Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that enhances the appearance of your smile, and these services are growing in popularity (by a whopping 200%) over the past five years. Our team of expert dentists at EZ Dental Clinic proudly offers cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you love your smile once again. Cosmetic dentistry can address multiple dental problems, including everything from stains to chips to missing teeth.
Below, we explore six dental problems that cosmetic dentistry can correct.
1. Stained or discolored teeth
Stained or discolored teeth are the number one cosmetic dentistry complaint. Unfortunately, over-the-counter whitening trays aren’t as powerful or as effective as the professional-grade whitening systems. At EZ Dental Clinic, we offer customized whitening trays with professional-grade whitening gel that you can use in the comfort of your own home.
During your whitening consultation, we’ll provide specific instructions for you based on your whitening needs, including how often you need touch-up treatments.
Whitening treatments aren’t the only cosmetic dentistry service that enhances the shade of your teeth. Veneers can also brighten your smile. Veneers might be a good whitening solution if you have stubborn stains that don’t respond to whitening treatments.
2. Irregularly shaped teeth
Not happy with the shape of your teeth? Veneers and crowns are two options for improving the shape of your teeth. Depending on which teeth are misshapen, Dr. Ilya Miloslavskiy might suggest either crowns or veneers.
3. Cracked or broken teeth
Cracked, chipped, or even broken teeth cause pain, and if they’re left untreated, your risk of developing an infection increases. Chips can create sharp, jagged corners, which can cut your lip or tongue. Dental crowns address the cosmetic concerns of a broken tooth, but they also protect your tooth from bacteria entering through the crack.
4. Crooked teeth
If you’re unhappy with crooked or crowded teeth, cosmetic dentistry services 一 specifically Invisalign® 一 can correct orthodontic issues while addressing your top cosmetic concerns, too. Invisalign can correct minor bite issues, close gaps, eliminate crowding, and straighten out crooked teeth. Treatment with Invisalign can boost your self-confidence and improve your oral health, too.
How does this cosmetic service reduce dental problems? Crooked or crowded teeth can be hard to floss, but when we straighten your teeth with Invisalign, you’ll find that it’s much easier to thoroughly floss between your teeth.
5. Missing teeth
Missing teeth impact your oral health in a few ways. Your remaining teeth may shift toward the gap created by your missing tooth. This shift then alters your natural bite. If some of your teeth shift too close to each other, it can make flossing harder, which then increases the chance of developing gum disease and interproximal cavities. Missing teeth can also make it more difficult to eat comfortably and speak clearly.
Bridges and dental implants can restore the form and function of your mouth. This means that your prosthetic teeth enhance the appearance of your smile while supporting your overall oral health.
If you have more than one missing tooth, skilled denturist Jeff Goobes LD can restore your teeth with a custom-made set of dentures.
6. Gapped teeth
Large gaps between your teeth can become plaque traps, especially if food and debris are often stuck in this gap. Large gaps can also affect your bite. Closing this gap with Invisalign can help promote a proper alignment and reduce the likelihood that food is often stuck in this gap.
Which cosmetic dentistry services are right for you?
You don’t have to choose between a healthy smile and a beautiful smile. Cosmetic dentistry services can enhance the appearance of your smile, boost your self-confidence, make your teeth easier to clean, and help you avoid unwanted problems (like an infection from an untreated cracked tooth). Want more than one service? If you’d like multiple services, you can opt for a smile makeover to combine your desired services to achieve your ultimate smile goals.
If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, or you’d like to schedule a consultation, request an appointment at our Bellevue, Washington office.