Nobody is perfect, as the old saying goes, and the same can be said about our teeth. Even if your teeth and gums are healthy, chances are that there’s something you’d like to improve or change about your smile. If so, you’re in good company. Recent studies suggest that half of all Americans polled admit to feeling self-conscious and insecure about their smile.
It’s a sad statistic, but there are many possibilities for a happy ending thanks to the art (and science) of cosmetic dentistry. From professional teeth whitening to dental implants, there’s a solution available for almost every cosmetic dentistry problem.
At Scott Young, DDS, our team of dentists and dental professionals offers a range of general and cosmetic dentistry services. Located in The Woodlands, Texas, our team serves all of Great Houston and the areas of Highland Village, West University, River Oaks, Rice Village, and Memorial.
5 problems cosmetic dentistry can fix
The best way to protect your smile and avoid common oral health problems, like gum disease and tooth decay, is to schedule an appointment for a dental exam and professional cleaning every six months.
If it’s been more than six months since your last dental exam, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Our team will start with a comprehensive exam and cleaning and recommend the best cosmetic dentistry treatments for your situation.
If you have any underlying oral health issues like cavities or gingivitis, our team will recommend the best restorative treatment to get you back on track (keep in mind that a beautiful smile starts with optimal oral health).
Here are five common problems that can be fixed with a cosmetic dentistry procedure. In some cases, minor to moderate cosmetic damage can be fixed during a single appointment.
1. Whiten stained and discolored teeth
Unfortunately, even the best oral hygiene routine isn’t enough to protect your teeth from the effects of your diet, lifestyle, and the aging process. As you get older, the enamel layer that protects your teeth gets thinner, making teeth more vulnerable to stains.
Whiter teeth are at the top of many people’s dental wishlists, and there are several cosmetic dentistry options available, including professional teeth whitening treatments and porcelain veneers.
2. Close gaps and spacing between teeth
They say that beauty is symmetry, and that’s especially true with teeth. Cosmetic dentistry procedures like bonding and veneers are a great way to make your teeth look more even and close gaps between your teeth.
If you have bite or alignment issues that would normally require braces, you may be a good candidate for our instant orthodontics.
3. Replace missing teeth
Missing teeth mar your smile and damage your oral health. We offer several solutions for tooth loss, including dental implants, crowns, and bridges. Even one or two missing teeth can affect your oral health, so don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss your options.
4. Fix chipped and cracked teeth
Sometimes it’s the little things that ruin an otherwise beautiful smile. You don’t need a complete smile makeover to make improvements to your teeth. Cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers are a great option to fix minor to moderate cosmetic imperfections.
5. Change teeth size and shape
You can invest in cosmetic dentistry for aesthetic purposes, like changing the size or shape of your teeth. Whether you want your smile to look like your favorite celebrity, or you just don’t like what you see when you smile for the camera, you can invest in cosmetic dentistry for your own reasons and fulfillment.
For more information about the cosmetic dentistry services we offer and to find the best cosmetic dentistry treatments, contact us today to schedule an appointment.