Don't Like Your Smile? Visit Your Cosmetic Dentist Before A Surgeon To Get A Smile Facelift

If you are not pleased with your smile, instead of seeing a cosmetic surgeon to make some changes to your face see your cosmetic dentist first, as it may be your teeth. They can take care of the problem by giving you a smile facelift. Think of it much like a facelift but for your smile. Below are two changes he or she can make to your teeth to give you a beautiful smile.

1. Dental Veneers

If your teeth look misshapen, chipped, or broken, the cosmetic surgeon will likely suggest that you get dental veneers. The veneers are made from porcelain, and the dentist will place thin pieces of it on your teeth. This procedure makes your teeth not only look nice, but they are also stronger than regular tooth enamel.

The cosmetic dentist will start out giving you a smile analysis.  This helps him or her to determine the steps they need to take to help you achieve your beautiful smile. Some dentists will create a model so you can try on veneers to see if it is something that you want.

Some dentists use cosmetic imaging, which is where they will show you a picture of yourself on a computer monitor so you can see how you look with your new smile.

Once you decide this is the right procedure for you, the dentist will go over everything in detail with you so you know what you can expect with the treatment, as well as after care.

2. Teeth Whitening

One part of having a fabulous smile is having white teeth. Over time, teeth can become yellow due to things like what you drink, smoke, and more. The cosmetic dentist can whiten your teeth in his or her office. This is the preferred way, because the dentist can make sure there is no damage to your gums during the procedure.

The type of whitening system used depends on your cosmetic dentist. In most cases, however, he or she will use a type of gel that has a buffer. The buffer is used to protect the enamel on your teeth while they are being whitened. Depending on how discolored your teeth are, the dentist can usually achieve the result you want in one office visit.  Most dentists only whiten the front top and bottom teeth, as your back teeth are not seen when you smile.

These are only two of the procedures the cosmetic dentist can do to help you with your smile. To learn more, contact Van De Walle Tom DDS