San Francisco and Marin CA
Not everyone has perfect-looking teeth. Minor imperfections in your mouth might not seem that noticeable, but they can make you lack self-confidence. Cosmetic dentistry will help you get that smile back and have full confidence. If you have stained teeth, chipped teeth, or gaps in your smile, our Marin cosmetic dentists at Glen Park Dental share five surprising reasons to get a smile makeover. A smile makeover can help with any cosmetic problems. In today’s blog, we discuss some of those cosmetic problems and which treatments might be right for you.
Almost everyone has stains on their teeth. Certain foods and beverages lead to those unwanted stains. Tobacco use and poor oral health also lead to dingy, discolored teeth. But you can lessen teeth staining by practicing good daily oral hygiene. Make sure you get your teeth cleaned at our Marin dental practice at least twice a year. If you still have unwanted stains ask about our professional teeth whitening treatment. This professional treatment works better than store-bought kits, and it will give you that pearly white smile you have been longing for.
Broken or chipped teeth
Tooth enamel is strong and helps protect your teeth, but it can break. Biting your fingernails, using your teeth to open something up, biting something hard, or an injury can damage your teeth. Chipped or broken teeth do not always hurt, but you may not like the appearance of them and want to get them fixed. A great way to help fix minor tooth issues caused by broken or chipped teeth is dental bonding. This can be done in our office in one visit.
Misshapen teeth or uneven teeth
Sometimes teeth are misshapen or uneven. This can happen if teeth do not erupt properly, missing teeth, or can sometimes be hereditary. Clenching and grinding can also cause our teeth to be misshaped. Many people wear a nightguard that helps prevent further damage. If you want to change the appearance of misshapen or uneven teeth, porcelain veneers are an excellent option. They are very natural and can give you that smile you have dreamed of. Porcelain veneers will require two visits to our Marin cosmetic dentist’s office, but once you see the results, it will have been worth the wait. To create the perfect smile, you may want to get several teeth covered with veneers.
If your teeth are crooked or not aligned properly, orthodontics is the best solution. Whether you’re an adult or a teenager, the best way to get straight teeth is with the help of orthodontics. Braces apply pressure to your teeth, and over time, align them in a straight position. Ideally, braces would be worn for a year or so, but some cases require three years or more. At Glen Park Dental, we also offer ceramic braces that match the color of your teeth and clear aligner therapy that is hardly noticeable by others.
Missing a tooth
When smiling, a missing tooth can be obvious, impacting your chewing abilities. When a tooth needs to be extracted, the ideal solution is to replace the tooth before jawbone resorption happens. If you don’t immediately replace a tooth, other teeth around will start to drift and move. They are trying to fill in the gap. Dental implants are a great option to replace a missing tooth, and our Marin implant dentists can help with that. Dental implants are very natural looking. An implant post is surgically placed in the jawbone, replacing the missing tooth. When you have dental implants, you can always smile, knowing that your teeth are free from gaps and have a full set of beautiful teeth. People that are in good health and are non-smokers are great candidates for implants. Always go for a consultation just to be sure. Our implant dentists here in San Francisco will be happy to determine if you are a candidate for implants.
Smile Makeovers in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and Marin
If you are unhappy with your smile and want to gain more confidence, or maybe you just have some chipped teeth you want to take care of, call Glen Park Dental at (415) 585-1500 to set up a consultation.