If you have been asking yourself, “Am I a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?” then chances are you probably are. Perhaps you do not open your mouth when you smile, or you hold your hand up over your face to hide your mouth when you are talking to people because you would prefer that they not see your teeth. Or if you do smile, you may restrain yourself somewhat because you have metal fillings in your back teeth.
All it takes to be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry is dissatisfaction with the appearance of your teeth, and good overall dental health. If you do have dental issues like decay or gum disease, your dentist in Brea will work on those first. Then, once your oral health has been fully restored, you can picture yourself with the smile you want – you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry in Brea, or anywhere else for that matter, is whatever it takes to make you happy with your smile. Today, we have procedures that can whiten stained teeth, close up gaps, replace missing teeth, remove and replace metal fillings, correct crowding and gapping, and even change the length and shape of your teeth. If you are suffering from any of these conditions, then you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
As a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, you have a variety of treatments available to you, depending on the dental defects you wish to have corrected. For instance, if your lifestyle includes cigarettes, red wine, smokeless tobacco, coffee, tea, grape juice, cola drinks and other things that can discolor your teeth, a whitening treatment can brighten your teeth by several shades.
Unsightly mercury-based fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored composite, so your teeth will look as though they had never been filled at all. Dental composite can also be used to correct discoloration and fill cracks and chips.
A candidate for cosmetic dentistry who is troubled by minor crookedness, teeth that are too short, minor chipping, small gaps, or stains that do not respond to whitening treatments may wish to consider porcelain veneers as a means of improving their smile. Veneers are less expensive than dental crowns, and can deliver essentially the same effect.
Now that you know you can be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry, why not get in touch with us at Designed Smiles in Brea, CA? Contact us today at 714-529-0100 to book a consultation with Dr. Grant Burdick. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, read our cosmetic dentistry overview and the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.