When you want to make changes to your smile, you should think whether the imperfections that you wish to alter are big or small. “Big” imperfections would be something like large gaps in the teeth permanently discolored teeth. “Small” imperfections could be a slight overlap in teeth or a tiny chip in your tooth that makes you feel less confident about what your smile has to offer.
It’s important to consider these things because there are different cosmetic dental options for different cosmetic needs. Every mouth is different just like everyone’s smile goals are different. You can explore two types of procedures in this week’s blog post from your cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis.
What is the best cosmetic procedure for me if I have slight imperfections in my smile?
If you’re looking for a quick, affordable way to improve your smile’s tiny imperfections, then cosmetic bonding may be the best treatment for you.
Cosmetic bonding is made up of tooth-colored composite resin that’s bonded to your teeth. This is a malleable dental material that can be crafted to fill chips and cracks in your smile. With the help of a special UV light, the material is bonded to the teeth, creating the smile that you’ve been longing for.
What is the best cosmetic procedure for me if I want to cover multiple flaws?
If you have more than one dental flaw or a large imperfection that can be distracting to the aesthetics of your smile, then porcelain veneers may be a better option than cosmetic bonding.
Veneers provide a more permanent solution because they are bonded to the teeth for up to 10 years or more. Your natural tooth will be altered to fit the thin sheaths of dental porcelain over your teeth, covering more than one dental flaw all in one dental procedure.
Not to mention, if you have gaps, cracks, chipped teeth, overlapped teeth, and even permanent discoloration, porcelain veneers can help you!
How do I figure out what is best for me?
Hopefully, this blog post has provided a little more clarity on which procedure may be the best for you to discuss with your dentist. Even if you’re more confident in your decision, you must still make an appointment to discuss the procedures or treatments you wish to receive.
This initial consultation allows your dentist to get to know you and your goals, actually evaluate your current oral health, and plan your custom cosmetic dental plan. This way, you’re working one on one to meet your aesthetic goal.
If you’re ready to explore cosmetic dentistry and what it may be able to do for you, the best thing that you can do is contact your local dentist.
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Here at Indianapolis Family Dentistry, we work to make sure your smile is both healthy and beautiful. If you’re not feeling confident about your teeth and gums, contact us! We would be happy to help you reach your aesthetic goals.