Caring for your smile is a broad concept. It can mean keeping up with good hygiene at home and visiting your dentist regularly to keep it healthy. Or, it can mean having to address a serious concern to restore your good oral health and bite function. Sometimes, though, caring for your smile just means showing it some TLC by touching up the things that negatively affect its appearance. With the right cosmetic dental treatment, we can help you do so in a comfortable and minimally invasive way, improving your smile while minimizing how extensive your treatment has to be.
Making teeth brighter and more youthful-looking
There are a lot of things that can potentially impact your smile’s appearance, but stains and discoloration are among the most common. That’s because they can develop the easiest; even when you keep your teeth consistently clean and healthy, things like colorful molecules from your food and beverages can cling to their enamel. Over time, these can become numerous enough to impact the shine and luster of your tooth enamel, making your teeth seem duller and less vibrant. Professional teeth-whitening is a highly convenient, and highly effective, cosmetic solution for erasing teeth stains and brightening your teeth, giving your smile its healthy and youthful look back.
Gently bonding or reshaping certain teeth
Next to stains and discoloration, there are other minor blemishes that can affect your teeth despite your best preventive efforts. For instance, one or more teeth might be slightly malformed, making it seem bigger or smaller than those around it. A tooth might be worn down from excessive pressure, or be chipped or cracked from accidental trauma. To improve blemishes that directly impact your tooth structure, we might recommend a solution such as cosmetic tooth bonding or contouring. Bonding a tooth involves the use of tooth-colored composite resin to rebuild a part of your tooth’s structure, while contouring involves gently reshaping a tooth to make it fit more naturally with your smile’s overall contour.
Completely making over your smile
Addressing one or two minor issues with your smile’s appearance is typically a conservative effort, but keeping your smile improvement simple can seem impossible when you have several different issues to address. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be impossible. With porcelain veneers, we can often create a complete smile makeover plan by bonding one or more veneers to the front surfaces of your teeth. Made from highly customizable and lifelike dental porcelain, veneers are made to be bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth and completely transform their blemished appearance.
Find the right treatment to improve your smile
Improving your smile is important, which is why we offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments to address your specific needs. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also serve the residents of Kingwood, Conroe, Livingston, and all surrounding communities.