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Can You Cosmetically Change Your Smile?

If you're extremely unhappy with the way your teeth, gums, or smile looks overall, consider undergoing cosmetic dental treatment soon. Cosmetic dental treatments, such as veneers and gum reduction, can improve your smile one step at a time. Learn more about cosmetic dental treatments and how they can boost your smile below.

What Are Cosmetic Dental Treatments?

Many adults and teens are unhappy with the way their teeth and gums look when they smile. Smiling not only benefits you, but it also benefits the people and world around you. However, some teeth and gum problems can affect how well and how much you smile during the day. Cosmetic dental treatments can help improve your smile, mood, and outlook on life.

Cosmetic dental treatments describe a wide range of procedures you can use to correct, enhance, or improve the shape, color, and position of your teeth and gums. A dentist can use:

  • dental veneers and crowns to cover chipped, broken, or discolored teeth
  • gum reshaping to lengthen, reposition, or shorten the gumline
  • teeth implants and dentures to replace missing teeth
  • teeth whitening to correct darkened or discolored tooth enamel

Some procedures can even correct and strengthen your jaw, including orthognathic jaw surgery. The surgery allows a provider to straighten or realign the upper or lower jaw bone so that it appears more even in the face. 

If you desire a better smile and would like to try one or more of the treatments above, reach out to a cosmetic dentist now.

What Cosmetic Dental Treatments Fit You Best?

Although cosmetic dental procedures can help you look and feel better, not all treatments are for everyone. Before a cosmetic dentist finds the best treatments for you, they must evaluate your teeth, gums, and smile. The evaluation allows a provider to determine the:

  • overall health and condition of your teeth, gums, and/or jaw
  • goals you want to accomplish or achieve from your treatment
  • expectations or things you want to happen from your treatment

A dentist may also consider your age during the evaluation. Some teeth and gum problems occur because of the aging process, including tooth enamel loss. If some of your dental problems occur because of age, a provider can find the appropriate treatments for them, such as increasing your calcium and magnesium intake. The vitamins help increase the minerals in your teeth and bones.

After the evaluation, a cosmetic provider will schedule you for treatment.

Learn more about your cosmetic dental options by contacting a provider today — such as Sumter Family Dental Center.

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Every Dentist Needs Your Help Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

When I was a child and teenager, I always left the dentist's office with the great feeling of having no cavities. When I went away to college out-of-state, I had to switch to a new dentist in my area. It seemed like I was suddenly getting cavities and started wonder what my new dentist "was doing wrong". When I spoke to my mother about it, she reminded me that the reason I never had cavities when I was living it home was because she always made sure my siblings and I brushed and flossed daily and didn't eat too much sugar. I then realized that my late-night study sessions drinking sugary soda and my suddenly bad brushing habits were the true causes of my cavities. I have since learned a lot more about dental health I am eager to share with anyone who needs the advice!

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