If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about your smile, there’s a chance that you’ve felt the same emotion felt by thousands upon thousands of dental patients around the world. That is, a mixture of despair and the feeling that you might just have to “learn to live with it”.
That, my friend – is where you’re wrong (which is a GOOD thing)!
While cosmetic dentistry certainly can replace every single one of your existing teeth with life-like replacements that look absolultely perfect, the range of solutions that cosmetic dentistry provides is much much greater.
In fact, with all of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available to you – there are quick fixes and updates you can make to your teeth in with very little time or investment. Let’s look at a couple of them:
In office teeth whitening is one of our favorite procedures to offer. Not because it’s highly technical or even difficult to do, but for the sheer value it provides patients of all ages. Teeth whitening very quickly and very easily can brightens your smile by around 10 shades. That means a noticable difference in your smile, with very little work, time, or money at all.
If your tooth has a minor cosmetic flaw that’s been bugging you, dental bonding is often the procedure of choice. It can affordably and reliably cover stains, conceal chips, and fill gaps in your teeth. Costing between 150 and 350 dollars per tooth, dental bonding is an affordable way to perfect minor flaws in your smile.
Porcelain crowns are the next step up in cosmetic dentistry. Unlike dental bonding, which focuses on a specific flaw or discoloration, porcelain crowns totally encapsulate the tooth. This is generally used when the tooth is either severely flawed cosmetically or structurally. Also known as a “cap” , dental crowns shield your tooth and protect it against harm that would otherwise damage it further, and lead to the need for more serious intervention (or replacement). While slightly more expensive than whitening and bondind, a porcelain crown is typically a one-time investment for the life of your tooth.
If you’re feeling self conscious about your teeth and are curious about the procedures available within your price range and you’re looking for a dentist nearby in Garden Grove, California – we can help! Or, if you’re just doing some research before making an important decision about your dental health – feel free to browse the rest of our blog for all kinds of posts all about your family’s teeth.