A beautiful smile is a wonderful asset – both personally and professionally – at any age. It radiates, health, happiness, personality and WARMTH. Are you happy with your smile? If not, you are not alone: A recent “Dear Doctor” poll found that 80% of us are dissatisfied with our smiles. It’s actually quite normal for your smile to fade over time. As teeth age, they wear and discolor. Small chips and cracks accumulate and old fillings become unattractive. If you are interested in improving your smile, see an experienced Cosmetic Dentist. They are the true artists of the dental profession.
Today, there are many options for enhancing your smile. Maybe you have all of your teeth, but a tooth has a large clip or crack. Tooth bonding might be your answer. If you have some minor irregularities and staining, tooth reshaping and whitening may do the trick. More dramatic changes may incorporate orthodontics or porcelain veneers as part of the solution. So how do you get started? Ask yourself these important questions: Do you dislike the color of your teeth? Do you have chips, cracks or areas of tooth wear that make you look older than you are? Do you have a gummy smile? Are you self-conscious about crooked teeth or do you have gaps between your teeth? If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, communicate the changes you would like to see. It may be helpful to bring notes detailing your objectives and photos that show how you have looked in the past or how you would like to look in the future.
Communication between you and your dentist is an important part of this process. Your cosmetic dentist will explain your treatment options, estimate how long it will take and, of course, what it will cost. There are even ways for you to preview your new smile before the final work is done! Regardless of which procedures you choose, changing your smile is bound to change your life. It’s a transformation that will open up all kinds of new possibilities – that you can only truly realize when you share your dazzling new smile with the world!