For years you’ve been unhappy with your smile but can’t seem to figure out what exactly you should do about it. You’re certain, though, that you want to enjoy more confidence and make a better impact on the people you encounter. Given that one-third of the people you meet will notice your teeth before anything else – according to a recent study – it’s understandable that you want to make some changes. Your dentist in Huber Heights is here to help and says that you don’t have to know for sure, right now, which cosmetic procedure you want to go with. To help out, he’ll explain some different options as you continue reading.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Equally as important as the function of your teeth is the way you feel about yourself. When you have increased self-esteem, your body produces more endorphins – the feel-good hormones. And when you feel good your other hormones are better stabilized, which fortifies your immune system, making you a healthier person.
Thus, cosmetic dentistry provides a route to increased confidence by improving the aesthetics of your smile. As the old saying goes, “When you look good, you feel good!”
What are Some Different Types Available?
Here are some of the various cosmetic options available to you:
- Cosmetic Dental Bonding – If you have slightly misaligned, chipped or gapped teeth, cosmetic dental bonding offers a single-visit option to correct it. Your dentist will apply a resin compound directly to your teeth, shape and then harden it using a special light to produce a newly improved smile.
- Teeth Whitening – Are you unhappy with your dull or stained teeth? Professional teeth whitening will leave you with drastically improved ivories, with more brilliance.
- Porcelain Veneers – Another way to address stained, chipped, gapped or misaligned front teeth is with porcelain veneers. This two-visit process involves your dentist removing a thin layer of enamel and applying custom-made, high-grade porcelain shells to your teeth, leaving you with a perfect smile.
- Invisalign – If you’re looking for a way to correct your entire set of teeth in a discreet manner, then Invisalign is for you. These custom-made clear trays will lead you to a perfect smile in a fraction of the time that traditional braces will.
Still Not Sure?
If you’re still not sure which route is the best for you to take, don’t worry because you can schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Huber Heights to discuss your desires. Your local professional will be able to provide more information about which procedure will be best at delivering the results you want. So to get the ball rolling to smile perfection, reach out today!
About the Author
A graduate of Case Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland, Dr. James A. Striebel has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. An affiliate member of several professional organizations, he continues to strive to expand his knowledge so that he can provide the absolute best care for his patients. Dr. Striebel can be reached for more information through his website.