Your smile is a huge part of who you are. Plus, it can affect how you feel about yourself. If you are embarrassed by your smile, you may feel too uncomfortable to open your mouth around others. This can affect how you eat, speak, and smile. It can also affect your confidence and self-esteem as well as your social, relational, and work-related prospects. With cosmetic dentistry from one of our experienced dental professionals, we can help you achieve your perfect smile and can give you back your confidence in Virginia Beach, VA.
There are many different types of cosmetic dentistry that can change the appearance of your smile. Some cover imperfections on the surface of your teeth while others seek to move your teeth into more pleasing alignments.
One of the easiest cosmetic dentistry options for most people is in-office teeth whitening. In-office whitening is superior to the whitening agents that you see on the shelves of your local drugstore for many reasons. First, the products that we use are far stronger and more powerful. Plus, professional application of the whitening agent ensures a more thorough and even result as well as less irritation to sensitive gums.
Dental veneers are another good choice if you want to cover minor imperfections or stains. Veneers are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to give your smile a more aligned and beautiful appearance. Veneers should be considered as permanent additions to your mouth because they require some of your tooth enamel to be removed before they can be bonded into place.
You have many other options as well when it comes to changing the look of your teeth. Orthodontic care involves braces or invisible trays to change the positioning of your teeth and to close gaps or correct bad bites. Crowns can encase entire teeth to cover large imperfections or to repair teeth that have been damaged by cavities. Bonding uses a special composite material that is matched to your own tooth color to change the size or shape of your teeth.
Another cosmetic dentistry option is a dental implant. An implant can take the place of a missing tooth. When you have an implant placed, you are investing in the health of your entire mouth because the implant helps to keep the bone and the gums healthy as well.