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Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

Isn’t it time that you have a smile that you felt confident in?

If you’ve ever wondered how our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark Artzer, can improve your smile then it’s time to find out. There are many ways that we can help you obtain the smile you’ve always wanted. In a perfect world, we would all be born with the perfect set of teeth; however, when this doesn’t happen, our dentist can step in and help you achieve your dream smile. Cosmetic dentistry can offer both long and short-term benefits. Here are some ways in which cosmetic dentistry from our office in Newport News, VA, can help you. 

Whiten Your Smile

Everything from coffee, wine, and the foods we eat to aging can cause teeth to dull and yellow over time. If you are dealing with discolorations and stains, then professional teeth whitening could quickly help you see amazing results. In-office whitening can get teeth several shades whiter in about one hour while dentist-supervised, at-home whitening can get smiles whiter in as little as one week. If stubborn stains have you feeling self-conscious about your smile, teeth whitening could help. 

A Straighter Smile

While braces can certainly be used to straighten teeth, we also know that patients (especially older patients) are looking for more discreet ways to fix crookedness, crowding, and gaps between teeth without others noticing. Clear aligners can be used in place of brackets and wires to shift teeth into their ideal position over the course of several months (on average, adults will see results in about one year). These aligners are also removable, so you can take them out prior to eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing.

If only a couple of teeth are a little off-kilter, you may not want to go through orthodontic treatment just to fix these more minor malocclusions. This is where dental veneers come in. These custom-made, tooth-colored shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to hide imperfections and to create the appearance of a straighter smile without ever having to wear braces. 

Cover Imperfections

If teeth are cracked or chipped this is also something that our Newport News, VA, dentist can handle. More minor imperfections can often be treated with simple dental bonding or tooth reshaping measures. Bonding involves applying and shaping a tooth-colored material over chips, cracks, stains, and other minor flaws to hide them, while tooth reshaping involves removing trace amounts of enamel from one or more teeth to improve their size or length. 

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If you are ready to sit down with our Newport News, VA, dental team to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options, then call us today at (757) 595-8405 to schedule a consultation.

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