Smile imperfections can be corrected in various ways. Patients with dental problems such as chipped, misshapen, misaligned, and discolored teeth may feel self-conscious about their smiles. Luckily, there are multiple ways in which your smile can be improved quickly, using modern dental procedures and treatments.
At Alencar Family Dentistry in Chesapeake, Virginia, Dr. O offers a wide range of dental treatments that can improve your smile and the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth.
How Can I Improve My Smile?
Oral hygiene is a great first step in boosting your smile’s appearance. Brushing and flossing regularly can make a huge difference in your oral health and keep your smile bright.
Professional teeth cleaning usually included in a regular dental checkup will significantly improve your smile by removing plaque accumulations and polishing the teeth. A checkup can also help diagnose dental problems in their initial stages and prevent tooth decay and gum disorders, keeping your smile healthy.
Over time, teeth become dull and yellow. Teeth staining foods and beverages can be the leading cause of discoloration and stains. Professional teeth whitening is a simple and effective treatment that can remove all the stains and give you a bright white smile.
Veneers are thin coverings made of porcelain or composite that can be customized to color-match a patient's natural teeth. These restorations can conceal various smile imperfections like chips, gaps, stains, discoloration, or broken teeth.
Dental bonding can restore chipped, cracked, gapped, and stained teeth. In this technique, a tooth-colored composite resin is shaped to match the impaired teeth and then cemented to their surface. It is a straightforward process that hides smile imperfections.
Previously, teeth straightening used to be an invasive and lengthy process. Invisalign is a modern technique that can straighten your teeth by gradually shifting them into their correct orthodontic positions. Perfectly aligned teeth will improve the beauty of your smile.
Tooth contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves the removal of part of the enamel to help reshape the tooth and conceal imperfections such as misshapen or pointed teeth. This procedure is cost-effective and provides dramatic results, improving your smile’s appearance.
If you want to learn more about the different ways we can help improve your smile, visit Alencar Family Dentistry at 711 Greenbrier Pkwy Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320. You can also reach us at (757) 546-0301.