Options To Enhance your Smile In Garland, TX
Smile is a universal language. A dazzling smile can brighten your day and of everyone around you. Therefore, it doesn’t surprise that ‘smile’ has a staggering number of songs to its name. However, only some have a perfect set of pearly whites. Need that ideal smile? There are many dental cosmetic procedures to help you enhance your mile. A dental cosmetic procedure can be as simple as dull tooth color to as complicated as crowding. The list is exhaustive and intimidating. People attach much self-confidence to how they look, including their smiles. Dental issues can impair self-esteem, stress out, and hinder the overall growth of an individual.
Nevertheless, dental cosmetic procedures can enhance your smile and help you lead a happier social life. On a lighter note, have you ever wondered how your favorite movie stars possess that glorious, heart-warming smile? Allow us to enlighten you.
Teeth whitening/bleaching, One of the most popular dental cosmetic procedures, teeth whitening, is the first thing that comes to mind when speaking of enhancing smiles. And why not? Teeth whitening can help you to shed years from your age. With many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, it is best to consult your dentist before opting for them. Furthermore, it is advisable to prefer the in-office teeth whitening done at your dentist’s Office in Garland, TX. Over-the-counter bleaching agents contain abrasive agents that remove the stains on your teeth. Excessive use of these toothpaste and whitening strips will damage the outer white layer of your teeth, known as the enamel. It will only aggravate the problem by exposing the inner layer called dentin, which is yellowish in color. Some whitening agents contain peroxides that can bleach the tooth but are not durable. If time is something that you cant spare, you can ask your dentist to provide you with home bleaching kits that you can use according to your time and convenience.
An important thing to know here is that only some are candidates for teeth whitening. Whitening procedures cannot remediate Dental conditions such as fluorosis. Therefore, consult your dentist before starting.
Dental laminates/ Dental Veneers are thin wafers made of ceramic or porcelain bonded to the outer layer of your teeth. Veneers/laminates are an excellent alternative for those who cannot benefit from teeth whitening procedures. A thin layer is removed from the tooth’s outer surface to accommodate these veneers, and then according to your preferred shade, these veneers are bonded to the tooth.
Dental bonding is best for repairing chipped teeth and reducing gaps. Dental bonding uses tooth-colored resins to restore the esthetics and function of your teeth. Resins are soft clay-like materials that harden on exposure to a particular light. Your dentist will select the resin that best matches your tooth color, prepares your tooth to receive the restoration, place and shape the resin according to the requirement of your tooth, and then harden it by using light and minor adjustments. Dental bonding is also used as a filling material to restore a tooth damaged by cavities. Once restored using dental bonding, it’s nearly impossible to tell if the tooth was ever damaged.
Tooth contouring, sometimes, your dentist may reduce the tooth enamel to shape your smile. However, there is a limitation to the amount of enamel that your dentist can reduce.
Gum contouring, if a ‘gummy smile’ worries you, your dentist will remove the excessive gum tissue to make your smile aesthetically pleasing.
If you want to enhance your smile, there are various options available, or if you have questions about what suits you best, call us at (469) 804-5677 and talk to our dental team.