If you’re not happy with your smile, you’ll be happy to discover that there are several ways to improve those imperfections. Whether your teeth are discolored, broken, chipped, or missing, there are several state-of-the-art procedures that can help to restore your smile to its original, bright beauty.
Consulting with a cosmetic dentist is Jacksonville Beach is the best way to determine a treatment plan for boosting your smile. Your dentist can help you choose the best options, and get your “smile makeover” started. These are just a few of the treatment options available to you:
Laminates (or Veneers)
Laminates, also known as veneers, are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. A laminate treatment might be best for you if your teeth are heavily discolored, misaligned, or chipped. Laminates can also help with creating a uniform appearance to your teeth if they are malformed or of noticeably different sizes.
If you’re just looking to lighten up a few shades, then an in-office bleaching treatment can quickly take care of that for you. If the issues with your teeth stem from a bit of staining or yellowing, just one visit can get you several shades brighter.
Crowns are helpful when it comes to protecting broken, worn down, or weak teeth. You’re probably most familiar with crowns when they are used after a root canal, which is an excellent example of their function. After a root canal, your tooth is fragile and prone to breakage—thus a crown needs to be put in place to strengthen the tooth. Obviously, a root canal isn’t the only challenge—your tooth may have been worn away by chipping, or extensive decay may have left you with more filling than actual tooth, which can lead to cracking.
If you’re missing teeth, then implants are a great, permanent way to replace them. Unlike a bridge, a dental implant is constructed by the placement of a metal post into your jawbone, onto which the dental implant is attached. The dental implant will be molded from the color and shape of your existing teeth, and will feel and function just like a real tooth, since it’s implanted directly into your jaw.
For more information on these procedures, or if any of these procedures sound like the best choice for you, contact our office today for a consultation. It’s possible to have the smile of your dreams, and we’re here to help!