Is Cosmetic Dentistry Effective in Correcting Your Smile

May 3, 2021

Yes, cosmetic dentistry can help in redesigning your smile. Our smile is an accessory and it complements your outfit, and it is also the first thing that people notice. However, some of us do not have great smiles because of factors like discoloration, cracks, and chips. Fortunately, we have several treatments that can help improve the appearance of your teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth, gum, and bite. Its primary purpose is to change the aesthetics of the teeth in color, shape, position, and alignment. Getting cosmetic dentistry near you has great benefits such as:


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1. Removes Stains and Brightness Your Teeth

Teeth discoloration will happen at some point in our lives because of several factors like smoking and diet. Age is also a contributing factor because the enamel wears down as we age, exposing the dentin (brown or yellow). While we cannot change age-related discoloration, we can whiten the teeth and reduce the stains with cosmetic procedures.

We offer professional teeth whitening procedures that can remove stains from your teeth. The dentist will apply a whitening agent on the enamel, leave it on the teeth for 15 minutes and then rinse it out.

The process can be repeated three times depending on the severity of the discoloration. You can use take-home teeth whitening kits designed by our dentist in SE Calgary.

2. Closes Unsightly Gaps

Gaps between your teeth are not only unattractive but can also affect your dental structure. When you have large gaps caused by tooth extraction, it causes the surrounding teeth to shift to the spaces. This will weaken the teeth and your structure. Replacing these missing teeth is important to the appearance of your teeth and oral health.

The dentist can use dental bridges, which are non-invasive and help to replace one or multiple missing teeth. These bridges are long-lasting and can last for about 15 years with proper care.

If you have sufficient bone support, the dentist may recommend dental implants. These are metal posts fixed on the jaw bone to anchor the false teeth.

Tiny gaps can be corrected with dental veneers and crowns. These are teeth shells and caps respectively applied on the teeth to repair the gaps. Dental bonding can also be used to close them.

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3. Covers Cracks and Chips

Cracks and chips are unattractive, but more than that, the cracks can trap tiny food particles, which may increase your risk of cavities. Fixing these cracks and chips is important, and veneers, crowns, and bonding are used to achieve that.

Dental bonding is the application of composite material on the cracks to cover them and restore your smile. If the cracks and chips are severe, our cosmetic dentist in Calgary can use veneers and crowns.

4. Corrects Misaligned Teeth

The teeth can get misaligned because of dental overcrowding or when you have narrow jaws that cannot accommodate the teeth.

The dentist will first extract the extra teeth before starting the orthodontic treatment. Minor misaligned teeth can be corrected with treatments like crowns. However, in severe cases, the dentist will use dental braces. These orthodontic devices are available in several types from traditional braces to clear aligners. The most commonly used clear braces are Invisalign® aligners. These are customized braces made of thermoplastic material. They are invisible and can be removed, which makes it easy for you to maintain your dental hygiene.

5. Strengthens Your Teeth

Worn down teeth are caused by loss of teeth and teeth grinding. When your teeth are worn out, they are prone to cracking and chipping. The dental crowns and veneers are mostly used to strengthen your teeth and keep them from cracking.

If you suffer from teeth grinding and clenching, or bruxism, using mouthguards can help in protecting the teeth from the pressure of grinding. These mouth protectors are available in various types, but the custom-made versions are the most suitable.

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