Is there anything about your smile that bothers you? Feeling confident showing off your teeth is difficult when you are self-conscious about aesthetic flaws. Cosmetic dental issues aren’t uncommon, and your dentist can fix them in all sorts of ways. Read on to learn about some of the most common cosmetic dental flaws and what your dentist can do to treat them and make you feel more confident.

Tooth Discoloration

This is the most common cosmetic issue that people have. Many different things can cause it. Whether your teeth are stained from years of smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and red wine, or getting older, they don’t need to stay that way. There are a few different whitening options out there. With in-office teeth whitening, your teeth can be made several shades brighter in as little as an hour. If you’d rather whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home, take-home whitening can help you achieve the same beautiful results in just a couple of weeks. If you have more severe discoloration, veneers are also an option for a complete smile makeover.

Crooked Teeth

Not all of us naturally developed a perfectly straight smile. In addition to being unsightly, crooked teeth can make it more difficult to clean your smile thoroughly. This increases your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. The good news is that you no longer need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires to get the results you’re looking for. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to shift your teeth into proper alignment slowly. The best part is that they’re practically invisible. It will be tough for others to detect that you’re getting orthodontic treatment.

Uneven Teeth

Irregularly shaped teeth can be caused by genetics and teeth grinding. This can make you look older and have issues related to your jaw and facial structure. If this issue is tiny, gum or tooth recontouring can result in a more proportional smile. Cosmetic bonding can alter your tooth's shape, length, or width. If you want a more dramatic fix, veneers make an excellent option.

Broken Teeth

Whether you have small chips or serious damage to some of your teeth, your dentist has a solution. For small cracks and chips, cosmetic bonding can restore the appearance and function of the tooth. If bonding isn’t an option, you may be able to preserve your healthy tooth structure with a dental crown. Root canals can save damaged teeth from being extracted. If tooth damage is beyond repair, you and your dentist can discuss tooth replacement options, like dental implants.

No matter which dental flaw is bothering you, there is something available that can help. You will be showing off your gorgeous smile again in no time!

About the Author

Dr. David Crumpton is an experienced dentist serving Trophy Club and surrounding communities for nearly three decades. He earned his dental doctorate from the Baylor College of Dentistry and is committed to continuing education to keep his knowledge and skills sharp. He has completed courses at prestigious institutions such as UT San Antonio, the Pikos Institute, Lamar Dental Implant Training, and the Kois Center. He is also a certified Gold Provider of Invisalign. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry or to schedule a consultation at his office in Trophy Club, visit his website or call 817-380-9593.

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