If you are concerned about the appearance of your teeth, you may be interested in addressing the problem with a cosmetic treatment from your dentist. However, you may not know what treatment will best address your concerns. If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, you may be interested in teeth whitening. If your smile is marred by one or two problem teeth, dental bonding may be the best answer. Porcelain veneers can overhaul your smile by granting you the appearance of healthy, whiter teeth.
The teeth whitening treatments available from your dentist can offer more dramatic results than products available over the counter. You can opt for an in-office or at-home treatment. For the at-home treatment, you will receive a special whitening gel, along with dental trays. An in-office treatment can make your teeth several shades whiter in a single visit.
Dental Bonding And Contouring
Dental bonding and contouring enable your dentist to make cosmetic improvements to a single tooth. Dental bonding can hide signs of physical trauma (chips, cracks, or discoloration), close a gap between teeth, or correct a misshapen tooth. Contouring involves the removal of enamel, in order to smooth out a jagged edge, reduce the size of a large tooth, or remove a chip in your tooth.
If you need to address problems with several teeth, or if your teeth are not as responsive to standard whitening treatments as you would like, you may benefit from porcelain veneers. Veneers are permanently placed over the front of your teeth. The semi-translucent shell is crafted to make your smile look healthy, straight, and white. They can hide misshapen teeth, discoloration, and even correct for the appearance of mild misalignment.