With the latest advances in cosmetic dental technology and techniques, it is now possible for virtually everyone to have the smile of their dreams: a smile that is healthy, confident and long lasting. However, with all of the cosmetic dental treatments available, how do you determine which solution or combination of solutions is right for you?
If you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your smile, the first step is to schedule a smile consultation with a qualified and experienced restorative and cosmetic dentist. During your smile consultation, your dentist will take the time to thoroughly examine your entire mouth and then talk to you about your dental goals, and the available options for meeting your goals. The next step is to work collaboratively with the cosmetic dentist to come up with an individualized treatment plan that fits your lifestyle as well as your budget.
In some cases, such as tooth discoloration, missing teeth or crooked teeth, there will be more than one cosmetic dental solution that can be used to treat the problem. For instance, traditional Braces, short-term orthodontics and porcelain veneers can all be used to treat crooked teeth. You may be a candidate for all of these treatments, so how do you decide which one to choose? If you desire straighter teeth but do not want to put up with a mouth full of metal, clear aligner therapy may be a good fit for you. If you want quick results and are only interested in improving the appearance of the teeth in the front that show when you smile, short-term orthodontics or porcelain veneers may be a better solution. It is the same with missing teeth. If you are missing one or a few of your teeth, partial dentures or a fixed partial bridge may be a good solution for you. If you are missing all of your teeth, you may need full dentures. Even within these categories, there are still choices to be made. Do you want conventional dentures or dentures that are supported by dental implants? Having choices is a great thing, but it can be a little overwhelming. That is why you need a good dentist who can help you make the best choice for your specific needs.
If you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your smile or if you think it could be improved, schedule a smile consultation with a cosmetic dentist in your local area today. You are going to love your new smile!
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