dental implants are generally thought of as more of a “restorative” dental procedure as opposed to a cosmetic one, there are certain cosmetic enhancements to consider.
For those of you who may not be familiar, a dental implant is a titanium screw that serves as an artificial tooth root for patients who need to replace one or more severely damaged or missing teeth.
While the dental implant itself isn’t visible to anyone you may be interacting with, for many patients it can solve a “facial sagging” issue that is often caused by the missing or damaged natural teeth.
Dental implants can restore the aesthetic look of the face, which is a great cosmetic enhancement in our book! To learn more about the benefits of dental implants and how you can contact our Marietta dental practice to schedule your dental implants consultation, visit the page below:
You’ll notice on the page above that we review many of the benefits of dental implants in detail, such as:
Improving facial structure
Removing the embarrassment of missing or damaged teeth
Increasing your self-confidence
And so much more. Make sure to view that page for a more detailed breakdown of the dental implants procedure offered at Shining Smiles Family Dentistry.
So What’s Your Next Step?
If you live in or around the Marietta area, want to improve your smile, and are curious about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, then we encourage you to give our dental practice a call today to schedule your 1-on-1, personal cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Mohip-Chahwala.
There’s absolutely no pressure. Dr. Mohip-Chahwala will simply evaluate your smile and suggest a plan that, based on her experience, she feels will give you the perfect smile you’ve been wanting.
If you want to take the next step after the consult…great! If not, no worries. We’re just happy to meet you and give you some guidance on how to improve your smile and overall oral health.
So give us a call today or contact us right here on our website.