Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. When your teeth are less than perfect, it can give the wrong impression—that you’re old, or you don't take good care of yourself. An imperfect smile can turn even the most outgoing person into an introvert in an attempt to shield their teeth from the world. Our doctors at Davis Dental Practice can help. We offer cosmetic dentistry services that can help fix your dental imperfections and restore your smile.
A mouth filled with gaps from missing teeth can not only make you feel self-conscious, it can also be detrimental to your oral health. Missing teeth impact many of your basic jaw functions, including eating and speaking, which become increasingly more difficult with the more teeth you lack. What's more, without teeth, your jawbone begins to resorb and change shape.
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There are several other flaws that can plague your teeth that cosmetic dentistry can fix. You might naturally have spaces between your teeth that you have finally decided you want gone, or you may have misshapen or uneven teeth. In some cases, you may have suffered a minor crack or fracture to a tooth.
Bonding is a procedure where we apply a tooth-colored composite material to a tooth, shape it, allow it to harden and polish it. It can be used in certain situations where a tooth has been damaged or become stained. These are generally minor repairs that can be resolved through this relatively inexpensive means rather than through a more costly dental procedure.
The process of getting your bridge will generally require at least two appointments with your dentist. Your teeth will be numbed to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure, and the anchoring teeth will then be prepared by having a thin portion of the enamel removed to make room for a crown.
There are many things that can turn your brilliant white teeth dull and discolored—food, beverages, lifestyle habits. Whatever the cause, you're probably not as willing to flash your beautiful smile anymore. You might even find yourself hearing comments about it.
When you lose an entire arch of teeth, this can also change your facial shape, causing your lips and cheeks to sink in, your skin to sag, and wrinkles to form, all of which can age you several years beyond your actual age. At Davis Dental Practice, we can restore an entire arch of missing teeth with implant supported dentures.
Thanks to advances in technology, porcelain has become the preferred material when it comes to cosmetics. Porcelain can be textured and shaped to match the appearance of natural enamel. It also possesses the same light-scattering properties as natural enamel. For these reasons and more, a porcelain crown can be used for both restorative and cosmetic reasons.
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If you are unsatisfied with the current state of your smile, you may qualify for cosmetic dentistry! Call (530) 756-5300 to schedule your appointment now!