Cosmetic Dentistry Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City patients choose cosmetic dental procedures/surgery for various reasons-to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance. Whatever the reason, the ultimate goal is to restore a beautiful smile.
When you are face-to-face with someone, you can’t help notice that person’s teeth and smile during the entire conversation. You also can’t help but see problems. If the problem is minor, like a little spinach in the teeth, brushing and flossing is enough to fix it. But often, the problem is more serious. It’s hard to overemphasize how distracting it is when teeth are misshaped, have discoloration or chips, or are simply not there. Maybe your teeth are too long or too short, have gaps, or are oddly shaped.
Cosmetic dentistry can give you a beautiful smile. Common procedures are:
- Bonding: The dentist can close gaps or change the color of your teeth.
- Contouring and reshaping: Crooked, chipped, cracked, or overlapping teeth can be straightened.
- Veneers: The dentist can place thin, enamel-like veneers on the front of your teeth to change the color and shape. Dentists have used them to correct teeth that are spaced unevenly, that have an odd shape, or are crooked or discolored.
- Whitening and bleaching: If your teeth have yellowed with age or are stained, this procedure might be for you.
Talk with your dentist about what can be done for your specific case. Your overall health will be considered, of course, but in many cases, the dentist can help you create the smile you’ve always wanted.