Today, people around the world are very conscious of their image and this makes a great looking smile an important aspect of life. It is believed that the look of your smile will influence a person’s overall impression of you, and thus the good-looking smile creates a positive and more appealing image. Unfortunately, we are not all lucky to have what we consider to be the perfect smile. However, advanced technology and modern techniques in dentistry have facilitated growth of cosmetic dental procedures, which allows patients change how their smile looks.
At Ortholine Family Dentistry in Coral Gables, FL, we help patients improve the aesthetics of their smile without interfering with structure or function. Our team focuses on providing painless, comfortable and convenient experiences for all patients. We also provide a range of services to help design the ideal smile while maintaining affordable prices. Some common issues we can fix include;
For any concerns about the color of your teeth, a professional whitening treatment would be ideal. Some of the things that can cause teeth to stain or discolor include poor oral hygiene, some foods like coffee and tea, use of tobacco, excessive fluoride and certain medications and illnesses too. Teeth whitening can improve the appearance of your teeth by several shades giving you a much brighter smile. Besides having your teeth professionally brightened, you can also use over the counter whitening kits, dental bonding and veneers.
Poorly aligned teeth not only affect the appearance of your smile but also disrupt normal tooth function. Common alignment issues include underbite, overbite, crossbite and open bite. To fix this these issues a cosmetic dentist may recommend that you wear dental aligners or braces for a certain period, to help shift the teeth into correct position. Invisalign is currently popularly used as it is more discreet compared to traditional braces.
A human adult is supposed to have 32 teeth are expected to last a lifetime. However, it happens that we sometimes lose a tooth or more probably due to trauma or diseases like cavities. A missing tooth leaves an unsightly gap behind and can impact the integrity of the remaining teeth. To fix this, cosmetic dentistry uses dental implants or bridges to act as replacements for lost teeth.
To improve the appearance of a chipped, broken or cracked tooth, composite bonding is often used. The procedure is quite simple and is cost-effective alternative. The bonding process involves using composite resin, which resembles the tooth’s enamel to achieve the desired shape and size of teeth. The material is usually applied on the tooth or teeth being treated and then a curing light is used to help it bond to the natural tooth and harden. Dental crowns and veneers are also used to change size and shape of teeth.
Having spaces between your teeth can make you overly conscious about the look of your smile. The best treatment options will depend on the severity of the gap. If you are looking for a quick and affordable procedure to close the gaps, dental bonding is the most suitable. It is a quick and reversible procedure that can be done in a single dental appointment. Veneers and aligners can also be used although they are quite involving compared to bonding.
To be honest, while some dental procedures do actually help with keeping teeth healthy and preserving their structure, they are not appealing to walk around with. It is however a good thing that it is now possible to get several treatment alternatives for the same condition. If you are worried about your silver fillings showing when you laugh or having to wear metal brackets that come with traditional braces, you can discuss this with your cosmetic dentist and try find a less obvious dental treatment solutions.
Our clinic provides family cosmetic dentistry services. We attend to both kids and adults and are a bilingual establishment catering to both English speaking and Spanish speaking patients. To learn more about how you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry, book an appointment or give us a call.