Have you been ignoring the condition of your smile? Do you find it difficult to make your smile a priority? If you are unhappy with some element of your smile you will notice it every time you brush your teeth, look in the mirror, or see a picture of yourself. Dealing with the elements of your smile that you do not like is something that you have to make a priority. It takes time to go to the dentist and have work completed. But, it is time well spent when you consider the impact of improving your smile. There are a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you get the smile you want.
Living with a smile that you do not like
Living with a smile that you do not like can range from being a little annoying to life altering. If your teeth have some surface stains you may cringe every morning when you examine them after brushing your teeth. If your teeth have deep staining or some type of damage it may prevent you from talking, laughing, and generally interacting with others. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, there is a cost to living with a smile that you do not like.
Impact of improving your smile
The impact of improving your smile can be far reaching. Whiter teeth can give you a boost in confidence so you can interact with others without feeling self-conscious. Repairing damage to your teeth can restore the proper function and look of your teeth. You may not even realize how much the condition of your teeth holds you back until you get the cosmetic dental procedures that you need completed.
Options for getting the smile you want
If you are ready to make your smile a priority, cosmetic dentistry can help. There are a number of cosmetic dentistry options that can restore the beauty of your smile. If you want whiter teeth, professional whitening can remove layers of surface stains in as little as one or two treatments. For stains that are below the surface, porcelain veneers and crowns can give you a whiter smile. Cosmetic procedures like veneers and crowns can also cover damage, fill in gaps, and give your teeth a new shape. No matter what type of problem you have with the look of your smile, cosmetic dentistry has an option for treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry can help take your smile from being a source of embarrassment to being a source of confidence. When you are ready to start addressing the elements of your smile that you do not like, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. Your dentist will help you discover the treatment options that will provide you with the best results.
Julie C Berger, DDS, MA, FACP is a local Gettysburg dentist and a board certified prosthodontist specialist. She is a former full time instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.