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Tooth Troubles: 3 Issues That Can be Improved with Cosmetic Dentistry

November 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dthouston @ 6:42 pm
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Did you know that people with dental problems are more likely to report feelings of depression and unworthiness? As a result, they’re less likely to engage with others or participate in activities that show off their teeth. That means oral issues can leave you feeling so self-conscious that it impacts your overall quality of life.

Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can mend or hide imperfections to elevate your appearance. Before your dentist can help you, however, they’ll need to know what it is that you want to upgrade. Keep reading to learn about 3 typical concerns and their solutions.

Issue #1: Crooked Teeth

It’s hard to put your best foot forward if you’re worried that misaligned teeth are the most noticeable thing about you. Traditional braces are the historically tried-and-true method to reposition your pearly whites, but if you’re already feeling self-conscious, you probably don’t want bulky metal brackets installed.

Thanks to more recent advancements in materials and technology, Invisalign can do the same job but much more discretely. It consists of clear plastic aligner trays that are placed over your teeth to gently reposition them without drawing as much attention.

Issue #2: Stains

Years of consuming foods and drinks that stain can leave your teeth looking less than sparkly, and so you probably have no desire to show them off. While some stains are internal and therefore untreatable, the ones on the surface of your teeth can be removed. You might feel tempted to stop by the store to pick up some over-the-counter whitening strips, but those come with a risk. The bleaching agent is abrasive and known to erode your enamel and cause tooth sensitivity.

Instead, call your dentist about whitening services. Many of them offer in-office procedures that can lighten your grin by several shades in a single visit. They have access to professional-grade supplies for more effective results without any discomfort. If you find you’re too busy for treatment with them, they can even provide you with a take-home kit using those same top-tier ingredients along with a custom-fitted tray.

Issue #3: Breaks and Cracks

Small chips and breaks in your teeth are unfortunately easy to spot and can also lead to additional injury. If your tooth’s structure is compromised, it’s more likely to fracture even further. Porcelain veneers are a perfect solution in these cases.

These thin, ceramic shells are glazed with a material strong enough to withstand further harm as well as discoloration. They’re bonded to the front of your tooth like a cover to hide imperfections as well as shield it from potential damage. Once in place, you’ll have perfectly beautiful pearly whites that are less likely to fall apart.

Don’t let dental problems get in the way of living your best life. Contact your dentist today so they can help you build the smile you deserve!

About the Author

Dr. Chris Johnson strives to provide accessible oral healthcare to patients from all walks of life. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Oklahoma State University and then achieved his dental doctorate at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. Since then, he has spent many hours on continued education and training in various topics including cosmetic dentistry. His dedicated staff is happy to assist you with scheduling an appointment. You’re welcome to contact the office on the website or by calling (713) 229-8100.

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