How Can I Update My Smile’s Appearance?

April 12, 2018

A perfect smile is not defined as one without any cosmetic blemishes and imperfections. A perfect smile is smile that is healthy and gives you the feeling of confidence. A smile with health issues or a smile that makes you feel insecure is a smile that needs to be addressed. A common misconception exists that cosmetic dentistry is a way to make your smile look just like everyone else’s. However, cosmetic dentistry is the art of making sure that your unique smile is one that makes you feel utterly confident. Your dentist can help you assess your smile goals as well as assessing your smile’s needs. When it comes to updating your smile’s appearance, the health and integrity of your smile absolutely comes first. 

Addressing Issues With Bonding

If you have just a single tooth (or a few) with cosmetic issues, bonding may be a great option for a smile update. Cosmetic bonding consists of a composite resin, which is the same material used in tooth-colored fillings, is directly applied to the outer surface of the tooth. The bonding is hardened and polished for a permanent update. Bonding can address issues like intrinsic stains, small gaps, surface-level damage, irregular sizes and shapes, etc.

Updates With Veneers

Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells of porcelain that mimic the look of the front of natural teeth. The shells are permanently attached to the outer front surface of your teeth to cover any issues that lie beneath. Porcelain veneers can upgrade an entire smile with multiple issues, such as large gaps, deep stains, chips, cracks, uneven sizes or shapes.

Whitening Your Teeth

Whitening your teeth is one of the least invasive types of cosmetic dentistry. However, it can still make quite a dramatic difference on your smile’s appearance. Professional whitening done by your dentist allows for your dentist to monitor your needs and customize the treatment to suit your smile’s specific requirements.

There Are Plenty of Ways to Get a Smile Update

We can help you determine the best way to update your smile. To schedule a consultation with your dentist, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.