With the holidays just around the corner, many individuals will be gathering with their families and loved ones to celebrate the season and take pictures together. For some, this time may be more stressful than it is for others, as the Coronavirus pandemic is still in the midst. What’s more, many people experience anxiety from these events, as they are not necessarily confident with their smiles. Having a minor chip or crack can be disheartening, especially when it can be documented in a photo. Fortunately, it is not too late to mend any blemishes you may have, and your Olathe, KS dentist at E-Care Dentistry is prepared to let you know about three ways cosmetic dentistry can help.
Removing Stains With Whitening
Our smiles endure a significant amount of wear and tear over the years. From the level of preventive care we manage at home to our diets, nearly everything can affect a grin’s strength, function, and even appearance. Because of this, many individuals could benefit from a whitening treatment either in-office or at home. During this process, your dentist can utilize a strong but safe bleaching gel to enhance the brightness of your grin for up to multiple shades brighter! That means that in a single visit, you can enjoy a more jubilant beam that will make you feel confident in all of your family photos.
Correcting Chips or Cracks With a Crown
Another concern for many is having an uneven smile. In fact, it only takes one minor chip or crack to completely offset the symmetry of your grin. Fortunately, we can provide a cosmetic procedure to fix that with the help of bonding and contouring. Tooth bonding is the process of placing a tooth-colored composite resin to either make a cracked tooth whole again, or to establish evenness in a chipped structure. The malleable resin is then shaped or contoured to mimic the natural texture of your teeth, then hardened to provide a strong seal. The best part is that the resin can be shade-matched to your appearance, providing a seamless grin through and through.
Addressing Multiple Blemishes With Veneers
While these previous methods address one or two issues, what happens if your smile is riddled with a myriad of blemishes? In this case, your dentist may recommend the use of porcelain veneers, which are ultra-thin shells of dental porcelain that are shade-matched and secured to the front of your teeth, making them indistinguishable from your natural structures from a distance. Whether you have stains, chips, cracks, or even gaps between structures, veneers can help!