Improving Your Smile
The most important factor in having a perfect smile is taking care of your teeth. Genetics matters too, but mostly it’s up to you.
Let’s say you have always practiced proper dental care. You’ve always had regular dental check-ups, if needed you had braces as a child, you brush and floss daily and practice good dental hygiene, you allow your dentist to address cavities or any other problems that arise, etc. In that case, chances are your teeth look great. Maybe you have some minimal imperfections here and there, maybe a little gap, but for the most part your teeth are in excellent shape. In that case, you should have confidence in your appearance and feel good about your smile.
But what if you’ve done all that, yet you still just don’t like how your teeth look? Is there anything that can be done to give you more of the “movie star smile” you have in mind?
Procedures to Improve Your Smile
There are in fact many options you can talk to your dentist about, including ways to whiten your teeth.
Beyond that, one inexpensive possibility is dental veneers. Veneers are a thin material that the dentist puts over your existing teeth. They are made of porcelain or composite materials. They can be used to alter the color, shape, or size of the teeth. Visually, teeth with veneers look the same as flawless teeth without veneers.
You could also opt for crowns. Crowns are coverings molded to your tooth structure, cemented on to one or more of your teeth. They are a sort of cap that goes over the tooth. They last for many years if not permanently. Again, in appearance they are indistinguishable from natural teeth.
A more invasive procedure that you might want to consider if the problem with your smile is missing teeth is dental implants. Unlike dentures, implants are basically new teeth that are surgically fused to your jawbone.
The bottom line is, if you are not satisfied with the appearance of your smile, your Summerlin dentist has many options to offer you. You might not end up a movie star as a result, but at least you can have teeth like one. Please call Inspire Dental of Summerlin today at (702) 331-4700 to schedule your appointment.