When you think of a famous, Hollywood smile, there may be many celebrities that come to mind. They have teeth that are brilliantly white and straight! Even if you have crooked, stained, or cracked teeth, that celebrity smile may be easier to get than you think.
There are a number of options available today to whiten stained teeth, such as whitening strips, whitening toothpaste, whitening trays, and porcelain veneers.
Whitening strips and toothpaste work to break up stains using peroxide. Results usually appear in two to four weeks and cost less than other methods of teeth whitening. Over-the-counter versions of whitening trays lighten teeth one or two shades, but whitening trays that are custom-fit by your dentist provide better whitening results. Zoom! teeth whitening happens to be one of the most popular whitening methods because it lightens teeth up to eight shades and takes only an hour.
Cracked Or Worn Teeth
If you have a cracked tooth it can be very painful when chewing or when exposed to extreme temperatures. If left untreated, the pulp can become damaged and is more susceptible to infection. When this is the case, the tooth may require a root canal before a crown is placed. Simple cracks that do not affect the pulp can be treated with a crown on the tooth. Dental crowns can also restore a tooth that is severely worn down or broken.
Dental bonding is used to fill chips in your teeth. It is one of the most common and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. Porcelain veneers can also be used to cover a chipped tooth.
Many people have crooked or overlapping teeth. This can be caused when the mouth is too small for the teeth or by the upper jaw not falling in line with the lower jaw. Porcelain veneers may be a good option depending on how crooked your teeth are. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed on the front of the teeth to mask any imperfections.
Dental implants look just like natural teeth and can be placed into the tooth’s pocket, acting as artificial tooth roots. If you are tired of wearing dentures, dental implants may be a better option if you are missing a few or all of your teeth.
For more information, contact Smile Esthetics Scottdale today at (480) 867-1727.