What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do

Two women hugging and smilingCosmetic dentistry has become extremely popular in recent years as people recognize the impact that their appearance has on their lives. An attractive smile produces confidence that enhances your professional and social life. But what exactly does cosmetic dentistry do?

Whiten Teeth

Stained and discolored teeth can be whitened with teeth whitening treatments or porcelain veneers. Porcelain crowns accomplish the same thing for teeth where veneers are not appropriate. Bonding can also be used as a less expensive alternative.

Repair Chips and Cracks

Minor chips and cracks can be repaired with porcelain veneers or bonding. Crowns may be used when the defect is large.

Correct Misshapen Teeth

Porcelain veneers are often used to correct teeth that are too short or otherwise oddly shaped. Crowns may be chosen instead for teeth that are severely misshapen.

Straighten Teeth

When teeth are crooked or uneven, orthodontic treatments can correct the problem while preserving the natural teeth. But for patients who do not want to wait the time required for braces, porcelain veneers or crowns can be used.

Close Gaps Between Teeth

Porcelain veneers or crowns can fill in unsightly gaps between teeth. Bonding can sometimes accomplish the same thing at a lower cost. But when gaps are large, braces are often a better choice. If a tooth is actually missing, a dental implant or bridge is generally used to fill in the space.

To find out how your smile can be transformed through cosmetic dentistry, contact our cosmetic dentist in West Hollywood.

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