By Mississauga Dental Arts
June 11, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
The advent of social media, “selfies” and a camera phone at every turn mean that you are constantly reminded of your smile. If your smile is pleasing to you, then that’s a good thing. If it’s not, that can negatively impact your self-esteem and confidence level.
Many studies have suggested a smile is important. For example, a poll from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found 85 percent of Americans believe an unattractive smile may make a person less appealing as a potential mate. Not only that, but three-fourths of those polled also believe that an unattractive smile could affect a person’s ability to advance their career successes.
At Mississauga Dental Arts, we understand that your smile is important to you and is closely linked with your self-confidence. That’s why we offer numerous cosmetic dentistry services to help you improve your smile if heredity, time or injury has affected your smile. If you know you aren’t happy with your smile, but aren’t sure where to start about fixing it, you can schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation at our Mississauga dentist office. While each individual patient is unique, here are some common concerns and complaints we receive from patients and how we can address them through cosmetic dentistry.
Concern: My teeth have become stained and/or darkened over time.
Solution: Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening at our office can help to remove built-up stains from foods, drinks and cigarette smoking. Professional-grade products are significantly stronger than over-the-counter products. In the past, if you have tried whitening at home, professional whitening can likely offer more dramatic results.
Concern: My front teeth are chipped and/or gapped, but I don’t want to wear braces.
Dental veneers are like a concealer for imperfections on your front teeth. From masking stains and discolorations to covering up small gaps or misshapen teeth, veneers are a way to reveal an entirely new smile if your concerns are mainly regarding your front teeth.
Concern: I chipped a tooth when I was little and never had it fixed.
Solution: Dental bonding, contouring and/or re-shaping.
Our cosmetic dentists are well-versed in using dental bonding material to repair a single tooth that is chipped, cracked, broken or has irregular spacing. In typically one office visit, your dentist can re-shape your tooth or cover over a damaged or stained area through dental bonding. They can also contour the teeth to a more desirable shape.
Whatever your cosmetic concern, there are several relatively simple fixes through cosmetic dentistry that can make you wonder why you never opted for treatment before.
In addition to improving cosmetic concerns, our dentists are also focused on the health of your teeth before ever applying a whitening gel or dental veneer. By ensuring you have a strong foundation, your cosmetic treatments are more likely to last longer and withstand the test of time.