Three Cosmetic Dental Treatments That May Help Improve Your Appearance

Posted on: 30 March 2017

Cosmetic dental procedures may be among the most effective treatment options for those that are experiencing significant aesthetic problems with their smile. However, those that may benefit the most from cosmetic dental procedures often have a fairly limited understanding of the procedures that can be administered to restore the beauty of their smile.

Restorative Bonding

Individuals that have had severe structural damage done to their teeth may assume that the only restorative procedure will be to extract the damaged tooth and replace it with a dental implant. Luckily, many types of tooth damage can be repaired through the use of dental bonding. A bonding procedure will entail the application of a resin that will closely resemble the color and texture of natural teeth. Unlike many other cosmetic dental procedures, bonding is permanent, which can be a major benefit for those that are concerned about needing to make frequent visits to the dentist. Once the bonding resin has solidified, it will only require additional work if it becomes chipped or cracked. Furthermore, the resin is unable to be stained, which will help to keep your smile white and bright.

Improving The Alignment Of Your Teeth

Poorly aligned teeth is an especially common problem that will start to arise when a person's adult teeth first start to grow into position. Correcting incorrectly aligned teeth can be done through braces. Individuals will frequently be worried about being forced to wear their braces for a very long period of time. The amount of time that will be needed to correctly align your teeth will be determined by the degree of misalignment that is present. When individuals only have fairly minor alignment issues, the braces may only be needed for a few months.  

Adjusting Your Gum Line

Individuals will often only think of their teeth when they are wanting to improve the appearance of their smile. While your teeth are a highly noticeable feature of your smile, the gums will only be readily visible when you smile. For individuals that have a gum line that is too high, a cosmetic dentist will be able to trim away the excess gum tissue to provide a more natural looking smile. Individuals that suffer from the unfortunate problem of having a gum line that is too low will likely need a gum graft. After an initial consultation with a cosmetic dentist, you will have a far better understanding about what is needed to ensure your gum line is as attractive as possible.

Contact a dentist like David Jackson, DDS to learn more.