Are you embarrassed by your teeth?
You’re not alone. A lot of people avoid showing off their smile because of crooked, discolored, broken, or missing teeth.
Cosmetic dental treatment from a dentist in Solon, Ohio is a great remedy for this situation.
Not sure there’s a treatment for you? Think again! Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way. More treatments are available than ever before.
Cosmetic Dental Treatment – 8 Options to Get the Smile You Want
Hiding your smile because you don’t like the look of your teeth doesn’t make anyone feel good. Your loved ones want to see you smiling with confidence. If you’re ready to take steps to improve your smile, these cosmetic dental treatments will have you smiling from ear to ear.
1. Dental Veneers
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed on your front teeth. They can help crooked teeth look straight, be used to fill gaps, and can repair superficial cracks and chips in the enamel.
2. Dental Crowns
Crowns – also known as “caps” or “tooth hats” – are made of porcelain, ceramic, or porcelain fused to metal.
Dental crowns are both restorative and cosmetic. They can restore teeth with large fillings that are breaking down or one that has a significant fracture. Crowns are also ideal for patients with cracked tooth syndrome (sensitivity/pain caused by a crack in the tooth). Failure to contain the crack can result in more pain, an infected nerve, or a break so severe that the tooth needs to be extracted.
Porcelain crowns are matched to the shade of your teeth and look so natural that no one will know it’s a crown.
3. Dental Bridges
Bridges typically consist of three fused parts – a pontic that replaces a missing tooth, and two abutment crowns that fit over the teeth on either side of the space.
The purpose of a dental bridge is to prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting, which can wreak havoc on your other teeth and your jaw joint. Of course, another reason people choose this cosmetic dental treatment is that it fills space left by an extracted tooth.
4. Dental Implants and Implant Crowns
Dental implants are metal rods placed in the jawbone after a tooth has been extracted. An implant crown fits on top of the implant.
Not only are implants a great way to restore missing teeth and provide you with a gorgeous smile – they keep the jawbone healthy and strong. A strong jawbone contributes to the health of your other teeth.
5. Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a safe, affordable cosmetic dental treatment option, one that can change the look of your smile fast.
Some Solon dentists provide in-office whitening solutions, which are ideal when you need to whiten quickly before a special event. Another option is custom whitening trays that allow you to whiten in the comfort of your own home.
Professional whitening gels are superior to over-the-counter options when it comes to safety/sensitivity and effectiveness.
6. Clear Aligners
If you have tooth or jaw misalignment, crooked teeth, and spaces between your teeth (diastema), you’re likely a candidate for orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners can help correct your bite quickly. And because they’re clear, they’re barely noticeable when worn.
7. Tooth-Colored Fillings
Not only are silver fillings unhealthy (they contain mercury, a known neurotoxin), they aren’t very attractive. Your Solon dentist can provide beautiful tooth-colored fillings that match the shade of your teeth, whether you like your natural shade or choose to whiten your teeth.
Fully edentulous patients can get full, natural-looking dentures. Implant-supported dentures – dentures that snap onto dental implants – can prevent jawbone recession, helping you retain your full, youthful-looking facial structure.
Invest in a Beautiful, Healthy Smile from Your Solon Dentist
One of the best things you can do for yourself is get preventative treatments from a dentist in Solon, Ohio.
Professional preventative treatment is the ideal way to maintain your cosmetic dental treatments. Just like when you purchase a new vehicle – regularly washing and waxing keep it looking great. Getting the oil changed and tires rotated will keep your car looking and running great.
If you plan on getting crowns, implants, or other cosmetic treatments, make sure to maintain your dentist’s beautiful work with continued care.
Not sure which cosmetic dental treatment is right for you? Contact our office to schedule a comprehensive examination and consultation.