Cosmetic Dentistry: What are my options?

Cosmetic Dentistry: What are my options?

If you are self-conscious of your smile, you might not be as outgoing as you’d like. Feeling reluctant to smile can severely affect your self-confidence as well as your social life. With cosmetic dentistry, you can see your smile transformed into the perfect look you’ve always dreamed of.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Your Smile

There are several types of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can dramatically improve your smile. Which one you decide to use depends upon your specific needs and what results you’re looking for. Some treatments include:

•    Veneers
•    Teeth whitening
•    Dental bonding
•    Dental implants

A simple treatment like teeth whitening can provide dramatic results and make a huge difference in how you feel about yourself. More severe issues, such as misshapen, damaged, or missing teeth require more extensive treatment, but again the results can be dramatic. Dental bonding can help repair chipped teeth or make misshapen or asymmetrical teeth look more consistent with the rest of your smile. Dental implants can replace a missing tooth or teeth, and porcelain veneers are a versatile treatment used for addressing a wide range of cosmetic issues.

Deciding on Cosmetic Dentistry

Deciding whether to move forward with treated is a big decision. Before you make any final choices, you should consult at length with your dentist to determine what the best approach for you will be. One or two simple treatments may be all that is required, or you might get the best results from a combination of treatments. You’ll discuss exactly what your goals are and receive recommendations for the best way to achieve those goals.

Some patients opt for a combination of procedures in order to spend less time in the dentist’s chair and achieve more dramatic results. For example, you might opt to combine teeth whitening and dental bonding to make teeth whiter and more symmetrical.

To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, contact the office of Dr. Mark E. Massaro at 918-743-9924 to schedule your professional consultation.