Do you find yourself putting your hand over your mouth when you laugh or closing your lips when you smile for pictures? If you are embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth, you are not alone. Whether you have a dental imperfection that you were born with or one that developed over time, you should know that cosmetic dentistry can help.
Types of Aesthetic Concerns in Dentistry
There are a wide range of flaws or imperfections that patients complain about within their smile, including the following:
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misshapen or missized teeth
- Discoloration or stains
Cosmetic Dentistry Looks Different for Each Patient
Now that we’ve identified some types of imperfections, we can learn how to fix them. There is no set rule about which cosmetic dental flaw should be treated, as this is dependent on the patient’s level of concern. In other words, if that one tooth gap is the reason you hide your smile, then your cosmetic dental treatment should address that gap.
Cosmetic dentistry is guided by the patient, as it is a niche field of dentistry that is elective and often not covered by insurance. Cosmetic dentistry should also never take precedence over your smile health. Addressing decay, gum disease and other dental health issues need to be treated prior to your smile makeover. However, cosmetic dentistry can make a profound difference in how you look as well as how you feel about yourself.
Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions to Choose From
Depending on your personal smile goals and the specifics of your dental concerns, your cosmetic dentistry investment can include one or more of the following procedures:
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Bonding
- Porcelain Veneers
- Invisalign/Six Month Smiles
You’ll be happy to do know that many of these cosmetic dental services can be completed in one or two office visits with very minimal discomfort and time.
It’s Okay to Want a Prettier Smile
The appearance of your teeth is nothing to take lightly. Your smile is one of the first features that others notice. Attractive teeth can improve your self-esteem, help you look younger and even improve your chances for career success. If you are struggling to justify an investment in cosmetic dentistry, we can certainly help you realize the benefits. Keep in mind that you don’t have to embark on a full smile makeover. A simple teeth whitening treatment or minor dental bonding on your front teeth can go a long way towards an improved, beautiful and more confident smile.
Call Green Dental of Alexandria today to schedule your consult for cosmetic dentistry.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725