White, perfectly aligned teeth can give someone an instant confidence boost. Luckily, you do not need to rely on just your genes in order to have an ideal smile. Cosmetic dentistry has made it possible to have a perfect grin in just a couple of visits to Brad Pitts Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Lexington, SC. Here are some of the ways that you can improve your smile:
If you want to have a beautiful smile, then the best way to achieve that is to have your teeth whitened. Contact with certain foods and beverages can stain the enamel portion of your teeth while the natural aging process could lead to the yellowing of the underlying dentin layer. Since the enamel region is translucent, then any discolorations of the dentin layer will show through. The fastest way to have a whiter smile is through laser or in-house tooth whitening. Dr. Pitt can discuss the different options for you and find the one that works with your budget and your goals for a whiter smile.
We all have an idea of what the perfect tooth should look like but it’s possible that your tooth may look more like a fang. Veneers are tiny shells created especially to fit the contours and impressions of your teeth and are then attached to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers are excellent in hiding not just shape imperfections but also closing in gaps and giving your teeth a whiter color in just a short amount of time.
When it comes to small chips or cracks, you do not need to have veneers, which can be costly, instead you can opt for a more affordable form of treatment called composite bonding. With this procedure, a moldable paste is attached to your tooth, and Dr. Pitt then manipulates the material and shapes it into the perfect form and shape. The composite material could be used to fill into the cavity as well as repair chipped or broken teeth. Bonding can also whiten teeth.
Also known as caps, crowns are used to protect teeth which may be cracked, chipped or broken. The reason for why Dr. Pitt might recommend caps instead of veneers could be because there is not enough of the tooth left to stick the veneer and make sure that it sticks. Crowns are placed over the tooth. Teeth which have been severely broken or decayed can also benefit more with crowns than veneers because the crown will cover the entire tooth while the veneer only covers the front portion of your teeth.
Call our office to set up an appointment. Our staff at Dr. Pitts Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Lexington, SC will be happy to answer any questions you have about getting you the smile you deserve.
Photo Credit: Identity Station