Everyone wants to feel great about their smile. Fortunately, we live in a world where you don’t need to settle for teeth that you aren’t confident showing off. There are a variety of different cosmetic dentistry treatments out there to help patients reach their smile goals, no matter what look they are trying to achieve. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there are some traits that many people find particularly beautiful. Continue reading to learn what those are.
It is perfectly normal for teeth to become discolored over time for many different reasons. Staining can occur from aging, consuming pigmented beverages, and smoking tobacco products. However, it is still something that many people are self-conscious of. The good news is that there is a solution. With teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or dental bonding, you can keep discoloration and stains in the past.
When gum tissue is healthy, it usually appears to be firm and pink. If you notice that you have gums that are red, swollen, and bleed whenever you brush and floss, this is a sign that you may have periodontal disease. This infection of the gum tissue can be prevented with regular brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist for cleanings and checkups.
There are many different bite issues out there that can make it more difficult for you to eat your favorite foods. Overbites, crossbites, underbites, and open bites are not usually seen as cosmetically appealing. Fortunately, this can be corrected with orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign.
Correct Spacing of the Teeth
When teeth are spaced apart properly, they barely touch each other. When they become too close together, they appear to be overcrowded. When they’re too far apart, gaps can emerge. Both of these issues can be fixed with Invisalign clear aligners. For smaller gaps between the teeth, porcelain veneers or direct bonding could be a solution.
Gums to Teeth Proportion
To have strong teeth, you need healthy gum tissue. However, many people feel like their smile looks a little bit too “gummy.” While this isn’t typically an oral health problem, it isn’t generally considered cosmetically appealing. If this is a result of undersized teeth, this could be corrected with porcelain veneers. There are other treatments as well that you can discuss with your dentist.
When you have a beautiful smile, this can mean all sorts of different things, but if you aren’t confident, this is something you can discuss with your dentist. This way, you can show off your pearly whites with pride in the near future!
About the Author
Dr. S. John Salivonchik is an experienced dentist who has been working in the field for more than two decades. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple Dental School where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and is committed to continuing education to keep his knowledge and skills sharp. He is a certified Invisalign provider and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. For more information or to schedule a consultation at his office in Coplay, visit his website or call (610) 502-1545.