Some people have average looking teeth and aren't bothered by the appearance of their smile. Then, there are some people who have average looking teeth and are really bothered by the fact that they don't have a great-looking smile. There are also plenty of times when people have teeth that have a lot of cosmetic issues, and these issues can bother them to varying degrees. Whether you have a small flaw in your teeth or you have some major cosmetic problems, if the look of your smile bothers you, then you'll want to see the dentist about having your teeth fixed through cosmetic procedures that can help you get the smile you want. Here are some of the different cosmetic dentistry procedures that tend to be more commonly used:
Professional teeth whitening
If you have discolored teeth that aren't natural, then you may be able to get them looking a lot whiter by having teeth whitening treatments done. When you go to the dental office for this, you will see good results, and when you try to do this with a store-bought kit, you stand the chance of it not working or of giving you bad results, such as spotted teeth. There are different treatments a dental office may offer and they will look at your teeth and determine which is best for you.
Sometimes, someone will have an odd tooth that stands out because the shape doesn't match the rest of their teeth. Sometimes, someone will have many teeth that have odd shapes to them. There are also times when someone will want to change something about the shape of their teeth when there isn't necessarily an issue with the shape they have, but they would just prefer a certain look. In cases such as these, the dentist will be able to shape the teeth using a variety of dental hand tools. They can do everything from shortening a tooth that is longer than the others to thinning a tooth out or even giving teeth more curvature or more of a point.
Porcelain veneers are great because they offer a durable and permanent option for fixing a lot of different cosmetic dental issues. Porcelain veneers are designed to be thin shells of strong porcelain material that are tooth-colored and that are adhered permanently over teeth. When in place, they can hide many flaws, such as chips or flaws, with the shapes of teeth. They can also take care of gaps by filling in the space between teeth.