Tooth discoloration is common, making teeth whitening one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in the United States. Among all age groups in the United States, more than 84% of adults believe that bad teeth can negatively impact their personal and professional life. Dental problems and cosmetic issues can also cause you to limit your social interaction and impact your personal life. Cosmetic dentistry can provide a range of services to help you achieve oral health and the smile you want.
Having tooth discoloration, crooked teeth, or cosmetic damage can cause decreased confidence and make you feel embarrassed when you smile. Many things can cause cosmetic issues, such as poor dental hygiene or an impact injury.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry Problems
Overall, many Americans are unhappy with at least some aspects of their teeth. Some of the most common cosmetic dental issues are:
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Missing teeth
Cosmetic dentistry is commonly used to fix minor problems, such as tooth decay, transition into more serious issues like staining. Poor dental hygiene can lead to discoloration that requires professional cleaning. Things like a poor diet and failing to brush and floss regularly can lead to discoloration. Plaque and tartar can begin to accumulate and stain your teeth. When discoloration is neglected for long periods of time, your teeth can develop a gray coloration, which is extremely difficult to treat.
Crooked or misaligned teeth can not only look bad but can also cause structural issues and other problems in your mouth. An overbite or underbite, for example, can increase your chances of developing jaw pain and damage to your teeth and gum line. A cosmetic dentist often sees how missing or cracked teeth can negatively impact your dental health. When you have a missing tooth, your mouth and jaw have to compensate, which can lead to you developing an overbite or an underbite or issues with grinding or clenching.
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Offerings
Cosmetic dentistry can provide you with several different treatments to address problems with your teeth. At Lovett Dental Sharpstown, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services, including:
- Teeth whitening
- Fillings, crowns, and bridges
- Dental bonding
Teeth whitening procedures are safe and simple and typically only require one in-office treatment. Dentures are an excellent way to address missing teeth, and a cosmetic dentist can create you a custom pair of dentures that conforms to your specific mouth. Another benefit of cosmetic dentistry is helping you address misalignment issues in your mouth. Braces and other teeth-straightening techniques can align your teeth and correct issues caused by overbites and underbites.
Fillings for cavities is another common service performed by a typical cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry can also provide veneers to improve the appearance of your teeth. Veneers are thin porcelain molds that are placed over your tooth, which cover-up and conceal things like chips, cracks, and gaps. Another benefit of veneers is that they can cover up discoloration and staining. Sometimes, discoloration is not able to be corrected through teeth whitening procedures. Certain causes, like prescription medications, cause irreversible staining. Veneers can cover up the discolored teeth when other cosmetic dentistry options are off the table.
Learn More at Lovett Dental Sharpstown Today
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the smile you desire. Simple cosmetic procedures, such as veneers or braces, can correct tooth issues and make your smile your best asset. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services, contact Lovett Dental Sharpstown online today or call us at 281-975-5560.