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Cosmetic Dentistry

This article explains the many different procedures a cosmetic dentist can perform, besides the usual teeth whitening process.

Did you know that a cosmetic dentist can actually provide you with a complete smile makeover? Many people are surprised to learn that there is more to dentistry than cavity prevention, braces, and teeth whitening. A cosmetic dentist can help you with a variety of cosmetic imperfections related to your smile. Be sure to ask a cosmetic dentist in Colorado Springs what procedures will be best for your particular situation.

 Some people first go to a cosmetic dentist because they are seeking a more polished appearance to get ready for an important life event such as a graduation, wedding, or a professional career. While we often think of models, actors, and public figures as having jobs that depend on them looking great and having amazing teeth, the truth is that a great smile is important in every profession. Even professional football players seek cosmetic dentistry so they can have beautiful smiles for media interviews and photos. Salespersons know the power of having nice teeth and closing more sales. Your next job promotion could be dependent on having a glamorous smile, even if the hiring manager is not even aware of the subconscious decision to choose someone with a great smile over someone with yellow, broken teeth.

It’s a fact that teeth that are not aligned properly, crowded, or discolored can influence first impressions and subconscious beliefs about a person. Knowing you have a variety of dental imperfections can make you feel self-conscious in social situations. It can influence how often you speak, smile, or laugh, and can lower your overall happiness. Oftentimes people suffering from depression will find great relief in having a smile makeover and finally feeling confident enough to smile again. Invisalign, crowns, and porcelain veneers can fix crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, and discolored teeth.

Do you love to drink coffee, tea, soda, or wine? Do you smoke or chew tobacco or enjoy a cigar every now and then? Chances are great that your teeth are discolored! Do you have eroded enamel as a result of medication, illness, or unknown etiology? Eroded enamel will guarantee tooth discoloration and staining. However, you don’t have to live with discolored teeth anymore. Professional teeth whitening a few times a year will alleviate your problem. If your enamel is damaged, ceramic veneers may be a better option. Veneers are stain-resistant. Your cosmetic dentist in Colorado Springs can place crowns and porcelain veneers.

Another common dental issue is known as the “gummy smile.” This occurs when too much gum tissue shows when you smile or laugh. It can look almost like you don’t have any teeth because a gummy smile usually goes hand-in-hand with having very small and short teeth. Laser recontouring, veneers, lip surgery, jaw surgery, crown lengthening, and gingival surgery are some different options that can be done to fix a gummy smile. Your cosmetic dentist may refer you to a periodontist. Together, the cosmetic dentist and periodontist will provide procedures that will get rid of the extra gum tissue and make your natural teeth longer and larger (if they are too small). Your final smile will be more aesthetically pleasing.

Large gaps between teeth can be another embarrassing problem. This may also be caused by having teeth that are too small for your mouth. Your cosmetic dentist in Colorado Springs can help you fix tooth gaps. Invisalign, veneers, and crowns can usually fix this problem easily.

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