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While you may not give it much thought on a daily basis, your smile affects your life in many ways. Along with helping you have self-confidence when you meet others, your smile and teeth also impact how you feel physically. As dentistry has evolved over the years, innovative technology and other techniques have now made it possible to let you receive dental work that can greatly improve your life. Whether you have missing teeth, stained teeth, or other dental issues, here are some possibilities that can give you a new lease on life.
While you can get plenty of over-the-counter DIY teeth whitening kits today, you are much better off if you rely on instead professional teeth whitening from a dentist. Along with making sure you don’t wind up with teeth that have a bluish tint and become extremely sensitive, as is the case with many DIY treatments, professional teeth whitening will remove stubborn stains and give you an immediate boost in your self-confidence.
If you are missing multiple teeth, you probably have a hard time eating certain foods, are in pain, and would rather do anything but smile. If so, dental implants can change your life for the better. Looking just like natural teeth, implants can often be installed in as little as one day. Though it usually takes a few months for everything to properly heal, you will be able to have a whole new appearance instantaneously.
If you have gaps in your smile that leave you embarrassed, porcelain bridges can solve your problem. Popular if you are only missing one or two teeth, a bridge will give your smile a natural look, while at the same time helping to make sure your bite alignment is correct. Best of all, bridges can be made so that they are semi-permanent, meaning your dentist can replace them when necessary.
Should you have a smile that has you showing more gums than teeth, gum contouring can create a much more desirable appearance. Done over several visits, your dentist will likely use a laser to recontour your gum line. In many cases, veneers are used as a final step to make your smile appear more balanced.
As technology has continued to help dentistry evolve, patients now have more options than ever before to solve what were once considered to be very complex problems. From dental implants to teeth whitening and more, you can indeed have the smile of your dreams.