Cosmetic dentistry is all about improving your teeth’s appearance so that you can smile confidently. Cosmetic dental treatment is for anyone who desires it!
There are absolutely no limitations on who can have cosmetic dentistry treatment – unless, of course, you are one of the lucky ones who have perfect teeth!
There are certain cases where someone might actually need cosmetic dentistry in order to improve their aesthetics and their smile, due to reasons like traumatic tooth breakage or genetically malformed teeth. Everyone desires the perfect, beautiful set of teeth and cosmetic dentistry has made that possible.
Different types of cosmetic dental treatment
There are many options available in cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, veneers, composite fillings, crowns, dentures or implants, inlays and onlays, gum surgeries – your cosmetic dentist will always give you the best possible options most suitable to your cosmetic needs.
Veneers are one of the popular solutions for whitening, straightening, hiding flaws in damaged or discolored teeth and even changing the shape of teeth to lengthen or widen them. They can also be used to close spaces between teeth or give a ‘toothier’ appearance to those who have a very low gum line or gums show too much.
Simple bleaching can quickly and easily eliminate the problem of deeply stained or inherently yellow teeth. For those who have small cavities or a slightly chipped tooth, white filling material such as composite resin can be used to fill the chipped area or build up the missing/decayed portions of teeth.
Why might you need cosmetic dentistry?
To be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, you may have one of the following dental problems:
Discolored or deeply stained teeth (due to food stains or improperly done Root Canal Treatment)
- Malformed or malaligned teeth (slightly crooked teeth)
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Superficial cavities on teeth
- Pitted surfaces of teeth (due to Enamel hypoplasia or Dental fluorosis)
- Small teeth
- Many gaps between teeth
- ‘Gummy’ teeth (too much gum showing or covering tooth surface)
- Having no teeth (in which case you can get cosmetic dentures or cosmetic dental implants)
- Simply not liking the way your natural teeth are
Cosmetic dentistry allows you to tackle all of the above problems and more – you can even have extensive cosmetic dental surgery to completely reconstruct your facial profile and your smile altogether!
People have even opted for complete facial reconstructive surgery and this shows remarkable results especially in cases where massive trauma or genetic malformations have given distorted facial appearances. Even simple surgeries show amazing results with cosmetic dentistry. The elderly sometimes wish to have their youthful, perfect teeth again and a cosmetic dentist can provide them with a suitable replacement with cosmetic dental implants or dentures, giving beautiful and all natural results.
There is no limit on who can have cosmetic dental treatment and even if you simply feel your teeth are not perfect enough, you can always consult your cosmetic dentist for options most suitable to you!