A beautiful smile can brighten one's day, but did you know that it can make you appear more successful as well? A survey conducted by a team of researchers from New York University's College of Dentistry revealed that over 90% of respondents believe that a person's smile is the most memorable feature after meeting them. If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. Here are a few cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help improve the appearance of the smile.
Dental stains can be caused by a wide variety of things, from foods and beverages to cigarettes and certain medications. Professional teeth whitening is safe and effective for eliminating most types of tooth discolorations. The American Dental Association recognizes whitening as one of the nine essential procedures for maintaining good oral health.
Patients can opt for take-home kits or in-office treatments to brighten their teeth. These solutions use peroxide-based bleaching agents to remove staining from the enamel of the teeth. Removing dark pigmentations from the teeth is often the first way people notice an improvement in their smile appearance after undergoing cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Dental veneers are custom-made shells that are placed over the front of your teeth to make them look white and straight. They can also change the teeth's shape, color, length, or size. This is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures and is usually considered a permanent solution to minor imperfections in the teeth. They can last for many years if patients take care of their oral hygiene routine and visit the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
Many patients choose cosmetic dentistry procedures solely for the sake of improving their appearance, and dental bonding can help do just that. With this procedure, your dentist can apply composite resin to teeth to conceal imperfections like cracks or chips. The result is an appearance that looks healthier and more natural.
In addition to improving the appearance of the smile, dental bonding can also protect teeth from further damage as well. In many cases, patients who opt for this procedure do so because they have noticed teeth that are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, and this step can help protect the tooth from further decay. Finally, this cosmetic procedure can be completed in just one office visit, making it a convenient option when compared to more involved treatments.
To schedule your appointment with us, contact Korte Family Dentistry at (402) 489-3115 or visit us at 3901 Normal Blvd STE 202, Lincoln, NE 68506. We will be happy to guide you further.