Common Complaints That a Cosmetic Dentist Can Fix

Posted on: 23 January 2019

Many people want to make minor changes to their appearance, and one of the areas that have a significant impact is your teeth. If your oral complaints are aesthetic rather than health-based, you may want to consider a visit to a cosmetic dentist. Understanding what they can do will help you decide whether an appointment with one is right for you. 

You feel as though your teeth are uneven

There are lots of reasons for feeling as though your teeth are uneven. For example, you may have cracks, chips, gaps or teeth that have distinctly different sizes. While such complaints don't always pose health risks or difficulties with eating, they can make you feel self-conscious.

When you're seeking an even smile that's easy to maintain, you might want to explore the idea of veneers. Veneers are popular for creating an even and dazzling smile. Under the care of the right cosmetic dentist, you'll benefit from a fitting that complements your current look. It's worth noting, however, that veneers aren't appropriate if you have unresolved oral hygiene problems or if you require braces.

You have missing teeth

If you have a tooth removed and it leaves a visible gap, it's normal to want to fill it. It's also worth knowing that replacing missing teeth in the less visible areas of your mouth can benefit your remaining teeth too. When one tooth goes missing, the rest take on the strain. This increases their risk of degeneration. When several teeth are missing, there's also a chance of jaw problems.

Depending on your preferences you may want to ask your cosmetic dentist about dentures, implants or crowns. Naturally, your current jaw structure and remaining teeth will play an influencing factor as well. In addition to addressing aesthetic complaints, replacing missing teeth can make it easier to eat and form words.

Your teeth look stained

Stained teeth often creep up unexpectedly and insidiously, especially if you're a regular coffee drinker who doesn't monitor the whiteness of their smile over time. Fortunately, teeth whitening is accessible and cost-effective. When you choose to visit a dentist rather than buying a DIY kit, you'll benefit from stronger solutions that are personally tailored to your oral health and desired outcomes.

In addition to whitening your teeth in an office setting your dentist can provide a kit for you to use at home. In addition to being convenient, they're often more reliable than off-the-shelf products