Ready to get yourself something this holiday? Make it a smile makeover. Whatever is going on with your oral health, there is a dental solution that can give you back a strong, healthy, beautiful smile. Time to find out what your holly jolly smile makeover looks like.
If You Have Stained Teeth
Stained teeth can be situational or age-related, temporary or permanent. Perhaps you haven’t been diligent about brushing lately, or you’re overdue for a dental cleaning. A professional teeth-cleaning from your dental hygienist will brighten your teeth tremendously.
If you have an all-day coffee or soda habit, or you enjoy red wine and dark sauces, your teeth are taking the brunt of your preferences. They’re not beyond repair though – they never are! A teeth-whitening treatment – completed in your Johns Creek dentist’s office in one hour or on your own time with take-home trays – will make your teeth multiple shades whiter, brighter, and beautiful.
If your teeth are stained and discolored from antibiotic use as a child or you have yellowish teeth simply because of DNA, your interventions are limited to the treatments that can conceal the stains. The best option in this situation is veneers, which conceal not only stains but other imperfections like misalignment, gaps, and chips.
If You Have Broken Teeth
Broken teeth are not only an unsightly matter, they’re a health matter. When tooth enamel is broken, it weakens the entire tooth. More breakage is likely. Plus, cracks and chips and breaks leave room for bacteria and food particles to enter the tooth – which sets you up for decay or infection, and that could lead to a need for root canal therapy or tooth-colored fillings.
Broken teeth are easily fixed, and it’s so important to get them taken care of as soon as possible to avoid further complications and more invasive dental work. A porcelain crown can cover up that broken tooth, rebuilding it and making it strong and robust so you can bite and chew confidently. If the break is not very large, a dental inlay or onlay could be all you need to correct the tooth and get it back to looking natural and working properly.
If You Have Missing Teeth
Missing teeth are a problem for many reasons. If a tooth falls out of your mouth, it’s an indication that gum disease has likely set in. This problem will need to be addressed before any dental restorations can be made. If you are missing a tooth for any reason, including an accident, blow to the mouth, or extraction, allowing that space to remain empty invites neighboring teeth to eventually drift around. Plus, missing teeth, particularly when there are several missing in one area, leads to a changing face shape and a compressed look that ages you.
Dental implants are the permanent way to replace missing teeth. The implant replaces the missing tooth root and the crown of the tooth takes up lodging in your dental lineup to complete your smile. Implants look, act, and feel just like natural teeth so you have a healthy, tough smile that lasts forever.
Find out what’s right for your holly jolly smile makeover. Contact Johns Creek dentist Dr. Mitul Patel to schedule your appointment.