A perfect smile doesn’t have to be one without any cosmetic blemishes and imperfections. A perfect smile is any healthy smile that gives the feeling of confidence. If you feel self-conscious about your smile or if it has health issues, it is not a perfect smile. There is a common misconception that cosmetic dentistry intends to make your smile look like a cookie-cutter version of the ideal smile. However, there is no ideal smile. Cosmetic dentistry is the art of upgrading your unique smile to one that is healthy and confidence-boosting. Your dentist can help you assess your smile goals and your smile’s needs. The health and the integrity of your smile comes first when it comes to updating with cosmetic dentistry.
If you have just one or a few teeth with cosmetic issues, bonding may be a good option for your smile. A composite resin (the same as used in fillings) is directly applied to the outer surface of the tooth before it is hardened and polished. Issues that bonding can address include intrinsic stains, small gaps, surface-level damage, irregular sizes and shapes, etc.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that look like natural teeth. The shells are permanently bonded to the outer front surface of your teeth to mimic enamel. Porcelain veneers are a type of cosmetic dentistry that can address multiple teeth with multiple smile issues. Veneers can upgrade an entire smile that may have a laundry list of issues, such as large gaps, deep stains, chips, cracks, uneven sizes or shapes, on multiple teeth.
Whitening is the least invasive type of cosmetic dentistry. Even though it is not as invasive, it can still make a dramatic difference on your smile’s appearance. Professional whitening done by your dentist allows for your dentist to monitor your needs and customize the treatment.
Are you ready to update the look of your smile?
Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris can help update your smile. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX, at 817-473-6227. We proudly welcome patients from Mansfield, TX and the surrounding areas, including South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian, and more.