Looking to change your smile? The solution may be more accessible than you think with these nonsurgical cosmetic dental treatments.
Your smile says so much about you. If you are not satisfied with what your smile is “saying” because of its crooked teeth or off-white color, you can do something about it. Stop dragging your feet because you are afraid of the pain you could experience at your Little Rock dentist’s office. Advancements in dental technology have actually made cosmetic dental treatments both easy and efficient without the need for invasive dental surgery. If you want to correct discolored or misshapen teeth and feel more confident in your smile, here are some options you should discuss with your dentist:
Bleaching treatments help to remove or mitigate staining of the teeth, which can occur over time from general wear or the consumption of certain foods and beverages. During a bleaching treatment, your dentist will use special machines and whitening techniques to achieve the shade you desire. You may be sent home after your treatment with trays and gels intended to be used on a recommended schedule.
Depending on the bleaching technique used, your whitening treatments may be completed in less than an hour. At Arkansas Family Dental, options such as Zoom Whitening give you the flexibility to achieve visible results in only a single office visit.
Though it provides fast results, bleaching does not hurt and there is no recovery time necessary. Following treatment, however, you may be cautioned not to eat or drink anything within a short period to prevent sensitivity or re-staining your teeth.
#2: Contouring & Reshaping
While bleaching takes care of discoloration, contouring and reshaping help repair the actual structure of your teeth. During contouring, your dentist will use special dental tools to gently remove jagged edges and chipped areas or even out an overbite or underbite. The result will be a smile that looks more cohesive and a bite that puts less stress on your jaw muscles which could potentially alleviate painful symptoms of issues such as TMJ.
Contouring and reshaping are the nonsurgical cosmetic dental treatments that will provide the most visible improvement of these three options in terms of your tooth shape and alignment.
Crowns are special dental caps typically made of a ceramic or ceramic composite that are molded to match the exact shape of your existing teeth so they can be permanently affixed to a fractured or misshapen tooth. They help cover up jagged or broken tooth surfaces and fill in gaps to restore your bite and create an even smile.
Dental crowns can be used for a variety of issues, making them the most popular option for restoring the structure of your smile. Getting dental crowns may take more than one appointment with your dentist, as molds and measurements will need to be taken prior to the crown being implanted.
Stop putting off achieving the beautiful, brilliant smile you deserve. Contact Arkansas Family Dental today at 501.683.8886 to schedule a consultation for a cosmetic dental treatment. We will be happy to assess your current dental concerns and recommend a course of treatment that will make over your smile.