Your smile is often one of the first things others notice about you. Does your smile make you look older? Are your teeth worn down or dingy in color? Do you have some teeth missing that have not been replaced? If so, you may be a candidate for a smile rejuvenation, says Denton dentist Dr. Pomerance.
Restoring your smile can incorporate many different types of dental treatment. It may be as easy as having your teeth whitened or may include porcelain veneers, bonding, crowns, fixed bridges, implants, tooth-colored fillings and/or other procedures in order to have a smile that makes you look younger and feel so much healthier and confident.
Depending upon the initial condition of your smile, teeth and gums, a smile rejuvenation can include covering roots of the teeth where recession has caused unsightly spaces. It may also require a new denture or a hookless partial to replace teeth that are missing. If your teeth are crowded or out of alignment, and/or are worn or discolored and have other unsightly considerations, porcelain veneers or crowns could be the treatment of choice since it is possible to change the color, alignment, size, shape, and length of the teeth with these restorations. Alternately, clear braces is another treatment option for straightening misaligned teeth; no longer is it necessary to have wires attached to your teeth in order to straighten them.
Refreshing your smile can make an impressive change and improvement in your appearance. The costs involved can be tailored to an individual’s needs depending upon the extent of treatment. Often, minor tooth recontouring coupled with cosmetic bonding can dramatically change a person’s appearance while keeping the cost of rejuvenation well within the reach of most patients. Bonding places a plastic material over the tooth, covering a defect or changing the color and/or shape of a tooth. It often can be done without anesthetic and yet can also make a marked and noticeable improvement in your smile. Your dentist can perform a thorough exam in order to assist you in determining which procedures are best suited to accomplish your smile rejuvenation.