Can a dentist fix my smile?
Do you not smile because of how your teeth look? Whether you are embarrassed by gaps between widely-spaced teeth or left by missing teeth, a dentist trained in cosmetic dentistry can provide options to bring your smile back. There are ways to fix broken, , crowded, crooked and discolored teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is the dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, to restore your smile or make it more beautiful than you ever thought possible.
How can I whiten my teeth?
There are multiple options for discolored teeth. Some people with minor discoloration choose over-the-counter or professional whitening treatments for temporary results. Talk to your dentist about their benefits and risks. For more stubborn discoloration or long-term results, veneers are a good option. Veneers can also be used to retain structural integrity to weakened teeth.
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Can my broken teeth be repaired?
Veneers can restore the natural look of chipped, worn-down or cracked teeth. Porcelain crowns can also be used to correct these problems and are a better choice if teeth are more than slightly damaged. Dental crowns can be used for cosmetic dentistry procedures simply to improve the look of an imperfect dentition , and to protect weakened or damaged teeth from further damage. They look like natural teeth and provide strength and resilience not only that but also the function of your teeth.
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How does a dentist replace missing teeth?
Missing teeth, especially ones visible when people speak or smile, can be a source of embarrassment. They also present health risks. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause problems with the overall alignment of teeth, and contribute to the development of gum disease. If you are missing one tooth or several, your dentist is likely to recommend a dental implant or dental bridge. A dental implant can hold a replacement tooth in place, or support a dental bridge. Typically made of titanium, a dental implant is basically an artificial tooth root implanted in the jaw. Modern implants provide a stable foundation for visible dental work while preserving the integrity of your jawbone. A dental bridge may be anchored by an implant, but is usually a less invasive option, as it is typically attached to porcelain crowns placed on existing teeth.
What is the best way to fix crooked teeth?
The most common cause of crooked teeth is overcrowding. While many people have had success with traditional metal braces and retainers, there is a more attractive, convenient and comfortable option. Invisalign® Invisible Braces cost about the same as metal braces but are a custom-made series of smooth plastic aligners that are virtually invisible. As well as straightening crooked teeth, Invisalign® can be used to pull together widely-spaced teeth, and correct overbite, underbite, open bite and crossbite.
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Whatever keeps you from being proud of your smile, there’s a way to make it beautiful. If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry in the Newton and Watertown, MA areas, Watertown Dentistry provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry and other dental services to make you proud of your smile and keep it healthy and attractive for years to come.
Call us for more information (617) 600-3442