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Not Happy With Your Smile? How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help

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If you're not happy with your smile, there's a way to change that. You can arrange for cosmetic dentistry. If you go in for regular check-ups with your family dentist, you might think you're doing everything you can for your teeth, but that's not necessarily the case. Cosmetic dentistry can provide dental care above and beyond what your family dentist can provide, especially where aesthetics are concerned. Here are just four of the ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile. 

Your Front Tooth Is Decayed

If you have cavities on your back molars, standard filling materials will take care of the repairs. However, if you have cavities on your front teeth, you don't want the fillings to be visible when you smile. Because of that, it's important that you visit a cosmetic dentist. With cosmetic dentistry, composite resin, or tooth-coloured filling material, is used to repair the cavity. As a result, only you and your cosmetic dentist will know that you have fillings on your front teeth. 

Your Teeth Are Severely Discolored 

If your teeth are severely discoloured, over-the-counter whitening products simply won't alleviate the problem. In fact, you might end up doing more harm than good if you try to use do-it-yourself methods to whiten your teeth. For instance, some people try to use lemon juice to whiten their teeth. Unfortunately, the acidic nature of lemon juice can actually damage the enamel on your teeth. That's why you need to visit a cosmetic dentist for your teeth whitening needs. With cosmetic dentistry, even the most set-in stains can be removed from your teeth. 

Your Dentures No Longer Fit Properly

If you've lost your permanent teeth, you might have thought that dentures were the right solution. That might have been the case when they were new. However, that doesn't mean it's the right solution now that things have changed. For instance, your dentures may no longer fit properly. Or, you may be tired of having your dentures slip all the time. Regardless of the reasons, cosmetic dentistry can resolve the issues you're experiencing. Your cosmetic dentist can provide dental implants for you. Dental implants are a permanent solution, meaning you'll never need to deal with dentures issues again. 

You Don't Like the Shape of Your Teeth

If you're not experiencing any significant dental issues, but you don't like the shape of your teeth, you might think there's nothing for you to do. Luckily, that's not the case. Cosmetic dental veneers can change the outward appearance of your teeth. With cosmetic dentistry, veneers can be used to cover chips, cracks and other blemishes. They can also be used to cover uneven edges or gaps.

Contact a cosmetic dentist to learn more.