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The Imperfections in Your Smile Will Influence the Cosmetic Dental Treatment Needed

Posted September 22, 2016.

An unappealing smile can have a serious impact on your self-esteem and self-confidence. This is especially true if you work in a person-to-person industry, such as sales or customer service. The specific imperfections you need addressed will determine the cosmetic dentistry treatment needed to give you a winning smile.

If your smile suffers from minor alignment issues, your Pinecrest Dental dentist, Dr. Tyler Williams, can fit you for Invisalign®. This treatment involves wearing a series of clear, plastic aligners that you switch out every two weeks. The mild tension they apply to your teeth gradually moves your teeth into their ideal alignment.

Stained tooth enamel is also a common smile imperfection. Many people with stained teeth will turn to retail-level whitening products, like whitening toothpaste and whitening strips. Unfortunately, these products are only potent enough to resolve minor surface stains.

For moderate-to-deeply stained teeth, Dr. Tyler Williams often recommends a dental bleaching treatment. Once the whiteness and luster of your teeth has been fully restored, you can then maintain your smile’s appearance with whitening strips or whitening toothpaste.

If your teeth also have chips or visible fillings, Dr. Tyler Williams might recommend installing porcelain dental veneers on each imperfect tooth in your smile. These are basically thin, porcelain shells that are shaded bright white and are cemented onto the faces of each tooth. The porcelain material will only be subject to minor surface stains in the future. This will give you a white and appealing smile for many years to come.

If one or more teeth have been compromised by cavities or old dental work, Dr. Tyler Williams might recommend restoring the tooth with a porcelain dental crown. This might also be needed on smaller teeth that could lack the sufficient enamel needed to anchor a veneer.

If you are unhappy with your smile, you should call Pinecrest Dental at (801) 503.0035 to work toward the winning smile you’ve always wanted.

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