An attractive Smile shows you at your very best! However, in spite of good oral hygiene habits and professional care, your smile may not be as bright as it could be. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry can enhance your smile through a unique combination of science and art.
Recent scientific breakthroughs have made dental enhancements feasible and affordable for more people than ever before. Today, dentists can contour, color, fill-in, align and even replace teeth – with advanced materials and techniques. New materials are remarkable strong and durable, yet less expense than before. Techniques involving bonding and porcelain veneers have also advanced in recent years. In many cases, cosmetic and restorative dental treatment can be used in place of more involved and costly orthodontic or surgical procedures.
When your smile is attractive, dentists and patients agree that other benefits follow – like an improved self-image, better dental hygiene, an improved sense of personal well being and better overall health.
What’s Your Smile Type?
Walk up to a mirror mounted on a wall. Do not use a hand-held mirror. Smile at yourself. Now think of something funny that happened to you.
Look in the mirror again.
Is your smile the same or is it bigger? Usually it is bigger.
This is called your "funny smile" because it is the one that you show when you hear or see something funny. It is a much larger smile than when you pose especially when you are not happy with your teeth. However, when your teeth are improved, your big "funny smile" returns and you look great!
O.K., now let’s figure out what’s holding your smile back… what it is that bothers you about your teeth.
• Are there spaces between your teeth?
• Are your teeth dull, dark or stained?
• Are they crooked, misshapen or out of line?
• Do you show too much gum?
• Are your gums irregularly shaped, higher on some teeth, lower on others?
• Are your teeth too small or too large?
• Are the edges of your teeth (as a group) too long or too short?
• Do your teeth slant on way or the other?
• Is the midline of your two front teeth centered with your face and nose?
• Are the edges of your canines (eye teeth) too pointy or too flat?
• Are the biting edges worn down?
• Are any of your teeth missing?
• Have your gums receded?
• Are any ugly dental fillings showing?
• Do any old or recently crowned teeth not match your natural teeth?
• Are any of your teeth that have silver filling stained blue or gray?
If you answered yes to ANY of the above questions, you can be helped by cosmetic dentistry!
Now you have to learn what cosmetic dentistry can do for you.